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Author: James Miller

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Join the conversation with Admit it, an AACRAO podcast that serves to educate, amuse and inspire professionals in college admissions and enrollment management.
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Admit It sits down with Mark Kopenski, experienced enrollment management professional and principle for Global Student Recruitment Advisors Inc. to discuss a brief history of international student enrollment in the U.S., the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on international students, the deleterious effects of the current political climate, and reasons to be optimistic about the future of globalizing higher education. Global Student Recruitment Advisors: https://gsra.org.uk/Writing by Mark: https://gsra.org.uk/author/mark/AACRAO's Statement on the ICE ruling on international students learning onlineCoverage of the fallout from the ICE ruling on international students learning online: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/07/10/student-visas-ice-international-students/
Our host, James Miller, continues exploring the controversially titled "Noncognitive Assessment" with its creator Dr. William "Bill" Sedlacek. By using these non-traditional measures that have typically not been used to assess human abilities, particularly to predict success in higher education, admissions offices move away from solely defining "best students" by known scales such as gpa, test scores, leadership, involvement, and accomplishments and instead measure more deeply who the people are.Resources:A List of Non-Cognitive Assessment InstrumentsCommunity College Research CenterMeasuring Noncognitive Variables: Improving Admissions, Success and Retention for Underrepresented Studentsby William SelacekRacism in American Education: A Model for Changeby Glenwood C. Sedlacek, William E.; Brooks
Who are the "best students"?Our host, James Miller, is back and exploring the controversially titled "Noncognitive Assessment" with its creator Dr. William "Bill" Sedlacek. By using these non-traditional measures that have typically not been used to assess human abilities, particularly to predict success in higher education, admissions offices move away from solely defining "best students" by known scales such as gpa, test scores, leadership, involvement, and accomplishments and instead measure more deeply who the people are.
Episode 5: Getting In

Episode 5: Getting In

2019-05-1501:03:17

James Miller chats with Christopher Tremblay, Director of External Relations for the Michigan College Access Network about the admissions based card game, Getting In. In addition to learning about the development of Getting In, Dr. Tremblay discusses the ins and outs of creating a card game, running a Kickstarter, how a card game can make college admissions less stressful, and the history of Walt Disney. Related links:School counselors empirical researchSchool Counselor Ratio Report Getting In KickstarterAACRAO SEM EndorsementEssentials of SEMBob Bontrager Nirvana was a Tacoma Band
James Miller sits down to chat with Jeff Kallay, Principal and Cofounder of Render Experiences. Jeff has dedicated his life and career to helping colleges better make their campus visits and events tell the authentic story of the experiences students will have on campus. This conversation spans everything from Jeff’s journey to a career in campus visits, the experience economy, the big mistakes colleges make when hosting students and families, how generational differences impact the campus visit, and Jeff’s favorite Pittsburgh Steelers of all time. Lee University: http://www.leeuniversity.edu/Pine and Gilmore's Experience Economy: https://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9781422161975 Pine and Gilmore's Strategic Horizons Group: https://strategichorizons.com/Pew's Generations Research Center: https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/generations-and-age/A less than definitive list of the greatest Steelers of all time: https://www.ranker.com/list/best-pittsburgh-steelers-of-all-time/ranker-nflMy favorite Manhattan: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1018340-manhattanThrice All American by Neko Case: https://open.spotify.com/album/5UiyS9gHzIJ0kiI0E0kEpR
Dr. Genny Beemyn, Director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, sits down with James Miller to talk about the needs of Trans students on college campus and in the admissions process. The conversation covers a wide range of topics from the progression of LBG students in college vs. the progress of Trans students in college to best practices for inclusive recruitment and admissions practices.
Admit It sits down with Scott Jaschik (like classic) to discuss the Inside Higher Ed 2018 Survey of Admissions Directors. In this wide ranging conversation, we cover how the current political climate impacts college admissions, the Students for Fair Admissions vs. Harvard affirmative action court case, the state of the test optional movement, the increasing struggle to meet enrollment targets by May 1, and so much more.
James Miller interviews University of Puget Sound Chief Diversity Officer and nationally recognized diversity and inclusion expert, Michael Benitez on how admissions offices and diversity offices on college campuses can work more closely and effectively together.Michael Benitez website: https://www.speakoutnow.org/speaker/michael-benitez-jrHistory of colonization of Puerto Rico: https://gsp.yale.edu/case-studies/colonial-genocides-project/puerto-ricoWorkforce Diversity Network Chief Diversity Officer article: https://workforcediversitynetwork.com/docs/Article_goldemwilliams_WhatisaChief%20DiversityOfficer.pdfWe’ve Got Minorities, Yes We Do study by Dr. Timothy Pippert (requires university library access): https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1026275Notorious B.I.G. Playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO39qAJG?si=U3-2vmzlTEKYOKZzcid5_QNas Playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWUuiucxQQIC1?si=ipTMtDhsQ9CYaCVpdaez9wJay Z Playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO1XGbvi?si=jevSJKxuS2ie19j1PhOnzgKendrick Lamar Playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX5EkyRFIV92g?si=eKaO0gpaTHKKH3Bi8_9vrA
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