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.

 

 

Turning the Tide College Admissions Campaign

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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:

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

  2. Increasing equity and access for economically disadvantaged students; and

  3. Reducing excessive achievement pressure.

We invite college admissions deans who are committed to placing more value on students’ ethical and intellectual engagement in the college admissions process to join the campaign.

 
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Campaign contact
Glenn Manning
617.495.4976
glenn_manning@gse.harvard.edu


 
Escalating achievement pressure is not healthy for our youth. Young people are suffering from higher rates of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse as they juggle the demands of their lives. Many students, especially those from low-income families, are often discouraged due to limited access to the resources perceived as necessary for selective college admissions. It’s a double-edged sword. Turing the Tide offers recommendations to tackle both of these issues simultaneously by promoting the quality of academic engagement over the quantity of achievements in college admissions.
— Kedra Ishop, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, University of Michigan
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Turning the Tide College Admissions Campaign for?

College admissions deans who are committed to placing more value on students’ ethical and intellectual engagement in the college admissions process.

High school leaders are invited to join the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign.

 

How does the Turning the Tide College Admissions Campaign work?

College admissions deans can endorse the Turning the Tide report and/or sign the Deans Commitment Letter. College admissions deans then work in their college community to implement changes aligned with the goals of Turning the Tide to 1) Develop greater concern for others and the common good among high school students; 2) Increase equity and access for economically disadvantaged students; and 3) Reduce excessive achievement pressure.

 

What is the general timeline?

 

Ongoing 
Admissions deans can endorse the Turning the Tide report and/or Deans Commitment Letter any time

Quarterly
Making Caring Common sends updates, resources, and relevant opportunities

 

How do I sign up?

Register by filling out this online form.

 

What if I still have questions?

Book a time to speak with Glenn Manning or send him an email at glenn_manning@gse.harvard.edu
 

 

 
This report communicates our expectations much more clearly to applicants. We don’t want students who do things just because they think they have to in order to get into college. To the contrary: we want students who lead balanced lives, who pursue their interests with energy and enthusiasm, and who work cooperatively with others, all of which will help them be successful in and after college.
— Stuart Schmill, Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Services, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

Endorsers

Colleges and Universities

  1. Tamara Long, Dean of Admissions, Abilene Christian University

  2. Kristen E. Capezza, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, Adelphi University

  3. Laura E. Martin-Fedich, Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission, Agnes Scott College

  4. Steve Klein, Vice President for Enrollment, Albion College

  5. Bill Sliwa, Director of Admissions, Alfred University

  6. Cornell B. LeSane II, Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admissions, Allegheny College

  7. Bob Garcia, Vice President for Enrollment, Alma College

  8. Katie Fretwell, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Amherst College

  9. Flora Z. Chan, Associate Director of Student Life for Diversity and Community, Amherst College

  10. Harold Wingood, Interim Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Antioch College

  11. Courtney Minden, Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Babson College

  12. Robert Mirabile, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Beloit College

  13. Donald Gordon, Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions, Biola University

  14. Sara H. Newhouse, Vice President for Admission & Financial Planning, Birmingham-Southern College

  15. John Mahoney, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Boston College

  16. Kelly A. Walter, Associate Vice President & Executive Director of Admissions, Boston University

  17. Whitney Soule, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Bowdoin College

  18. Andrew Flagel, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment, Brandeis University

  19. James Miller, Dean of Admission, Brown University

  20. Michelle L. Cloutier, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Bryant University

  21. Pelema I. Morrice, Chief Enrollment Officer, Bryn Mawr College

  22. Robert G. Springall, Dean of Admissions, Bucknell University

  23. Matthew Ward, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing, California Lutheran University

  24. Nina Lococo, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Carroll College

  25. Cindy L. Barr, Vice President of Enrollment, Catawba College

  26. Mary Alice Ozechoski, Vice President of Student Affairs & Traditional Enrollment, Cedar Crest College

  27. Chris Perlongo, Director of Admissions, Champlain College

  28. Rob Lange, Dean of Admission, Christopher Newport University (VA)

  29. Don Honeman, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Clark University

  30. Julie Cirks, Director of Admissions, Clarke University

  31. Matthew Proto, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Colby College

  32. David L. Placey, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Colby-Sawyer College

  33. Gary L. Ross, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Colgate University

  34. Curt Dircks, Director for Admission, College of Mount Saint Vincent

  35. Heather Albert-Knopp, Dean of Admission, College of the Atlantic

  36. Ann Bowe McDermott, Director of Admissions, College of the Holy Cross

  37. Tim Wolfe, Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission, College of William and Mary

  38. Scott Friedhoff, Vice President for Enrollment and College Relations, College of Wooster

  39. Mark Hatch, Vice President for Enrollment, Colorado College

  40. Jessica Marinaccio, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Columbia University

  41. Andrew K. Strickler, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Connecticut College

  42. Jason C. Locke, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment, Cornell University

  43. Sarah Richardson, Director of Admissions and Scholarships, Creighton University

  44. Maria Laskaris, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Dartmouth College

  45. Iris P. Godes, Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions, Dean College

  46. Gregory Sneed, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Denison University

  47. Mike Hills, Director of Admission, Denison University

  48. Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, President, DePaul University

  49. AJ Jones, Vice-President of Enrollment Management, Depauw University

  50. Anne E. Kremer, Dean of Admission, Drake University

  51. Robert Massa, Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Institutional Planning, Drew University

  52. Jonathan M. Stroud, Vice President for Enrollment and Communications, Earlham College

  53. Xavier E. Romano, Vice President of Student Services, Eastern Oregon University

  54. Kenton Sparks, Vice President for Marketing & Enrollment and Special Assistant to the President, Eastern University

  55. John Sullivan, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Eckerd College

  56. John F. Latting, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment and Dean of Admission, Emory University

  57. Alison Hildenbrand, Director of Admission, Fairfield University

  58. Hege K. Ferguson, Director of Admissions, Florida State University

  59. John Chenier, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Framingham State University

  60. Kathryn Coffman, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Franklin College

  61. Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Georgia Institute of Technology

  62. Gail Sweezey, Director of Admissions, Gettysburg College

  63. Julie McCulloh, Dean of Admission, Gonzaga University

  64. Arlene Wesley Cash, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Guilford College

  65. Monica C. Inzer, Vice President & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Hamilton College

  66. Meredith Twombly, Dean of Enrollment and Retention, Hampshire College

  67. William R. Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard University

  68. Jess Lord, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Haverford University

  69. D. Andrew Bills, Senior Vice President for Enrollment, High Point University

  70. Brian Studebaker, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Holy Cross College at Notre Dame

  71. William C. Vanderbilt, Vice President for Admissions, Hope College

  72. John F. Champoli, Director of Admissions, Husson University

  73. Steve Herendeen, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Indiana Institute of Technology

  74. Dr. Boyd A. Bradshaw, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

  75. Gerard Turbide, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Ithaca College

  76. Robert C. Troy, Vice President for Enrollment Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  77. David M. Phillips, Vice Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid, Johns Hopkins University

  78. Eric Staab, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Kalamazoo College

  79. Diane Anci, Vice President for Enrollment Management & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Kenyon College

  80. Cornelius Darcy, Vice President - Marketing, Communications and Enrollment, Kettering University

  81. Jennifer Sekol, Director of Admissions, Keystone College

  82. Gregory V. MacDonald, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Lafayette College

  83. Chris Ellerston, Vice President for Enrollment, Lake Forest College

  84. Edwin Wright, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Lebanon Valley College

  85. Matthew X. Fissinger, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admission, Loyola Marymount College

  86. Carrie Carroll, Vice President of Enrollment, Luther Seminary

  87. Caitlin Read, Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment Operations, Manhattan College

  88. Nikhil Kumar, Vice President of Undergraduate Enrollment Management, Manhattanville College

  89. Kent Rinehart, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission, Marist College

  90. Brian Troyer, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Marquette University

  91. Michael Lovell, President, Marquette University

  92. Theresa Bedoya, Vice President for Admission & Financial Aid, Maryland Institute College of Art

  93. Stuart Schmill, Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Services, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  94. Shery Boyles, Director of Admissions, Meredith College

  95. Michael S. Kabbaz, Vice President, Enrollment Management & Student Success, Miami University

  96. Nick Spaeth, Associate Vice President for Admission, Monmouth University

  97. Steven Soba, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, Moravian College

  98. James W. Smith, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

  99. Bob Gielow, Vice President of Enrollment Services, New Hampshire Institute of Arts

  100. Carol Kim, Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management, The New School

  101. MJ Knoll-Finn, Vice President for Enrollment Management, New York University

  102. Thomas H. Griffin, Associate Vice Provost and Director of Admission, North Carolina State University

  103. Martin Sauer, Vice-President for Enrollment Management & Athletics, North Central College

  104. Jason Murray, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Notre Dame de Namur University

  105. Debra J. Chermonte, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Oberlin College

  106. William Eilola, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Ohio Northern University

  107. Candace J. Boeninger, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Ohio University

  108. Susan Dileno, Vice President for Enrollment, Ohio Wesleyan University

  109. Kristy Paredes Collins, Dean of Enrollment Management, Pepperdine University

  110. Janet Lavin Rapelye, Dean of Admission, Princeton University

  111. Mitch Warren, Director of Admissions, Purdue University

  112. Soumitra Ghosh, Vice President for Student Enrollment and Engagement, Quincy University

  113. Falone Serna, Director of Admission, Reed College

  114. J. Carey Thompson, Vice President of Enrollment & Communications/Dean of Admission, Rhodes College

  115. Julie Browning, Dean for Undergraduate Enrollment, Rice University

  116. Faye Felterman Tydlaska, Ph.D.,Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, Rollins College

  117. Lisa Norton, Dean of Admissions, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

  118. Mike Sexton, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Santa Clara University

  119. Kevin McKenna, Dean of Enrollment, Sarah Lawrence College

  120. Mary Lou W. Bates, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Skidmore College

  121. Kathleen McCartney, President, Smith College

  122. Audrey Smith, Vice President for Enrollment, Smith College

  123. Enga Almeida, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Southwestern Adventist University

  124. Christine Bowman, Dean of Admission and Enrollment Services, Southwestern University

  125. Kevin D. Brown, Senior Admissions Director, Spring Arbor University

  126. Tracy Manier, Associate Vice President and Dean for Admission, St. Edward’s University

  127. Benjamin S. Baum, Director of Admissions, St. John’s College, Annapolis

  128. Yvette Sobky Shaffer, Director of Admissions, St. John’s College, Santa Fe

  129. Jeff Rickey, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, St. Lawrence University

  130. Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs, Dean of Enrollment, St. Martin’s University

  131. Chris George, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, St. Olaf College

  132. Byron W. Lewis, Interim Dean of Admission, Southern Methodist University

  133. Madeleine Eagon Rhyneer, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, Susquehanna University

  134. Jim Bock, Vice President and Dean of Admissions, Swarthmore College

  135. Maurice A. Harris, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Syracuse University

  136. Heath Einstein, Interim Dean of Admission, Texas Christian University

  137. M. Dolan Evanovich, Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Planning, The Ohio State University

  138. Stephen Lazowski, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Thiel College

  139. Scott J. Goplin, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Trine University

  140. Angel B. Perez, Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success, Trinity College

  141. Eric Maloof, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Trinity University (TX)

  142. Matt Malatesta, Vice President for Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment, Union College

  143. Walter Anthony Robinson, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of California, Davis

  144. James G. Nondorf, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement and Dean of College Admissions and Financial Aid, University of Chicago

  145. Rob Durkle, Associate Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, University of Dayton

  146. Christopher H. Lucier, Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Delaware

  147. Robert D. Broshous, Dean of Admission, University of Dubuque

  148. Zina Evans, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost, University of Florida

  149. Jared Cash, Vice President for Enrollment, University of Maine at Farmington

  150. Barbara Gill, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Maryland

  151. Dale Bittinger, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admissions, Orientation, and School Partnerships, UMBC - University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  152. Kedra Ishop, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, University of Michigan

  153. Rachelle Hernandez, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Director of Admissions, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

  154. Scott Steinberg, Dean of University Admissions, University of New England

  155. Stephen M. Farmer, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  156. Don Bishop, Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Enrollment, University of Notre Dame

  157. Robert J. Thompson, Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management, University of Oregon

  158. Eric J. Furda, Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania

  159. Jonathan Burdick, Dean of College Admission and Vice-Provost for Enrollment Initiatives, University of Rochester

  160. Donald Heller, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of San Francisco

  161. Lee Ann Backlund, Vice President for Enrollment Planning & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, University of the South/Sewanee

  162. Gregory Warren Roberts, Dean of Admission, University of Virginia

  163. Philip Ballinger, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions, University of Washington

  164. Dr. Jeffery T. Gates, Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Utica College

  165. Michael M. Gaynor, Director of University Admission, Villanova University

  166. Michael Thorpe, Dean for Enrollment Management, Wabash College

  167. Martha Blevins Allman, Dean of Admissions, Wake Forest University

  168. Robert A. Adkins, Dean of Admission, Washington & Jefferson College

  169. Grant M. Gosselin, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission, Wheaton College of Massachusetts

  170. Tony Cabasco, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Whitman College

  171. Thomas K. Malloy, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management, Widener University

  172. Michael Beseda, Vice President for Enrollment and University Communications, Williamette University

  173. Richard L. Nesbitt, Director of Admission, Williams College

  174. Mary Ann Naso, Vice President for Enrollment, Wilson College

  175. Kristin R. Tichenor, Senior Vice President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  176. Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University

Academic Endorsers

  1. Jacob Murray, Faculty Director for Professional Education, Boston University School of Education

  2. Roger P. Weissberg, Board Vice Chair and Chief Knowledge Officer of CASEL and Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago

  3. Donald Hossler, Senior Scholar, Center For Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice at USC Rossier School of Education

  4. Mandy Savitz-Romer, Senior Lecturer & Director of Prevention Science and Practice and CAS in Counseling Programs, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  5. Howard Gardner, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  6. James Ryan, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  7. Judith McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  8. Richard Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  9. Stephanie Jones, Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  10. Denise Pope, Senior Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Education and Co-Founder of Challenge Success

  11. James Youniss, Professor, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

  12. Joseph A. Soares, Department Chair and Professor of Sociology, Wake Forest University

  13. Allied Organizations

  14. Claire Leheny, Executive Director, AISNE, The Association of Independent Schools in New England

  15. Becky Sipos, President and CEO, Character.org

  16. Lloyd Thacker, President, Education Conservancy

  17. Abigail Falik, Founder & CEO, Global Citizen Year

  18. Vicki Zakrzewski, Education Director, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

  19. Bill Jackson, Founder, President & CEO, GreatSchools

  20. Independent School Health Association

  21. Celia Trigo Bessore, National Association of Hispanic Nurses

  22. National Association of Independent Schools

  23. Jonathan Cohen, President, National School Climate Center

  24. MacKenzie Moritz, Chief of Staff and Chief Partnerships Officer, Service Year Alliance

  25. Noah Bopp, Founder and Head of School, The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

High Schools

  1. Jeff Young, Superintendent, Cambridge Public Schools

  2. Matt Micciche, Head of School, Friends School of Baltimore

  3. Horace Mann School

  4. Randall Dunn, Head of School, Latin School of Chicago

  5. Todd Bland, Head of School, Milton Academy

  6. Rod Skinner, Director of College Counseling, Milton Academy

  7. James Parker, Principal, Plaza Vista School

  8. Michael J. Roe, Principal, Poly High School

  9. KC Cohen, Middle and Upper School Counselor, Riverdale Country School

  10. Eric Monheim, Director of College Counseling, St. Mark’s School