Two-Day, Virtual, Mini-Conference
September 28 & September 29, 2020
College Admissions processes and measures have continued to attract considerable attention through the media. Issues arise when the public questions the ethics and honesty of admission decisions and who is accepted. It is critical to ensure access, honesty, and equity in the process, while continuing to achieve excellence in our future classes. With admissions policies in the national spotlight, colleges must consider and evaluate their current admissions goals and practices, but where should they start?
At this research-based, virtual mini conference, our goal is to bring together experts from across the country to explore potential new models for college admissions, including standardized tests, the value of increasing student diversity, and the role financial aid could play in optimizing admissions goals. Nine national speakers will look at recent trends and explore potential new models for college admissions. We believe these topics will spark important conversations. This virtual mini-conference will be a webcast with content spread over two days. Participants may choose to attend one or both days.
Presenters, Bios & Topics
Click on each presenter's name or photo below for their abstract, learning objectives, and presenter bio.
Archived recordings of webinar presentations will be available for purchase on Buros video library.
Buros Center for Testing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Let's Begin All Over: What Should Colleges and Universities Seek in a Student Body?
The Law School Admission Council
Admissions Testing Impact on Access and Alternative Options
The College Board
Context Matters: The Importance of Environmental Information in College Admissions
University of Southern California
The Interconnectedness of Issues Confronting Four-Year Colleges in the Area of Admissions, Transparency, and Equity: Ethical Considerations
Improving the Validity and Diversity of a College Admissions Selection System: The Utility of Social and Emotional Learning Measures
Michigan State University
Are There Feasible Alternatives/
Complements to SAT
and ACT Test Scores?
Implications of Racial-Group Test Score Gap for College Admissions
Educational Testing Service
Using Quantitative Techniques to Promote Diversity in Admissions
Considering Class: Colorado’s Affirmative Action Experiment
The Virtual Mini Conference will be a webcast with nine speakers spread over two days. Attendees may choose to attend one or both days. Continuing Education credits are available.
Webcast Registration Fees:
|One Day (Monday or Tuesday)||$20||$150 Class or Group||$300 Group|
*Continuing Education Credits:
The Buros Center for Testing is approved by the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education credits. There are a total of six optional APA CE and NASP CPD credit hours available.
A webcast link for the live presentations will be sent 1-2 weeks prior to the conference. A separate link can be sent once it gets posted to the video library ulearn.unl.edu/buros for viewing after the conference. This may be a good option for a class or group. For questions or cancellations contact Zoe McManaman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-472-6203.