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Admit It, An AACRAO Podcast

Dr. Stephanie Krusemark, & James Miller

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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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 within the larger higher education ecosystem of colleges and universities in the United States and globally.
Dr. Marybeth Gasman is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education, the Executive Director of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity & Justice, and the Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions at Rutgers University.
Publications by Dr. Gasman

Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2022).
Educating a Diverse Nation: Lessons from Minority Serving Institutions. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015).

Relevant Context Material

Consider a College With a Focus on Minority Students, U. S. News and World Report

Minority Serving Institutions, American Council on Education

Education Dept. Delivers $1.4 Billion in Stimulus Funds to Minority-Serving Institutions, AACRAO

Biden Unveils FY 2023 Budget Blueprint, AACRAO

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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, leadership, involvement, and accomplishments and instead measure more deeply who the people are.

A List of Non-Cognitive Assessment Instruments
Community College Research Center

Measuring Noncognitive Variables: Improving Admissions, Success and Retention for Underrepresented Students
by William Selacek

Racism in American Education: A Model for Change
by Glenwood C. Sedlacek, William E.; Brooks

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