Reimagining College Access with SlideRoom™ Portfolios

It’s almost impossible to achieve equitable college admissions outcomes and the subsequent success of students without first understanding what motivates passionate, highly qualified applicants. That’s one reason more colleges and universities are using application portfolios as they adopt holistic admissions policies and look beyond traditional metrics such as test scores, essays and letters of recommendation.Read More

The Times They Are A-Changin’… Again

SlideRoom users continue to inspire the world with meaningful uses of the platform during this time of global health challenges and social change. Examples include: The City of Palo Alto (CA) utilized SlideRoom to select 16 diverse artist teams to paint one letter each of a temporary “Black Lives Matter” mural at City Hall. HighRead More

What’s New in the SlideRoom™ Community

A warm welcome to our newest (and always diverse) SlideRoom partners: 651 Arts Central Atlanta Progress/ Atlanta Downtown Improvement District City of South San Francisco College of the Arts – University of Louisiana at Lafayette Columbus State University Department of Art Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Green-Wood Cemetery Hamiltonian Artists Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation Lalita MIT PortugalRead More

Evolving Portfolios for Holistic Admissions

The Learning Policy Institute’s “Reimagining College Access” initiative recently hosted a webinar featuring two SlideRoom users from New England colleges. Stu Schmill, Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Services at MIT and Judy Purdy, Director of Admission at Wheaton College, discussed the use of performance assessment for equitable admissions and graduate school success. They alsoRead More

Why Application Portfolios Are Here to Stay

Are application portfolios a niche tool for art schools, or will they become an integral component in the future of college admissions? At the 2020 Common Application Virtual Summit, undergraduate admissions officers discussed why more programs should incorporate portfolios, and shared best practices for how to do so effectively. Becky Chassin, Assistant Dean Undergraduate AdmissionRead More

6 Ways for Your Admissions Office to Maintain Operational Continuity with SlideRoom™

During these unprecedented times, maintaining operational continuity is one of the biggest challenges and top priorities for businesses and organizations of all types. For your higher education institution, that can mean anything from continuing to deliver quality instruction to maintaining your application review processes without having access to your physical admissions office. Read on forRead More

See the Whole Picture with SlideRoom™

If you want to discover who your applicants truly are and what they have to offer, it’s no longer good enough to make decisions based exclusively on resumes, references, test scores or transcripts. Instead, you need to expand your view with a portfolio-focused application process that allows students to share what they do and createRead More

SlideRoom™ Facilitates Holistic, Multimedia-friendly Admissions at Frost School of Music

In the arts, it’s natural for academic programs to strive to transcend traditional metrics for admission such as GPA and test scores, and to incorporate application components which amplify a prospective student’s actual artistic capabilities. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that University of Miami’s Frost School of Music recently announced that it hasRead More

Stanford University’s Clinical Summer Internship (CSI) program goes paperless

“I definitely would recommend SlideRoom…I was shocked at how easy it was to set up. It’s been a big improvement over our previous system.” – Kimya Stidum, Former Program Coordinator THE CHALLENGE When Kimya Stidum joined Stanford in 2015 as the program coordinator of its Clinical Summer Internship (CSI), she inherited an inefficient application process.Read More

MASS Design Group strengthens diversity of applicants and increases collaboration during its application review process

How SlideRoom facilitated a holistic application review, helping the firm make steady progress towards its diversity and inclusion goals The Challenge As an award-winning nonprofit architecture firm involved in social impact projects around the globe, MASS Design Group attracts many applications for employment and internships — nearly 2,000 annually. The organization wanted to build aRead More