AACOM Admissions & Student Affairs Monthly Forum

Past Webinars

Title: Holistic Review in Graduate Health Profession Admissions: Evidence &  Implementation

Date/Time: Feb 11, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Holistic review, as part of admissions processes, represents a paradigm shift from expecting the “best students” as those with the highest academic or standardized test metrics to those who are a “best fit” with the mission, values, and goals of any program. This shift may be a challenging, as it requires reconsideration of longstanding traditions, thoughts, and beliefs about admissions criteria and definition of what makes a successful student and future practitioner. Enrolling students who are both academically qualified and prepared to provide culturally sensitive, appropriate, and competent clinical care is likely a goal for our health profession programs. This presentation will cover the foundational tenets and current evidence supporting holistic review. Specific methods of implementation, including concrete, replicable processes will be presented. In addition, the processes and multiple dimensions of diversity outcomes of a speech-language pathology program’s 5-year history of using holistic review practices will be included.

Presenter: Kerry Callahan Mandulak, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Pacific University

Title: Annual Conference Update: Application Services, Recruitment & Student Affairs Department

Date/Time: Mar 10, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: AACOM's Application Services, Recruitment, and Student Affairs Department staff will be giving their Annual Conference update virtually in advance of the COMAO and CSA Council meetings. This will allow members more time for Council discussion during the in-person meetings at Educating Leaders 2020, the AACOM Annual Conference.

Presenters: Jayme Bograd, Erin Helbing, and Jessica James, AACOM