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Admissions
May 12, 2017
Twenty-one scholars publish call to reject popular measures and ordinal rankings -- and to replace them with more meaningful tools for comparisons.

Surveys

March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Booklets

May 16, 2017 -- "Challenges in Enrollment" is a print-on-demand collection of articles, the latest in Inside Higher Ed's series.

The booklet can be downloaded, free, here.

And on Thursday, June 8, at 2 p.m., Inside Higher Ed's editors will present a free webinar to discuss the themes of the compilation. Please sign up here.

The "Challenges in Enrollment" booklet has been made possible in part of Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Archive

October 1, 2010

Sylvie Baldwin is trying to apply the idea of being a "conscientious objector" to the world of admissions testing.

September 28, 2010

Robert J. Sternberg, the new provost of Oklahoma State University, has just finished a five-year term as dean of arts and science at Tufts University, during which time he had the opportunity to test out his ideas about non-cognitive evaluation of applicants. Sternberg has long argued that standardized testing and high school grades -- while appropriate considerations in determining who gets into which colleges -- tell only part of the story.

September 24, 2010
College of Charleston considers: How large an undergraduate gender gap is too large? And how can the institution attract more men?
September 22, 2010
New book says elite colleges -- public and private -- have continued alumni admissions preferences even though they favor the wealthy and white -- and the favoritism isn’t needed for donations.
September 20, 2010
U. of Florida considers giving incoming students option of taking classes during spring and summer terms only — throughout their time at the university.
September 16, 2010
Report highlights how successful community college transfer students can be at top-tier four-year institutions -- if they get the right kind of assistance.
September 14, 2010
Total average is unchanged while some racial gaps grow -- and ACT gains in market share on admissions testing.
September 13, 2010
ETS -- rebuffed by College Board -- pilots standardized letters of recommendation for undergraduate admissions; Notre Dame's MBA program is first to require this kind of recommendation; law school group adopts own approach.
September 10, 2010
University of Dayton explains its recent enrollment success in part by the packaging (literally).
September 8, 2010

When people talk about the demolition of the doctrine of "separate but equal," the case everyone focuses on is Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 ruling. Four years earlier, however, the Supreme Court rejected that doctrine in a higher education case -- one that set the legal framework for Brown and helped shape the strategy of Thurgood Marshall in his assault on Jim Crow in education.

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