RCA Technical Webinar #2 – How are colleges learning more about their applicants?
Great Schools Partnership, in collaboration with the Learning Policy Institute, is facilitating the New England Reimagining College Access Collaborative Community of Practice. This exciting regional initiative is designed to explore how the use of K-12 performance assessments can provide better information about students’ preparedness for higher education. Through this initiative, we seek to engage with professionals from college admissions and secondary schools across New England who are interested in employing strategies to attract, select, and support a more diverse student body.
Technical Webinar #2: How are colleges learning more about their applicants?
2:30-3:00 p.m. ET on February 11, 2021
During our meetings of the New England Reimagining College Access Collaborative, we have discovered that many colleges have implemented changes in their admissions practices, both big and small, that give students the ability to share more about their qualifications for admission. In this 1-hour webinar, we have invited several college admissions officers to briefly share their innovations and then answer questions about how it works. For example, some schools have added an optional video response or redesigned their essay to be a more open response prompt. Participants in the webinar will learn about a number of innovations that colleges are trying during this admissions year to learn more about their applicants.
Meg Swift, Bowdoin College (ME)
Erin Gravelle and Lucy Bourgeault, Goddard College (VT)
Jason Laperriere, Wheaton College (MA)
Kylen Donovan, University of Maine
Contact Sarah Burkhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-773-0505.