Register now for NACAC’s 40th Annual Guiding the Way to Inclusion and join hundreds of professionals responsible for multicultural recruiting, increasing access to higher education, and creating campuses strengthened by students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
The workshop will be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL on July 28-31.
Colleges and universities are working to recruit more diverse populations. But a new book finds that these marginalized populations often don’t have the resources and support they need as they work toward a degree.
“There’s a difference between access and inclusion,” explains Anthony Abraham Jack, author of the new book The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students.
“Universities have extended invitations to more and more diverse sets of students but have not changed their ways to adapt to who is on campus.”
Earlier this week, attendees at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) 2019 annual meeting in Los Angeles spoke for the first time at a national event about the “Operation Varsity Blues” bribery scandal.
As part of a panel that included Tammy Aagard, associate vice president for enrollment management at the University of Florida and AACRAO board member, and Phil Ballinger, associate vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Washington, I had the opportunity to provide an update on NACAC’s activities to date, and to hear questions and concerns from the admission officers in attendance.
Celebrating our members and their accomplishments is a highlight of our work at NACAC. From receiving commendations to landing new jobs to publishing books about the admission process, NACAC members gave us a lot to cheer for in the first quarter of 2019.
The Phi Beta Kappa Society hosted a special extended episode of their Key Conversations podcast this week all about the bribery scandal.
Fred Lawrence, the secretary and CEO of Phi Beta Kappa, Andrew Flagel, a vice president at the American Association of Colleges and Universities, and David Hawkins, NACAC’s executive director for educational content and policy, spoke about the issues the recent scandal has brought to light.