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Professional Development

“PACAC Summer Institute”

PCPR is offering to cover fees for members to attend the PACAC Summer Institute on July 20th and July 21st.

The PACAC Summer Institute, designed for those with 0-3 years of experience in the college admission and counseling profession, provides participants with a full and complete understanding of the increasingly complex college admissions process through a dynamic learning experience. The Summer Institute is the longest, continuous, summer professional development opportunity for new admission counselors and secondary school counselors in the nation! To read more details on what is being offered go to https://www.pacac.org/summer-institute. Cost of attending the institute is $35.00. PCPR will cover a select number of members.

You must have a current PCPR (individual or institutional) membership or sign for one upon selection. The supported attendees will be expected to provide PCPR turnaround training and/or programmatic guidance upon attending the conference. If you’re interested contact us at contact@collegepreproundtable.org. Put “PACAC Summer Institute” in the subject line.

“Guiding the Way to Inclusion” Conference

PCPR is offering 2 PCPR members the ability to attend NACAC’s Guiding the Way to Inclusion Conference (July 27 - 29, online).

NACAC’s Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) conference is aimed at secondary, postsecondary, and CBO college admission professionals committed to championing the needs of diverse students within the college admission process. The annual gathering offers educational sessions regarding multicultural recruitment and campus inclusion while also providing a shared space for like-minded professionals to reflect on current issues and share best practices related to equity in higher education. Small group sessions, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities provide avenues for both personal and professional growth. The cost of the conference to non-NACAC members is $200.00. PCPR will cover the cost.

You must have a current PCPR (individual or institutional) membership or sign for one upon selection. The supported attendees will be expected to provide PCPR turnaround training and/or programmatic guidance upon attending the conference. If you’re interested contact us at contact@collegepreproundtable.org. Put “NACAC GWI” in the subject line.

Revisit PCPR May and June Meetings

PCPR June Network Meeting Recording

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) in collaboration with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), has established a commission on reimagining college admission and financial aid, specifically as it relates to access and racial equity. The work, funded by a generous grant from Lumina Foundation, is underway. Hear updates about the process from Dr. Crystal E. Newby, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NACAC.

You can view the recorded meeting on the PCPR Youtube Channel - https://bit.ly/pcprmtg_621rec

PCPR May Network Meeting

With all that has transpired in and around higher education in the past year, admissions and related testing have begun to look very different. Students and parents are challenged with navigating a new - and seemingly every-changing - landscape for college admissions requirements and preparation. PCPR featured Akil Bello, assessment reform expert and Senior Director of Advocacy and Advancement of FairTest: The National Center for Fair and Open Testing.

With more than 3 decades of experience working on testing issues as a tutor, analyst, and advocate, Bello brought his expertise to the discussion of the what current landscape in admission testing means for the students we serve.

View the recording of Akil’s presentation on the PCPR Youtube Channel - https://bit.ly/PCPR_Bello, You can also download Akil’s presentation from https://bit.ly/PCPR_Bello521_ppt

MOre PCPR Information Video

If you haven’t noticed, when you open to the PCPR website you see a YouTube video view. Take a look at the new PCPR introduction video.

The video on the homepage is :45 sec in length. On the “Mission/Vision” page you see there’s longer version (1min, 40 sec). So if someone ask you “What is, Who is PCPR?” You can now show them the video.

Let us know what you think. Send your thoughts and comments to contact@collegepreproundtable.org.

Support PCPR…

Support the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable by joining PCPR as a member. Membership levels and details for joining can be found at http://collegepreproundtable.org/memberinfo/. Get connected!

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