Alternative Approaches

Alternative Approaches
May 20, 2015
The University of San Francisco plans to admit students based on their scores on the Chinese university entrance exam, the gaokao, and an interview. But is that test, with its many flaws, a good tool?

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May 20, 2015

The University of San Francisco plans to admit students based on their scores on the Chinese university entrance exam, the gaokao, and an interview. But is that test, with its many flaws, a good tool?

January 13, 2015

In first year Goucher applicants may by judged on a short video and Bennington applicants by an application portfolio they design, both colleges report early signs of success.

October 27, 2014

Rose-Hulman plans to ask applicants a set of questions designed to determine if they think they can control their fates. Test of system has found correlation with students' grades and retention rates.

September 4, 2014

Goucher College creates a new option in which applicants will be evaluated on the basis of a two-minute video.

June 18, 2014

In new book and discussion, researchers and advocates envision strategies for fostering campus diversity in a world in which race-conscious remedies are prohibited.

June 3, 2014

A university taps into its instructors' expertise with underrepresented students to produce videos that help professors at other colleges help those students.

February 22, 2013

Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?

January 18, 2013

With Supreme Court decision on affirmative action looming, admissions and legal experts debate whether and how to move beyond test scores and grades, and whether "non-cognitive" measures will yield more diversity and more successful students.

September 5, 2012

As most colleges see surge in this kind of application, U. of San Diego decides the approach isn't best for the institution or its students.

May 7, 2012

A new paper suggests job market for new Ph.D.s could improve through the creation of part-time positions that are focused on research and go beyond the level of support received by postdocs and adjuncts.

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