- Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 • 9:00am - 10:30pm
Admissions policies and practices are central to higher education’s social compact with America. Through admissions we affirm standards of excellence and equity, spreading educational attainments and science. We open our doors to those whose personal merits signal a promise to contribute creatively to society.
The difficulties, as ever, are in the details. How well does high-school GPA and class rank predict college grades and graduation? What are the academic virtues and social consequences of standardized tests? How should one evaluate personal promise for creativity and leadership? What should be the proper weight assigned to extra-curricular accomplishments? How should one craft a class for academic excellence and social diversity? By what metric should we gauge the value added by higher education to the lives of our alumni and to American society?
Please join us for reports from some of America’s top research scientists and officials on admissions. Admissions officers from Duke University, Harvard University, Spelman College, Tufts University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Texas at Austin, and Wake Forest University will join researchers from Bowling Green State University, Princeton University, Ohio State University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Georgia at Athens, and Wake Forest University presenting papers on testing, diversity, creativity, college ratings and how to evaluate success in college.
Visit the Rethinking Admissions web site for more details.
- Location: Benson Center, Pugh Auditorium
- Special Notes: This conference is on April 15th & 16th. However, the PDC's RSVP system will only display the first day of the event. If you use the "add to calendar" button, only the first day will be added.
There is also a workshop available on April 21st.
For more details about dates, times, or to see the program, visit http://provost.wfu.edu/admissions
This event is free.
- Open To: Everyone
- Facilitated by: Deb Alty