We continue to read more each day about SAT score reporting irregularities at some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. And now that another has joined the crowd, there are calls from people to fix the “problem” and suggestions about how to do so. Only one problem: There […]
I graduated from high school in 1977 (I’m 54…to save you the math). Up until then, I had lived my whole life in Dubuque, a great place to be from, and a city that is probably in better shape today than it was then. In our family, you went to […]
I used to have lunch almost every day with a group of faculty who were from the sciences, economics, and finance. Occasionally someone from English or Political Science would join the table, but the types of discussions that went on scared some people and seemed to repulse others. Although I’m […]
I’m back from the USC CERPP Conference on non-cognitive variables in the college admissions process, where I gave a presentation on the results we’ve seen at DePaul, and offered some commentary on the whats and whys of what we as a profession are doing. In a nutshell, here’s what I […]
I’ve been enjoying the holiday break, one of the nicest parts about working at a university. It’s normally a time to sit back and take stock of the year while looking forward to getting back to work soon after the first of January. As I checked my Twitter feed this […]
Do Notre Dame Football Graduation Rates Prove the Value of Non-cognitive Variables in College Admission?
A recent article in USA Today lauded the ways in which Notre Dame football is Number 1 in graduation rates of its players. And of course, they’re now Number 1 in the AP Poll and BCS rankings for College Football, too, a rare accomplishment that seems to make the always-proud […]
I’m not even going to link to the stories, as they’re so abundant and common: Over the past several years, many colleges have been caught (or sometimes admitted without getting caught) doing things to inflate the profile of the incoming class. Usually, this is the freshman class and SAT manipulation (Emory, Baylor, […]