The removal of criminal record(s) questions from the admissions application is a conversation currently taking place not only on campus but amongst legislators on both the State and National level. In response, AACRAO assembled a work group to:
- Develop guidance concerning the use of student criminal history in the college admissions process,
- Review the Disciplinary Notations Guide to develop guidance related to the receipt of student transcripts with disciplinary notations or other notifications of disciplinary infractions at previous institutions, and
- Generate guiding principles for the development of institutional policy regarding use of disciplinary notations and criminal history questions.
AACRAO plays a key role in this discussion. The development of recommendations regarding these sensitive issues will assist AACRAO members and legislators to develop sound policies that balance access to higher education with public safety.