The Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host a national discussion surrounding college admissions on March 27.
The Buros Center is hosting the one-day symposium, “Controversies in College Admissions: Access, Honesty, Equity and Excellence,” at Howard L. Hawks Hall. The research-based symposium will feature national experts who will discuss potential new models for college admissions. Presenters will cover topics such as standardized tests, fairness and the value of increasing student diversity.
Kurt Geisinger, director of the Buros Center, said the symposium will feature a diverse group of speakers attending.
“The only way in which we can achieve excellence and equity is to listen to all voices and to shape strategies that provide access and do so with integrity, inclusion and quality,” Geisinger said. “Strong admissions practices are an absolutely essential component for the future.”
Recently, college admissions processes and measures have attracted considerable media attention. This event will draw awareness to the importance of ethics and honesty in admissions decisions. Organizers said examining this process is critical while continuing to achieve excellence in future university classes.
“I believe that the timing could not be better. We live in a country that generally respects and appreciates that we are the world’s melting pot,” Geisinger said. “For America to continue leading the world, we must educate all our citizens to be ready to succeed in an ever-changing and diverse world.”
Learn more or register for the symposium online. Early registration for faculty and staff is due by Feb. 16 and is $55 to attend in person and $125 for a webcast link.
Registration after Feb. 16 is $65 to attend in-person and $150 for a webcast access. Students can also join. Participants have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits as well.
“I hope that participants will be challenged by the national speakers’ different perspectives and stimulated by the discussion of important, complex issues involved in admissions,” Geisinger said.