Holistic review, also known as whole-file or comprehensive review, refers to admissions processes that consider a broad range of characteristics, including noncognitive and personal attributes, when reviewing applications.
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) periodically undertakes research projects to keep ourselves, and the higher education community in general, informed about relevant current and emerging practices. The aim of this survey was to measure the extent of ownership of Constituent (or Customer) Relationship Management (CRM) applications at U.S. higher education institutions and to assess their impacts on practice, policy and staffing. The results of this survey are intended to serve as a benchmark for trends on this topic.
I had the privilege recently of spending three days in Las Vegas, Nevada, attending the annual meeting of NACADA – the National Academic Advising Association. More than 4,000 advising leaders and student success administrators attended the conference to learn from one another and discuss the advising challenges they encounter in most successfully supporting students in finishing what they start. Three themes stood out as hot topics in presentations that were delivered and in my conversations with conference participants.
The report, Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape, summarizes a first-of-its-kind survey of admissions and enrollment management leaders at selective colleges and universities. With an emphasis on racial diversity, the findings shed light on the strategies being used in a variety of institutional settings to advance higher education access.
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