EXPERT REPORT OF PATRICIA GURIN|
Gratz, et al. v. Bollinger, et al., No. 97-75321 (E.D. Mich.)
Grutter, et al. v. Bollinger, et al., No. 97-75928 (E.D. Mich.)
INFORMATION CONSIDERED IN FORMING OPINIONS
My research, participation in national forums, and broad reading in the social sciences have given me a theoretical and empirical grounding for examining the impact of diversity on students from all social backgrounds. My teaching has given me first-hand knowledge of the ways in which diversity contributes to the learning environment at the University of
Michigan, and to preparation of our young people for participation in a
pluralistic democracy. My administrative positions have given me valuable, daily understanding of the ways that diversity operates in our University and enhances the learning and experience with democracy that all students will need in the 21st Century.
I have considered a wide range of bibliographic materials, listed in Appendix B. I have analyzed data from the Michigan Student Study (hereafter referred to as MSS), the study of the Intergroup Relations,
Conflict, and Community Program at the University of Michigan (hereafter referred to as IRGCC), and the 4-year and 9-year data on a large national sample of institutions and students from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (hereafter referred to as CIRP). I worked with others at the University of Michigan in conducting these analyses.
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