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Aug 15, 2017
New survey shows a partisan divide over higher ed aspirations for children -- that narrows when Republicans and Democrats are given more information. And study finds skepticism of affirmative action.

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 25, 2017 -- The new booklet, "Coping With Uncertainty: American Colleges and International Students," is the latest print-on-demand compilation of articles from Inside Higher Ed.

We invite you to download the booklet, free, here.

And Inside Higher Ed's editors will be presenting a free webinar to discuss the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, June 13, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register or find out more.

This collection of articles was made possible in part by the financial support of Kaplan International.

Archive

September 29, 2008
At admissions officers' meeting, study suggesting more skepticism of standardized tests is widely praised. Authors debate next steps while more colleges show interest in going test-optional.
September 26, 2008
Organizer of campaign against U.S. News gives admissions officers preview of system that seeks to make the search for a college educational and to put the emphasis on learning, not prestige.
September 25, 2008
As Wake Forest illustrates, the decision to end testing requirements in admission leads to discussions about what you want to add, as well.
September 23, 2008
While only a few colleges eliminated the controversial practice, some institutions and applicants may be moderating their use. Of course, new controversial practices are emerging.
September 22, 2008
Panel convened by admissions group finds that many colleges could and should operate without standardized testing.
September 19, 2008
Education Department cautions colleges on what they must do to justify considering race in admissions decisions -- and some accuse department of try to discourage diversity efforts.
September 10, 2008
Study of white medical students finds link between institutional demographics and perceptions of ability to care for diverse populations.
September 3, 2008

One of the more influential and controversial studies of affirmative action in recent years came from Richard H. Sander in 2004. The law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed statistics about black law students and argued that they show that affirmative action hurts them by helping many gain admission to institutions where they are unlikely to be top students.

September 2, 2008

In 2006, the University of California at Los Angeles faced intense criticism when only 2 percent of the students admitted for the freshman class were black. For a decade at that point, UCLA had been operating under a ban on considering race and ethnicity in admissions decisions, but the numbers for black students had not previously been so low.

August 27, 2008

The average score on the SAT remained steady for the class of 2008 -- with the critical reading (502), mathematics (515) and writing (494) scores all unchanged from last year.

As is typically the case, the College Board said that the results were encouraging. “Student interest and participation in the SAT has grown to historic levels, and our outreach into minority, low-income and other underserved student groups is yielding tremendous results,” said Gaston Caperton, president of the board.

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