Webcast Session Archive

​Did you miss the NACAC National Conference in Denver?  Four Webcasted educational sessions have been archived and are available for purchase.  Purchase information for each session is listed below.


A4. Where Are the Next Generation of Leaders in the Admission Profession?
Target Audience: Postsecondary
Level: Intermediate
Price: $50 member and $100 nonmember
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Where will the next generation of admission professionals come from? How are generational trends affecting admission careers? Discuss varying career paths within the admission profession and understand the deciding factors behind hiring and advancement decisions within different organizations. Assess the recommended changes at the institutional level to address the changing landscape of admission professionals and consider how generational differences in management can operate within the profession.

Presenters:

• Vern Granger, The Ohio State University (OH)
• Robert Patterson, Zinch (CA)
• Angel Perez, Pitzer College (CA)
• David Burge, Arizona State University (AZ)
• Amy Jarich, University of California-Berkeley (CA)


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B11. Completing Winning Applications

Target Audience: Secondary
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Price: $50 member and $100 nonmember
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Using data from the 2010 NACAC Admission Trends Survey on what truly matters in the college admission process, share best practices for controlling and maximizing the white space of an application and learn the right questions to ask both students and parents to create strong letters of recommendation. Discuss the differences between teacher and counselor letters of recommendation, identify effective methods to brainstorm essay topics and discover how to successfully seek input from students and their families to create unique letters and comprehensive activities resumes to build an application that accurately represents the student to any admission committee.

Presenters:

• Alice Robertson, Chantilly High School (VA)
• Melinda DeMaria, University of Georgia (GA)
• Robyn Lady, Chantilly High School (VA)

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C10. The State of Affirmative Action: The Potential Impact of Fisher vs. University of Texas
Target Audience: Postsecondary and Secondary
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Price: $50 member and $100 nonmember
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Consider the possible rulings of the Supreme Court case, Fisher vs. University of Texas and examine long-term implications of the ruling on public and private educational institutions. Review the legal history of affirmative action and discuss the status of state-level initiatives.

Presenters:

• Jay Rosner, The Princeton Review Foundation (CA)
• Ralph Figueroa, Albuquerque Academy (NM)
• Theodore Spencer, University of Michigan (MI)

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D16. The Admission Lexicon: How Colleges Speak to Students and Families and What They Hear
Target Audience: Postsecondary and Secondary
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Price: $50 member and $100 nonmember
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What language do we use in the admission process to present our policies and decisions to students and parents and what could it mean to students and parents? Clarify language used during the admission process and discuss efforts to standardize and define the wide range of terminology within the admission lexicon to facilitate communication and build relationships.

Presenters:

• Nancy Beane, The Westminster Schools (GA)
• Wade LaFontaine, University of Georgia (GA)
• Kiffani Irby, University of South Florida (FL)
• Rachelle Hernandez, University of Minnesota (MN)
• Kelly Cox, University of Michigan (MI)


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