ERIC Number: ED115155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
What Do Admissions Officers Read? Sources of Information for Professional Development and Effectiveness.
Scott, Robert A.
This pilot study was conducted to determine the sources of information utilized by admissions officers to enhance professional growth and to help in current professional responsibilities. In an attempt to analyze the verbal ability of admissions officers a survey was conducted among admissions officers to determine: (1) what they read, (2) how much they read, (3) how important are the professional journals, (4) what departments in journals are read most quickly and thoroughly, and (5) who writes for the journals. The survey, a five page questionnaire, was mailed to heads of admissions offices in 179 public and private colleges and universities located in New York and Pennsylvania. Fifty-nine responses, 33 percent, were returned. In addition 15 leading educational journals were surveyed about their readership and comparison was made between the admissions officers' responses and the journal responses. (JMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (Atlanta, Georgia, October 8, 1975)