Admit It, An AACRAO Podcast

Admit It, An AACRAO Podcast

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

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August 23, 2022 26 min

On February 7, 2022, a new bill, the Fair College Admissions for Students Act, was introduced in the U. S. Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill would ban any college that participates in federal student aid programs from offering admissions preferences to children of alumni or donors. While there is still no update on the approval of this bill, to add some perspective, I sit down with Barb Roberts, Assistant Vice Presi...

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Admit It sits down with Jackson Boyar, Co-Founder and CEO of Mentor Collective and Stephen Ostendorff, Dean of Admissions of Molloy University and new Mentor Collective partner, to discuss how peer mentorship programs can increase admitted student yield and overall student success.

Resources:
Programs and/or Mentors for Newly Admitted Students: January 2022 | 60-Second Survey

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On this Juneteenth Weekend, Dr. Stephanie Krusemark, co-host of the AdmitIt podcast, sits down with Dr. Marybeth Gasman to discuss the history of race and culture embedded within the minority serving institutions in the United States. We discuss the positive impact these institutions have on student success, the realistic challenges of their survival and ability to thrive, and why it’s important to advocate for their sustainability...

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Admit It explores the early career paths of admissions and enrollment professionals with four guests:

  • Krystin Woodell (UNC Pembroke - Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions),
  • Anthony Olaiya Wright (NC State University - Assistant Director of the Goodnight Scholars Program),
  • Jacqueline López (NC State University - Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions), and 
  • David Stevenson (Appalachian State University - Assistant Dire...
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     In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Krusemark, explores the impact of the stress and pressure of continuing to recruit and retain students in the midst of a global crisis on the mental health of admissions, enrollment management professionals, and faculty.

    Learn how to maintain good mental health through creativity and collaboration.

    Host:
    Dr. Stephanie Krusemark
    Vice President of Enrollment Management
    Iliff School of Theology

    Guests:
    Dr.  T...

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    Season 3 kicks off with a mini episode welcoming back our host -- James Miller -- and introducing Drs. Angela Brokelsby and Stephanie Krusemark.

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    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. 


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    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, leader...

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    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 s...

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    May 15, 2019 63 min

    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 counse...

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    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 a...

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    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-...

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    Dr. Genny Beemyn, Director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, sits down with James Miller to talk about the needs of Trans students on college campus and in the admissions process. The conversation covers a wide range of topics from the progression of LBG students in college vs. the progress of Trans students in college to best practices for inclusive recruitment and admissions practices.


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    Admit It sits down with Scott Jaschik (like classic) to discuss the Inside Higher Ed 2018 Survey of Admissions Directors. In this wide ranging conversation, we cover how the current political climate impacts college admissions, the Students for Fair Admissions vs. Harvard affirmative action court case, the state of the test optional movement, the increasing struggle to meet enrollment targets by May 1, and so much more.

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