Education Offerings

Thursday, September 24, 2020

12:45 PM to 01:45 PM

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  • Breaking the Binary: Implementing Gender Equity and Access in Admissions

    Hear an overview of gender identity, gender expression, and their significance in education. Learn introductory strategies and discover resources for integrating preferred names and gender pronouns into daily practice. Take away an accountability process for moving through mistakes regarding names and pronouns.

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  • Standardized Admission Testing in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond

    NACAC's report on standardized testing is a much-needed call on colleges and universities to examine their ACT and SAT policies and practices. Learn about the findings of NACAC’s Task Force on Standardized Admission Testing for International and US Students, which debated the values and costs of standardized testing in a global landscape. In this presentation, members of the task force share key considerations and recommendations that can help bring about needed change to the admission process.

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  • Advising NCAA Prospective Student-Athletes

    New to the NCAA Eligibility Center process? Get the facts about NCAA academic initial-eligibility requirements, the core-course review process, recruiting basics, and the National Letter of Intent.

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  • The “New Normal:” College Counseling in the age of COVID

    As many schools have started the schoolyear online, students, teachers, and parents are figuring out how to operate in an online environment. This session focuses on how counselors are navigating the virtual space to provide college counseling to their students. The presenters share best practices and advice on how to engage students in virtual college counseling.

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  • Chat About Social Media

    A panel discussion on the use of social media as a tool for positive change and community-building. NACAC members Marie Bigham, Akil Bello, and David Quinn will discuss building trust, listening to and engaging followers, and leading with passion. Moderated by NACAC CEO Angel Perez

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  • Hmong American Students in College Admissions: Disaggregating Asian America

    Of all the ethnicities that make up the demographic category Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), few face as many challenges in college admissions and retention as the Hmong. Hmong teenagers have the highest dropout rate among all AAPI groups--as high as 40% according to some estimates. 38% of the Hmong population have not completed high school. Nine out of every ten Hmong girls quit school. This panel will share some successes and challenges experienced by Hmong American students. It will also provide practical advice about supporting them in outreach, admissions, and retention, as well as teach greater cultural competence.

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