Case Study: Santa Monica College

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Community colleges have long been an integral part of the higher education landscape, and now their popularity is increasing. Offering a transition from high school to university as well as a range of practical certifications and associate's degrees, community colleges are an invaluable resource to their local regions. These schools...

NACAC 2016: Portfolios Highlight a Changing Concept of Creativity

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SlideRoom frequently receives inquiries from High School teachers and counselors asking how they can help creative students showcase their skills as they are applying to college. The following letter is one example: Hello, I teach high school science and in many of my classes (Physics, Robotics, etc.) my students generate...

NACAC 2016: Admissions Portfolios - Lessons from Early Adopters

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At this year's NACAC conference, we hosted a panel discussion about the growing importance of portfolios within admissions. While art schools have always asked for artifacts of achievement, STEM fields are beginning to experiment with this admissions practice. We asked representatives from MIT and Carnegie Mellon to share some lessons...

Portfolios for College Admissions?

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Over the past decade, portfolios have become a standard part of the application process at many institutions of higher education. Schools of all sizes and selectivity rates use portfolios, but others have been holding back because of concerns about how to incorporate portfolio review into their application and evaluation process....

Designing a More Equitable Africa

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Africa's rapid population growth requires new thinking about how to support the infastructure development that will be needed in light of the projected surge. The World Bank estimates that by 2050, 1.2 billion people will be living in urban areas throughout Africa. According to MASS Design Group, there will...