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 was to bring together experts from across the country to explore potential new models for college admissions, including standardized tests, that highlighted the importance of increasing student diversity and noncognitive, socioeconomic, and environmental factors. Acess the recorded presentations of nine national speakers who address recent trends and share ideas and insights from potential new models for college admissions in the Buros Video Library.
Presenters, Bios & Topics
Archived recordings of webinar presentations are available for purchase on Buros video library. Click on each presenter's name below for abstract and presenter bio.
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