2020 Member Winter Survey Results

Welcome to the results from our 2020 Member Survey.  For those of you who haven’t seen this before, we use this survey to determine what is covered at our annual conference.  If you want to get a sense of what has been covered in the past, please visit our Past Conference Agendas.  The survey itself […]

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History of College Admissions: School-advice startup CollegeVine gets $3.1m

(The Boston Globe) By Curt Woodward — Billionaire investor Gerald Chan has already made his mark buying up much of the real estate in Harvard Square. Now he’s backing an education startup that took root in a Harvard University dorm. Chan’s Morningside Technology Ventures is leading a $3.1 million investment in CollegeVine, a Cambridge company that recruits college […]

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The Problem with how Higher Education Treats Diversity

(The Atlantic ) By Rose Corteau —   Shortly after moving to New York two years ago, I began volunteering as a writing mentor at Minds Matter, a large, multi-city nonprofit that helps prepare underserved high-school students for college. Just a few months earlier, I’d graduated from a liberal-arts college I’d attended after participating in a […]

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College admissions teams are ranking students on a 0-10 scale based on predictive analytics

(Business Insider) By Abby Jackson — Standardized test scores, grade point averages, and teacher recommendations are well-known components of college applications. But schools use other less-discussed factors in admissions decisions as well: where and to whom you were born. Students’ demographic information is used for “predictive analytics,” a little-known x-factor that colleges often use for enrollment management. The […]

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