Welcome to Ethical College Admissions. As the name implies, this is a conversation about the ethical issues surrounding the college admissions process. I started to call it Ethical Admissions for simplicity sake, but was afraid it would be mistaken for a place to confess moral lapses and improprieties.
This blog pulls together several important strands in my professional life. Early in my career I taught ethics at the college level, but I have spent close to 30 years as a college counselor. In 2010 I had the opportunity to serve as President of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and enjoyed the chance to write about the issues facing our profession, including the changing admission landscape and the need for maintaining common ethical ground.
Ethical College Admissions will be better at asking questions than at providing definitive answers. It will interpret both “ethics” and “college admissions” broadly, and it will err on the side of ideals and principles, not afraid to look naïve. It will see college admissions as a noble profession rather than the sales department of the Enrollment Management division of Higher Education, Inc.
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