The attacks on the career college sector have created widespread public distrust and scrutiny of career colleges all over the Country. In this article, Dr. Jean Norris takes a look at how admission professionals can be a catalyst for regaining public trust and play an integral role in advancing the career college sector.
The focus on higher education quality, outcomes, value, affordability and access dominates the headlines these days. Enough data has been thrown around to prove or disprove any position and yet the answer is obvious to those not directly embroiled in the battle. Let us look at the facts that all sides can most likely agree upon.
“In her article below titled Higher Ed and Hollywood Wine, Dr. Jean Norris takes a look at the facts that all sides will most likely agree upon. We were honored to have her speak at this year’s Best Practices and Business Conference in Hollywood, FL. Her research, articles, and interviews can be found in many well-known publications serving the sector.” – Dr. Joe Pace Chairman of The Board – Global Education and Performance Psychologist, The Pacific Institute.
Shannon Gormley discusses the event that brought together high school counselors and professionals working in and for career colleges and community colleges to understand the similarities and differences each share in serving students looking for alternative paths to higher education.
Helping high school and non-traditional students map out a meaningful plan for their future is a responsibility for both high school counselors and college admissions professionals.
Recently, a former school owner and advocate of career colleges stated, “The timing on the recovery of the for-profit sector is in direct correlation to fixing the problem in admissions.”
In this second part of our series, we’ll share what we have learned to date (including some surprises) and new areas of investigation that will define the next phase of our study.
In the third and final part of our study, “Turning Strangers into Students® (and Advocates),” we’d like to return to the traditional sales funnel that served as a catalyst for this entire study..
It can be difficult to have a conversation about improving admissions and recruitment performance without first acknowledging that the job is not what it used to be..
You probably already realize the significant role an admissions professional plays in your organization. One only needs to ask a student about the special relationship they formed with that first person they met at your school to confirm that statement.
When you think about successful admission professionals, one thing stands out – they have to be good at working with people. Yes, some possess natural talent in this area, but how do you define People Skills?..
Perhaps you have heard the saying, “Attitude is Everything,” and this holds true when examining the four key competencies for admissions success..
As a kid, did you ever play the game of “Life”? We remember always choosing the college route over getting a job right out of high school. Everything we’d learned from popular culture meant that we just knew college would pay off in the long run..
Dr. Jean Norris discusses the role of the 21st-century admission counselor by drawing upon her research that measured the moral judgment of admission professionals at for-profit and not-for-profit schools and universities in the U.S.
Dr. Jean Norris discusses the need for colleges to change their outdated admissions practices in order to engage today’s technologically-savvy students and to embrace the opportunities presented by this new generation.
Dr. Jean Norris writes about leadership and managing roles in the latest “Beauty Link” magazine.
An interview with Dr. Jean Norris, Managing Partner, Norton Norris, Inc. and Amy Hrabak, Solutions Manager, Wonderlic, Inc.
Even the non-profit colleges/universities are eager to learn how to connect with today’s students in new ways! Check out Dr. Jean Norris’s recient article.
Dr. Jean Norris writes about Mixing Generatations in the Classroom in the latest “Beauty Link” magazine.
Career Education Review interviews Dr. Jean Norris about Nn’s own admissions staff training program, including the four key skill sets that make strong admissions professionals. She states, “I think what we’re looking at in this new paradigm is people who don’t need a script, but who can make judgment calls along the way to make sure that they’re both ethical and effective.”
In light of the 2010 GAO report that accused career colleges of fraudulent and unethical behavior, Dr. Jean Norris discusses her dissertation research on the moral judgment of admissions representatives at for-profit and not-for-profit colleges and universities in Career College Central. Dr. Norris believes that it’s time to share the findings and recommendations of the national study to combat the “evidence” against career colleges.