Coffee Break

International Admissions Roundtable: Efficiency, Process, and Credential Evaluation – A Discussion of What Works

November 20, 2020

Coffee Break

Free Coffee Break | 11:00-12:15 pm ET

Join your colleagues from the U.S. and around the globe for a lively discussion on the international admissions office. Presenters will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various models. Are your admissions centralized? Do you have separate offices for undergraduate, graduate, and international? How does your institution handle credential evaluation? Is this working for you? Compare notes with your peers on how to craft an efficient and student-friendly experience.

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This Coffee Break is delivered in partnership with TAICEP.

TAICEP-LOGO-STACKED-01TAICEP is the only professional membership association established to meet the unique goals of International Credential Evaluation Professionals. Our members are individuals, academic institutions, independent agencies, government bodies, and organizations who share a common interest in international credential evaluation (ICE), directly or indirectly.

Moderators:

LesLee Clauson Eicher

LesLee Clauson Eicher

TAICEP Past President

Julia Funaki

Associate Director, International, AACRAO

Presenters:

Polixenia (Polly) Tohaneanu

Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions Office, University of Idaho

Diana Hense MA

Head of Admissions at the University of Amsterdam

Michelle Barger

Associate Director, International Admissions Wichita State University

Mary Blount

Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator for Graduate Admissions at Georgia State University

Francesca Villa

Academic Registrar Manager at Istituto Europeo del Design (IED)

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The implications of COVID-19 are far reaching. Institutions are moving quickly to establish new practices and policy exceptions around their actions to move courses and services online or to other remote delivery for the foreseeable future.

The voluntary guidance below provides general parameters to follow when implementing practice and policy changes while allowing flexibility and compassion during a time of unprecedented disruption. While short-term solutions may be advisable, it is prudent to also consider long-term implications of any changes, as well as to consult with accrediting bodies and/or state Departments of Education and governing boards.

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