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Jul 09, 2015
At conference on overseas admissions, discussions focus on whether widespread reports about application fraud are leaving those who are honest feeling they have to cheat.

Surveys

Sept. 18, 2014: Inside Higher Ed's 2014 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Officers explored the perspectives and opinions of campus admissions and enrollment leaders on a range of pressing issues. Download a copy of the survey report here.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by advertising from ELS Educational Services, Jenzabar, Liaison International, and Perceptive Software.

Booklets

"Diversity in the Student Body" is a print-on-demand booklet focusing on demographic and legal issues and the strategies used by different institutions to diversify their campuses.

A copy of the the free booklet may be downloaded here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Pearson.

Archive

August 13, 2007
Pre-college summer programs grow in popularity, possibly losing their attractiveness to undergraduate admissions officers.
August 8, 2007

Steve Spurrier is hardly the first coach to blast his college's admissions process; coaches never like it when top recruits get rejected. The University of South Carolina coach’s threat this week to quit if the institution does not alter its policies is unlikely to get Spurrier everything he wants; he says the university should admit any athlete who meets the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s eligibility standards for freshmen, and university officials say they won’t go there.

August 7, 2007
Thanks to improved outreach efforts, engineering and technology universities are seeing a boost in female enrollments nearly across the board.
August 7, 2007
Some school districts are pushing for a new offering, but College Board -- citing lack of support in higher education -- is skeptical.
July 31, 2007
College rankings are a crutch that too many students and families use to avoid a thoughtful search for the right fit, Alan Contreras says.
July 31, 2007

When college leaders criticize rankings or fend off questions about accountability, they frequently point to the National Survey of Student Engagement. NSSE (pronounced like the Loch Ness monster's nickname) surveys the views of first-year and fourth-year students on a variety of measures of engagement and colleges say that they use the detailed reports they receive to improve their offerings.

July 27, 2007
It's time for real change, not just tinkering, in how colleges admit students, writes William E. Sedlacek.
July 24, 2007
Gary Orfield, Erica Frankenberg and Liliana M. Garces write that colleges and their students will suffer because of the Supreme Court's desegregation decision.
July 18, 2007
Research argues that if elite colleges abandoned the SAT, they could have diverse classes without affirmative action.
July 11, 2007
Tufts sees early success in adding measures of creativity, practicality and wisdom to traditional criteria for evaluating applicants.

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