Committees of the Character Collaborative

(1) Character-Oriented Professional Development

(Create an Institute “service” to educate and train admission professionals/offices to employ character attributes in the selection process)

Chair, Sam Rikoon, ETS; Ray Diffley, AISAP; Greg Edelman, Carnegie Mellon University; Lizzie Ormiston, educational consultant; Kim Cooper, The Bishop’s School; David Holmes, Character Collaborative

(2) Character-Based Assessment Instruments

(Explore and refine the potential role of character-based instruments in admission practice)

Chair, Tom Bear, University of Notre Dame; Meghan Brenneman, Enrollment Management Association; Jill Thompson, Phillips Andover Academy; Cristina Anguiano-Carrasco and/or Jeremy Burrus, ACT; Natacha Boechat, Escola SESC; Jennifer King, Riverdale Country School; Booth Kyle, Lakeside School

(3) Character-Based Rubrics

(Develop and employ character-based rubrics in the admission process)

Chair, Bill Conley, Bucknell University; Jonathan Burdick, University of Rochester; Todd Rinehart, University of Denver; Shirley Levin, independent consultant; Brennan Barnard, The Derryfield School; Jamie Finch, Social Assurity

(4) Admission Decision Process

(Develop a decision process or logic that includes character strengths in admission)

Chair, Stu Schmill, MIT; Ann Selvitelli, Suffield Academy; Steve Bristol, The Hun School; Tim Weir, Dunn School; Jim Bock, Swarthmore College; Mark Sklarow, IECA; A.J. Jezierski, The Bishop’s School; Betsy Woolf, independent consultant

(5) Character Factors in Standardized Testing

(Support use of character/non-cognitive factors in standardized testing (SAT, ACT, SSAT)

Chair, Jennifer Merriman, College Board; Kevin Petway, Enrollment Management Association; Steve Kappler and Jason Way, ACT; Bags Brokaw, Community School; Paulo Ceotto, Escola SESC; Jinghua Liu, Enrollment Management Association

(6) Collaboration With Related Reform Initiatives

(Reinforce Institute goals by aiming to collaborate with Turning The Tide project, ACT, AISAP, EMA, Common Ap, etc., as feasible)

Chair, Jonathan Martin, ACT; Trisha Anderson, Turning The Tide; Janice Crampton, AISAP; David Holmes, Character Collaborative; Bob Massa, Drew University; Heather Hoerle, Enrollment Management Association

(7) Character-Based Materials in the Application Process

(Improve and refine the set of materials submitted by students to colleges)

Co-Chair, Tiffany Fujioka, Lakeside School; Co-Chair, Susan Tree; Mike Steidel, Carnegie Mellon University; Adam Gimple, The Masters School; Alan Katzman, Social Assurity; Stacy Caldwell and Patricia Russell, Master Transcript Consortium; Eric Monheim, The St. Mark’s School; Anne Sullivan, LifeStream Digital Innovations; Laura Gatzionis, EduAdvise

(8) Practitioners Handbook

(Create a hard copy and online resource for Integrating character factors in admission)

Chair, Lee Dieck, The Masters School; Chauncy Gardner, Community School; Mirella Riley, Notre Dame University; Lee Chen, independent consultant; Carolyn Kilgus, independent consultant; Anne Sullivan, Lifestream Digital Innovation; Bill Ouelette, Catlin Gabel School; Steve Syverson, U of Washington – Bothell