As more students graduate from high school each year, more inevitably apply to college. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, “Between the Fall 2014 and Fall 2015 admission cycles, the number of applications from first-time freshmen increased 6 percent.” So what does that increase mean for our future scholars? More applicants means a more competitive college admissions process. And therein lies the challenge. For decades, colleges have admitted students based almost exclusively on academic performance — most specifically SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. [...]
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With Matt Gough, CEO at Student X Factor, and Jimmie Foster, Assistant Vice President for Admissions & Financial Aid at the College of Charleston. Join us on Thursday, March 15 at 1:00 pm EST for a 30-minute discussion on how you can use emotional and social intelligence data to improve your student retention rates. 1. Learn why students are really leaving, and how you can step up before it’s too late. 2. Discover a research-driven and structured approach to impact student retention. 3. Gain [...]
By Tasha Eurich - Harvard Business Review Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to lie, cheat, and steal. We are better workers who get more promotions. And we’re more-effective leaderswith more-satisfied employees and more-profitable companies. ARCHI TRUJILLO/GETTY IMAGES As an organizational psychologist and executive coach, I’ve had [...]
By Valerie Strauss for the Washington Post Ken Anselment is dean of admissions and financial aid at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Now his son is a high school junior and the college search is on, giving him a different admissions experience. Anselment says he is learning something new about college admissions, specifically about the come-ons from companies to families promising to help them through the admissions process — for a fee. In this post, he warns families and high school students about them. By [...]
By Frank Bruni for the New York Times Over recent years there’s been a steady escalation of concern about the admissions process at the most revered, selective American colleges. And little by little, those colleges have made tweaks. But I get the thrilling sense that something bigger is about to give. The best evidence is a report to be released on Wednesday. I received an advance copy. Titled “Turning the Tide,” it’s the work primarily of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, though scores of [...]