Professional Development: The Learning to Lead Webinar Series
The Task Force on Admissions in the 21st Century is pleased to present the Learning to Lead: Admissions in the 21st Century webinar series.
Learning to Lead offers insight, information and resources to enable admission, enrollment, financial aid and counseling professionals to improve their understanding and professional development on the issues impacting the school-to-college transition. Webinar topics in the series include the following: complexity in the admission process, financial aid and college affordability, institutional mission and leadership, counselor advocacy, institutional advocacy, and student access and diversity.
Experience a Webinar
Be an Education Advocate
January 26, 2012
Now, more than ever, education plays an increasing role in improving the lives of not just students but their families, communities and our nation as a whole. This is an extraordinary time to be involved in education. However, if we are to reach our goal of 55 percent of young Americans holding a postsecondary degree by 2025, we need to become advocates to address the broad challenges facing the school counseling, admission, enrollment, and financial aid professions. Join this free webinar to learn tips for becoming an advocate and how the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center can provide the resources, support and tools you need to increase college and career readiness.
- Michael R. Heintze, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, Texas State University at San Marco
- Christen Pollock, Vice President, The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center
Common Core Standards and the Impact on Admission
January 17, 2012
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As the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are adopted and implemented, how will the admission process be impacted? What will admission officers need to know about CCSS and its impact on the admission process? This free one-hour webinar will provide an overview of CCSS, their effect on college and career readiness, and the changes in English language arts and math. A panel of education researchers and admission officers will discuss the potential impact of CCSS on admission. The result will be a better understanding of what admission staff will need to know as colleges and universities move toward a new and important evaluative aspect to college admission.
- Michael Barron, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Admissions, University of Iowa
- Jay Goff, Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management, Saint Louis University
- Natasha Vasavada, Executive Director, Standards Research and Development, The College Board
Leadership, Access and Institutional Mission
August 17, 2011
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This webinar will explore barriers to access that can be created by institutional policies and practices that inadvertently send the wrong message to aspiring students. To improve access to higher education for all students, institutional leaders must place the needs of students above those of institutions. Campus leadership is a critical component to realign the institutional mission with the overarching goal of facilitating access. The webinar will help admission and financial aid professionals engage in meaningful discussions with institutional leadership to create greater access for all students.
- Stephanie Balmer, Vice President for Enrollment and Communications and Dean of Admissions, Dickinson College
- Carolyn Lindley, Director of Financial Aid, Northwestern University
- Jerry Lucido, Research Professor of Education and Executive Director of the University of Southern California Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice
Cracking the Student Aid Code
April 28, 2011
This webinar will explore the findings from Opens in a new windowCracking the Student Aid Code, a report released in January 2011 by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center. Based on research with parents and students of low- and moderate-income backgrounds, the report underscores families’ urgent need for earlier information about the cost of college and the resources that are available to help them afford it. The webinar will explore the implications of the research findings and ways to reduce the financial barriers faced by many students and families.
- Kathleen Little, Senior Advisor, Student Aid Policy, The College Board
- Anne Sturtevant, Director, Enrollment Services and Access Initiatives, The College Board
Complexity in College Admission
March 28, 2011
This inaugural webinar in the Learning to Lead: Admissions in the 21st Century webinar series explores the implications of the recently released report, Opens in a new windowComplexity in College Admission: Fact or Urban Myth, commissioned by the Task Force on Admissions in the 21st Century. Through a survey of approximately 1,000 students and parents who had recently undergone the college application process, the research focuses on questions of transparency in the application process, overall perceptions of applying, parent experiences in securing good information about college choice, and the review process. The webinar will review the core findings of the research and discuss its implications for those who assist students in the transition process.
- Arlene Cash, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Spelman College
- Brad Quin, Executive Director, Higher Education Advocacy, The College Board
- Bruce Walker, Vice Provost of Special Projects, University of Texas at Austin