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All Access – News for Members

Paul Luna addressed participants at Higher Ed Colloquium 2015
Paul Luna, CEO of the Helios Foundation, welcomed participants to the 2015 College Board Higher Ed Colloquium in Delray Beach, Florida. The Colloquium is a gathering of professionals at all levels of higher education to discuss the topics and issues that matter most to them and their students.
The Playbook: A Guide to Assist Institutions of Higher Education in Evaluating Race- and Ethnicity-Neutral Policies in Support of the Mission-Related Diversity Goals
The College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative (ADC) will host a free webinar to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by race-neutral strategies on Monday, Jan. 26, at noon-1 p.m. EST.
HBCU COnference
Register now for the 2015 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference, March 11-12 in New Orleans, LA.
A Dream Deferred
Join us at the 11th annual A Dream Deferred conference, March 10-11 in New Orleans, LA to discuss new solutions, share best practices, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference for African American students.
Join us at the ninth annual Prepárate™ conference, March 9-10, 2015 in New Orleans, LA to discuss strategies to increase the preparation, access, and college completion of Latino students, the fastest-growing student population in our public schools.
More than 60 representatives from college access organizations gathered Dec. 10 at the College Board’s New York Office to participate in the first-ever SAT® Transparency Summit

More than 60 representatives from college access organizations gathered Dec. 10 at the College Board’s New York Office to participate in the first-ever SAT® Transparency Summit. The purpose of this daylong event was to share information about the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT® and SAT and begin discussions about how college access organizations can best use Khan Academy’s tools and resources.

Are Students Affected by Colleges’ Small Application Barriers?
Colleges frequently change their application fees and application essay requirements, and it turns out that students strongly respond to these relatively small costs in the application process. Our new paper, “Screening Mechanisms and Student Responses in the College Market,” we find that requiring a college application essay decreases the number of applications received at that college by 6.5%. We also find that increasing the application fee by 10% corresponds to roughly a 1% decrease in applications.
Daniel R. Porterfield, College Board Trustee and President, Franklin & Marshall College
Daniel R. Porterfield, President of Franklin & Marshall College and College Board Trustee co-wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on new partnerships between Bloomberg Philanthropies, the College Board, and other college access organizations to build a new cadre of advisers who, over five years, will use technology to help as many as 125,000 more highly qualified low- and moderate-income students pursue college opportunities.
Webinar on Access to Opportunity and the Native American Community
As part of the College Board’s recognition of Native American Heritage Month, members joined Steve Colon, Vice President of Access to Opportunity and Wendell Hall, Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy for a webinar focused on the work of the College Board’s Access to Opportunity Initiative, and how it can better serve the unique needs of the Native American community.
Trends in Higher Education Series
The College Board has officially released two new reports: Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid. The Trends in Higher Education series provides insight into national trends in college pricing and financial aid. The data on college prices and student aid included in these reports create a context for evaluating public policies designed to increase educational opportunities.