The center brings together scholars, practitioners, and policymakers for topical in-depth discussions concerning critical enrollment issues. Topics may include standardized testing, the enrollment of undocumented students, and the management and use of data to inform enrollment decisions.
The first symposium, "Aid in an Age of Uncertainty," aimed to enhance the capacity of aid practitioners and policymakers to provide students with financial aid within the context of today's challenging economic environment.
This symposium took place January 22-23, 2009 in Los Angeles and featured David Longanecker of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) as the keynote speaker. Participants:
Weathering the Economic Storm: A Historical Perspective on Aid in America
Defining the Role of Government in the Funding and Distribution of Student Aid
Remembering the Public Good: Analyzing Student Aid Through the Perspectives of Higher Education Policy and Professional Organizations
Funding Opportunity in Today’s Challenging Economic Environment: A Practitioner’s Viewpoint
Symposium Presenters/Panelists (click name for PowerPoint presentation):
Michael Dannenberg, New America Foundation
Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President, American Council on Education (ACE)
Dean Kulju, Director of Financial Services, The California State University System
Carol Liu, California State Senate
Israel Rodriguez, Independent California Colleges & Universities Representative, California Student Aid Commission
Joyce E. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC)
Larry Zaglaniczny, Vice President of Government Affairs, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
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