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Join the conversation with Admit it, an AACRAO podcast that serves to educate, amuse and inspire professionals in college admissions and enrollment management.

Admit It, An AACRAO Podcast James Miller

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Join the conversation with Admit it, an AACRAO podcast that serves to educate, amuse and inspire professionals in college admissions and enrollment management.

    The Future of Globalizing Higher Education

    The Future of Globalizing Higher Education

    Admit It sits down with Mark Kopenski, experienced enrollment management professional and principle for Global Student Recruitment Advisors Inc. to discuss a brief history of international student enrollment in the U.S., the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on international students, the deleterious effects of the current political climate, and reasons to be optimistic about the future of globalizing higher education. 


    Global Student Recruitment Advisors: https://gsra.org.uk/
    Writing by Mark: https://gsra.org.uk/author/mark/
    AACRAO's Statement on the ICE ruling on international students learning online

    Coverage of the fallout from the ICE ruling on international students learning online: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/07/10/student-visas-ice-international-students/

    • 1 hr
    Implementing a Noncognitive Assessment - Part 2 of 2

    Implementing a Noncognitive Assessment - Part 2 of 2

    Our host, James Miller, continues exploring the controversially titled "Noncognitive Assessment" with its creator Dr. William "Bill" Sedlacek. By using these non-traditional measures that have typically not been used to assess human abilities, particularly to predict success in higher education, admissions offices move away from solely defining "best students" by known scales such as gpa, test scores, leadership, involvement, and accomplishments and instead measure more deeply who the people are.
    Resources:
    A List of Non-Cognitive Assessment Instruments
    Community College Research Center
    Measuring Noncognitive Variables: Improving Admissions, Success and Retention for Underrepresented Students
    by William Selacek
    Racism in American Education: A Model for Change
    by Glenwood C. Sedlacek, William E.; Brooks

    • 44 min
    Implementing a Noncognitive Assessment - Part 1 of 2

    Implementing a Noncognitive Assessment - Part 1 of 2

    Who are the "best students"?
    Our host, James Miller, is back and exploring the controversially titled "Noncognitive Assessment" with its creator Dr. William "Bill" Sedlacek. By using these non-traditional measures that have typically not been used to assess human abilities, particularly to predict success in higher education, admissions offices move away from solely defining "best students" by known scales such as gpa, test scores, leadership, involvement, and accomplishments and instead measure more deeply who the people are.

    • 49 min
    Episode 5: Getting In

    Episode 5: Getting In

    James Miller chats with Christopher Tremblay, Director of External Relations for the Michigan College Access Network about the admissions based card game, Getting In. In addition to learning about the development of Getting In, Dr. Tremblay discusses the ins and outs of creating a card game, running a Kickstarter, how a card game can make college admissions less stressful, and the history of Walt Disney. 
    Related links:
    School counselors empirical research
    School Counselor Ratio Report 
    Getting In Kickstarter
    AACRAO SEM Endorsement
    Essentials of SEM
    Bob Bontrager 
    Nirvana was a Tacoma Band

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 4: Effective Campus Visit Events

    Episode 4: Effective Campus Visit Events

    James Miller sits down to chat with Jeff Kallay, Principal and Cofounder of Render Experiences. Jeff has dedicated his life and career to helping colleges better make their campus visits and events tell the authentic story of the experiences students will have on campus. This conversation spans everything from Jeff’s journey to a career in campus visits, the experience economy, the big mistakes colleges make when hosting students and families, how generational differences impact the campus visit, and Jeff’s favorite Pittsburgh Steelers of all time.
     
    Lee University: http://www.leeuniversity.edu/
    Pine and Gilmore's Experience Economy: https://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9781422161975

    Pine and Gilmore's Strategic Horizons Group: https://strategichorizons.com/

    Pew's Generations Research Center: https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/generations-and-age/

    A less than definitive list of the greatest Steelers of all time: https://www.ranker.com/list/best-pittsburgh-steelers-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
    My favorite Manhattan: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1018340-manhattan
    Thrice All American by Neko Case: https://open.spotify.com/album/5UiyS9gHzIJ0kiI0E0kEpR

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 3: Diversity and Inclusion for Admissions

    Episode 3: Diversity and Inclusion for Admissions

    James Miller interviews University of Puget Sound Chief Diversity Officer and nationally recognized diversity and inclusion expert, Michael Benitez on how admissions offices and diversity offices on college campuses can work more closely and effectively together.

    Michael Benitez website: https://www.speakoutnow.org/speaker/michael-benitez-jr
    History of colonization of Puerto Rico: https://gsp.yale.edu/case-studies/colonial-genocides-project/puerto-rico
    Workforce Diversity Network Chief Diversity Officer article: https://workforcediversitynetwork.com/docs/Article_goldemwilliams_WhatisaChief%20DiversityOfficer.pdf
    We’ve Got Minorities, Yes We Do study by Dr. Timothy Pippert (requires university library access): https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1026275
    Notorious B.I.G. Playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO39qAJG?si=U3-2vmzlTEKYOKZzcid5_Q
    Nas Playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWUuiucxQQIC1?si=ipTMtDhsQ9CYaCVpdaez9w
    Jay Z Playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO1XGbvi?si=jevSJKxuS2ie19j1PhOnzg
    Kendrick Lamar Playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX5EkyRFIV92g?si=eKaO0gpaTHKKH3Bi8_9vrA

    • 1 hr 16 min

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Honeycatz ,

Admittedly Awesome

James does a great job elevating the work of diverse enrollment professionals by stitching together these informed and entertaining episodes. Admit It is essential listening for enrollment managers.

kcnaparicio ,

Bravo!

Love this podcast! Very informative but approachable.

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