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Jul 31, 2015
New framework for AP U.S. history has more American exceptionalism and more on the Founding Fathers, responding to critics who said first version was too leftist.

Surveys

Sept. 18, 2014: Inside Higher Ed's 2014 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Officers explored the perspectives and opinions of campus admissions and enrollment leaders on a range of pressing issues. Download a copy of the survey report here.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by advertising from ELS Educational Services, Jenzabar, Liaison International, and Perceptive Software.

Booklets

"Diversity in the Student Body" is a print-on-demand booklet focusing on demographic and legal issues and the strategies used by different institutions to diversify their campuses.

A copy of the the free booklet may be downloaded here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Pearson.

Archive

May 27, 2008
Wake Forest ends requirement, becoming the first nationally ranked private university to do so. Worcester Polytechnic, first science institute to drop requirement, sees gain in first year.
May 27, 2008
Admissions offices in pilot program can identify applicants in low-income zip codes -- a type of analysis that had been shunned for fear of use to seek wealthy students. Some competitors already sell the information.
May 22, 2008
After several years of research and testing, ETS will add a major component to the primary test for those enrolling in graduate school, potentially changing how professors evaluate students.
May 21, 2008
Women's group issues report arguing that class and race are more powerful than gender in trends facing boys, but others question the analysis.
May 13, 2008
Debate over enrolling undocumented students in North Carolina raises issues of who at federal, state and institutional levels sets admissions policies.
May 8, 2008
North Carolina attorney general's office says that without a state law saying that undocumented students can attend community college, it's safer not to let them in at all.
May 6, 2008
Opponents of affirmative action thought they could ban it in 5 states this Election Day. Now they can only hope for 3. A look at what might be ahead.
April 28, 2008
Despite recent increase and flurry of aid announcements from elite colleges, lowest income students have significant unmet need, report finds.
April 18, 2008

Some Brown University mathematics professors were confused and dismayed this month to learn that the university planned to admit 20 percent of its next freshman class completely at random -- by putting names in a hat and drawing them out.

April 17, 2008
New technology, designed to help colleges attract diverse classes without legal challenges to affirmative action, will get first use in decision making.

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