Admissions

Admissions
Sep 28, 2017
Boston College and UC Riverside share how they quickly hired more faculty members from underrepresented minority groups, without relying on hard numerical targets or costly initiatives.

Surveys

Sept. 13, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors explores the views of these officials on a wide range of timely issues.

Download a full survey report here.

The survey, conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup, is the latest in Inside Higher Ed's series of surveys of key higher ed professionals.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast 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 support from Jenzabar, Intersect by Hobsons, Liaison, Blackboard Student Lifecyle Services and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Booklets

Inside Higher Ed presents a new print-on-demand compilation, “Admissions, Retention, Success: Tools Colleges Need.”

Download a copy of the booklet or sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. Eastern, featuring Inside Higher Ed's editors.

This is the latest in a series of booklets on important, timely topics in higher education.

This compilation was made possible in part by advertising support from Jenzabar.

Archive

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.
April 9, 2008

U.S. News & World Report may be on the verge of significant changes in its methodology.

April 1, 2008
Federal judge rejects Christian group's challenge to university's system of assessing which high-school courses are suitable as preparatory credits.
March 27, 2008
Perception that they focus only on hitting numbers and increasing test scores nettles them. But they also admit many colleges operate that way -- and find it hard to fight pressures from on high.
March 26, 2008

Five years ago, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor saved affirmative action in public college admissions when she crafted the majority decision affirming the consideration of race in admissions by the University of Michigan's law school. While O'Connor found justifications for the (limited) consideration of race and ethnicity, she also spoke of the need for such consideration to stop at some point.

March 24, 2008
Guidelines would give college administrators more latitude in releasing information when they fear for students' health and safety.
March 24, 2008
Has "no loans" replaced "need blind"? When institutions adopt the former without the latter, is equity served? Have colleges been too quick to define all loans as bad?

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