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#NAISAC On Demand: Admissions – Day 1

Welcome, admission and enrollment colleagues! 

Now you can benefit from must-know insights and trends even if you couldn’t attend the 2016 NAIS Annual Conference in late February. #NAISAC On Demand: Admissions gives you instant access to relevant conference sessions and NAIS resources at your convenience.
Thanks to the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP) for help with this project. For each #NAISAC On Demand: Admissions session, AISAP Executive Director Janice Crampton synthesizes key takeaways and follows up with the presenters for questions and comments.
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Session 1

It Ain't the '90s Anymore! Understanding and Communicating International Trend Data

Amy Gruber, Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB); Francis Ryan, Rumsey Hall School, (CT)

In the late ’90s, it was impossible to believe that it would soon be difficult to enroll Korean students or that Chinese students would make up the majority of schools’ international enrollments. Prepare to understand enrollment challenges and opportunities related to the STEEP factors (social, technological, economic, environmental, and political) over which you have no control.

Key takeaways from the session:


Additional NAIS resources on international students (member login required):


Session 2

What's New with DASL and What's Next?

Hilary LaMonte and Joy Bodycomb, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS); Janice Crampton, Association of Independent School Admissions Professionals (AISAP); Amy Gruber, Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB); Elizabeth Mangas, Educational Records Bureau (ERB)

Find out how to do better benchmarking and trend analysis through DASL — NAIS’s Data and Analysis for School Leadership program. See how NAIS has integrated helpful constituent surveys and demographic data into DASL as you learn about the future of data at the national, regional, and state levels.


Key takeaways from the session:


Additional NAIS resources on DASL (member login required):

  • Video: Enrollment Trends. Learn the trends in day and boarding school enrollment and how they can affect your admissions plan.


Session 3

Recap from Admissions, Attendance, and Accommodations: New Perspectives on the ADA

Julie Fay and Leander Dolphin, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

Recent enforcement activity from the U.S. Department of Justice highlights the need to track emerging issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act — issues ranging from service animals to mental health. Hear about compliance efforts, the impact on schools, and strategies to reasonably accommodate students from admissions through graduation.

Additional NAIS resources on international students (member login required):

  • The ADA and Independent Schools.  Hear from NAIS Legal Counsel Debra P. Wilson about how this statute applies to independent schools and read the 2013 policy brief to make sure your school is compliant.



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