A Rookie Admissions Director Looks Back

Chronicle of Higher Education byScott Andrew Schultz

“In response to our data concerns, we made plans to conduct an admission validity study with the help of the College Board. This study would tell us more about how our students perform once enrolled, thereby informing our admission requirements and evaluation processes. “


Do We Need New Metrics in College Admissions?

Chronicle of Higher Education by James Jump

“Education thought-leaders have argued that today’s college graduates will need creativity, collaboration, empathy, technological savvy, and a global perspective to succeed. How are colleges incorporating those skills into their curricula and into their admissions processes? Several years ago at a counselor’s breakfast with admissions officers from Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Penn, and Georgetown, I asked what discussion about 21st-century skills was taking place on their campuses and in their offices. The answer was “none.”