Meeting Agenda, Salt Lake City, September 26-27, 2018

September 26, Wednesday

(Members Session)

1-1:15: Opening and Welcome

David Holmes, Bob Massa

Program/Our Profile

1:15-1:30: Review of 2017-2018 Progress

David Holmes, Bob Massa

Trajectory of Our Work: 2015-2018

Actions of the Executive Committee (June 6, 2018) —           501c3 status, new mission statement, officers,                 membership recruitment, new name

Goals of the Meeting and Committees

1:30-3:00: Briefings

“Character Skills Assessment: Report on Year One” — Keith Wright, Director of Psychometrics, Enrollment Management Association

“Defining Access: Final Results of the Test-Optional Research Project” — Steve Syverson, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management, University of Washington, Bothell

“In the Belly of the Beast: What College Counselors See and Hear” — Francine Swift, Ann Selvitelli, Shirley Levin

3:00-3:30: Break

3:30 – 3:45: Role of Committees and New Members

3:45-4:45: Committee Reports (N=8)

4:45-5:30: Workshops I: Building a Committee Plan for 2018-2019

6:30-9: Celebration of a Common Purpose

Reception and Dinner
Panel: Reflections on Our Common Purpose

Heather Hoerle, Enrollment Management Association

Bill Conley, Bucknell University

Trisha Anderson, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Brennan Barnard, Derryfield School

September 27, Thursday

8:30-9:00: Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15: Plan of Morning

David Holmes, Bob Massa

9:15-10:15: Briefings

“Legal and Philosophical Implications of Our Work” — Debra Wilson, Chief Counsel, National Association of Independent Schools

“Challenges in Assessing Character in Admission” — Rick Weissbourd, director, Turning The Tide, Harvard Graduate School of Education

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-11:30: Workshops II — Producing a Plan

11:30-Noon: Wrapup and Next Steps

Summaries of Committee Work

Conclusion and Future

Noon: Lunch and Farewell

1:30 on: Optional — Draft key points/outline of Report

Work with David, Bob, others