Admission officers can (almost always!) easily recite their school’s mission. How often, though, does an admission office think about how the application itself reflects that mission? Application questions can provide a wonderful opportunity to not only communicate your school’s values, but also help you better assess if, based on those values, an applicant is the right fit for your program.

In this webinar, Carmine “Chick” Chickadel, co-founder of Ravenna Solutions, discusses how to evaluate whether your admission application questions align with your school’s core values. Learn effective ways to determine if your application successfully or unsuccessfully highlights what makes your school unique, and how small changes to your questions can make a big difference.

Chick has been an educator for over four decades on the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest. He has held the positions of department chair, dean, associate head, and head in independent schools. Additionally, Chick has taught in numerous college and university graduate and undergraduate programs. His expertise is in educational cultures and philosophies, curriculum design, and teacher training and mentoring. Chick speaks and teaches frequently on the topic of school missions and values, qualitative evaluation, and narrative assessments.

This webinar was originally recorded on January 22, 2015, in partnership with AISAP (the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals).

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