Albany State University, one of the colleges not arbitrarily merged with another nearby institution, does not win the gold-star of excellence this week. A recent audit revealed that several hundred freshmen were admitted to the university without having appropriate credentials.
I think Albany State is a good school; I’ve got a couple of friends who are graduates. (And let me take this time to direct your attention to one of the better political blogs in this state written by an ASU alum.) I’m sure they will rebound from this and they appear to already be working on addressing many of the issues the audit discovered.
But I can’t help but wonder what is going on at other schools across the state. It seems like threshold test-scores are something easy to keep track of. Little Jimmy either had a high enough verbal or he didn’t. I noticed a few days ago that transcript fees at the University of Georgia were increasing substantially, in part because of the need of new software for the Registar’s office.
Both subjects, while remote, are related in the sense that they involve data and, to a degree, technology. Which begs the question; are our universities and colleges behind the times on data entry and management?