College Unranked Ending the College Admissions Frenzy

ISBN-10: 0674019776
ISBN-13: 9780674019775
Edition: 2005
Authors: Lloyd Thacker
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Description: In this book, the presidents and admission deans of leading colleges and universities remind readers that college choice and admission are a matter of fit, not of winning a prize, and that many colleges are "good" in different ways. They call for  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 222
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

In this book, the presidents and admission deans of leading colleges and universities remind readers that college choice and admission are a matter of fit, not of winning a prize, and that many colleges are "good" in different ways. They call for bold changes in admissions policies and application strategies to help both colleges and applicants to more fully appreciate what college is really for.

Preface
Introduction
College Recruitment
Night Kim Stafford DirectorNorthwest Writing Institute Lewis & Clark College Let Them Be Students
William M. Shain, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Vanderbilt University Time Out or Burn Out for the Next Generation
William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard College;
Marlyn McGrath Lewis, Director of Admissions, Harvard College;
Charles Ducey, Director of the Bureau of Study Counsel, Harvard University Sanity Check
Bruce J. Poch, Vice President and Dean of Admissions, Pomona College Editor's Stories I Our Numbers Are Up! (Is That Good?)
Mark Speyer, Director of College Counseling, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School Faked Figures Make Fools of Us
James M. Sumner, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Grinnell College Admissions Messages vs. Admissions Realities Paul Marthers, Dean of Admission, Reed College
The Rank Lyrics of the Sirens' Song Sean Callaway, Director of College Placement and Internships, Pace University Center for Urban Education Editor's Stories
II. Practical Perspectives: On Choosing the Right College
Richard H. Hersh, Former President, Trinity College Admission Selection: Discerning Intrinsic Talents in a Confounding
Era. Karl M. Furstenberg, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Dartmouth College Higher Education: The Status Game
William Adams, President, Colby College You Must Re-member This Ted O'Neill, Dean of Admission, University of Chicago Editor's Stories
III College Admission: As If Learning Mattered
Michael Beseda, Vice Provost for Enrollment, Saint Mary's College of California Thoughts From an Admission Officer Mother
Sid Dalby, Associate Director of Admission, Smith College Knowledge for its Own Sake
Colin S. Diver, President, Reed College Status vs. Substance: Is There a Choice?
Robert J. Massa, Vice President for Enrollment, Student Life and College Relations, Dickinson College Editor's Stories
IV Establishing the Right Perspective Regarding College Admissions
Harold Wingood, Dean of Admission, Clark University Students: You ARE Important, and You Can Take Control! Matt Fissinger, Dean of Admission, Loyola Marymount University Listening to What Matters
Craig J. Franz, FSC, President, St. Mary's College of California Saving Imagination
Philip Ballinger, Ph.D., Director of Admissions, University of Washington Summary and Discussion
Seeking Educational Clarity and Inspiration Recommendations
Who can do what needs to be done?
What can students do?
What can parents do?
What can colleges do?
What can The College Board and the media do?
Hope and inspiration
Acknowledgements

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