Academic journal article College and University

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Academic journal article College and University

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Can academic excellence and diversity be enhanced by creating a new kind of entrance assessment that measures hidden talents relevant for college success? Robert J. Sternberg, Tufts University, explains his theory of successful intelligence, which suggests that conventional tests of abilities are not fully adequate because they emphasize analytical abilities to the exclusion of more diverse patterns of abilities, and he recommends assessments that can be used as supplements to the evaluation process.

What do enrollment managers really think about the contemporary issues faced by the profession? Keith Humphrey, University of Arizona, interviewed the Chief Enrollment Management Officers at n Research Universities and reports their candid opinions about contemporary trends, the bottom line, the marketplace, and legislative influence. He concludes with a description of the new ideology that is emerging for public university enrollment.

What's the most effective way to ensure that faculty members are knowledgeable about ferpa? Ann Gilley, Ferris State University, and Jerry W. Gilley, Colorado State University, surveyed faculty members at three large public universities to determine their level of understanding about ferpa and how they prefer to receive information about FERPA.

At Georgia State University, high school grade point average, sat score, and a freshman index are used to facilitate admission decisions. Occam's Razor advises simplicity in scientific theories so Jonathan Gayles, Georgia State University, examines the relationship between these admissions criteria and the graduating grade point averages of Asian, Black, and White students to determine how students with the best scores in each admissions criteria perform. …

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