Making Caring Common
Raising kids who care about others and the common good.
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Research + Initiatives

Making Caring Common leads a number of research projects and initiatives. From working directly with schools and teachers to spearheading national campaigns, we strive to make caring more common in all of our programming.

 

Making Caring Common leads a number of research projects and initiatives. From working directly with schools and teachers to spearheading national campaigns, we strive to make caring more common in all of our programming.

 

 
Posts in Campaign
Character Assessment in College Admissions

Colleges and Making Caring Common are working together to develop new character assessment tools.

With support from the John Templeton Foundation, Making Caring Common and colleges are collaborating to develop, pilot, and assess new character assessment practices in admission offices. Our goals are to:

Develop and pilot new character assessment tools and processes

Identify tools and best practices that can be replicated across field

Send young people new messages via assessment systems about what matters to college and society

We are eager to work with college admission leaders who are:

Committed to placing value on students’ ethical and performance character in the college admissions process

Want to closely collaborate on the piloting of new tools with our team.

We are currently working with a small number of colleges in the 2018-2019 academic year. College admission leaders interested in learning more or collaborating in 2019-2020 should contact Trisha Ross Anderson at trisha_ross@gse.harvard.edu for more information.

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Turning the Tide College Admissions Campaign

Join college admissions officers in reshaping the college admissions process to value ethical and intellectual engagement.

College admissions plays a powerful role in shaping student attitudes and behaviors. More than 175 college admissions offices, including all the Ivy League colleges, are making changes aligned with our Turning the Tide goals of:

Developing greater concern for others and the common good among high school students;

Increasing equity and access for economically disadvantaged students; and

Reducing excessive achievement pressure.

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