A Creative Approach to the Workplace: How Green Are You?

In today’s knowledge-based economy, we cannot afford to stop learning after leaving the formal school system. In many cases, individual success and satisfaction in the workplace depends on continually learning in order to upgrade skills and acquire new knowledge. In a rapidly changing economy, it is...

Arts Education, Creativity and Innovation: Ana Luisa Cardona

Ana Luisa Cardona is an independent consultant in the arts, education, and creativity. She served as the Michigan Department of Education's Arts Education Consultant where she provided leadership in arts education curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the past 13 years. Founding president of NEA funded...

Art and Physics at the Lux

Lux sees its mission, primarily, to "support artists in the development of new projects through a residency program, and share their discoveries with scholars, art patrons and a regional and national audience," and to "educate and engage the community to foster an appreciation of the...

Measuring Creativity in California and the Nation

The Conference Board and experts in the field say creativity is what the workplace will be demanding. California's proposed Senate Bill 789 establishing such a committee, similar to the one already signed by the Governor of Massachusetts, will develop an Index to measure and inspire...

STE[+a]M in Business: The Right-Brainers in Business Video Summit

Join us for the first-ever Right-Brainers in Business Video Summit hosted by Jennifer Lee, author of The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success. The summit features 10 leading creative entrepreneurs who will share their insider secrets on running a successful business on...

The Right Brain Initiative (Manifesto)

The Right Brain Initiative, serving the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region, seeks to achieve a measurable impact on learning by integrating the community's arts and cultural resources into the education of every K-8 student in the region's school districts. This collaboration among artists, educators, parents, business...

There Is a Serious Flaw in College Admissions – John M. Eger

John M. Eger – Huffington Post

Lionel Van Deerlin Professor of Communications and Public Policy,
San Diego State University

Posted: 03/28/11 10:42 AM ET

 

Is who gets admitted to one of America’s coveted universities each year mostly a numbers process that is badly flawed? You are more likely to have success at LOTTO.

Depending on the college, admissions people like to think that they have set the bar at the right level to screen out only those applicants that meet the colleges’ requirements. Some look closely at the personal letter, if required, to find the young man or woman who offers the creativity the college demands, or the empathy or the passion. But this only comes after the combined scores are tailed and the cut offs are applied.

The truth is that most schools, particularly given the sheer number of applications, rely on GPA and SAT scores. According to the New York Times, Harvard received a record 27,278 applicants “for its next freshman class, a 19 percent increase over last year. Other campuses reporting double-digit increases included the University of Chicago (18 percent), Amherst College (17 percent), Northwestern (14 percent) and Dartmouth (10 percent).”

The problem is that GPAs vary school to school. The SAT, formerly known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. It doesn’t vary as much, but is increasingly being discounted by colleges because, many critics have accused, has a cultural bias toward the white and wealthy kids.

[+a]rts Education

As an art student, I understand the importance of having an artistically enriched education. This short public service announcement that I wrote, directed, edited, and filmed is the product for my Graduation Project....