ADEA Holistic Review Workshops

ADEA Holistic Review Workshops

ADEA’s holistic review workshops aid dental institutions in addressing and reviewing admission policies, procedures and practices. The half-day workshops, conducted by trainers from the ADEA Section on Student Affairs and Financial Aid (AFASA) with ADEA staff, are offered on-site and intended to provide technical assistance to the entire admissions committee and other key leaders.


ADEA 2014 Workshops:

ADEA is currently concluding our most recent round of summer admissions workshops. Workshop content is tailored to the specific needs of admissions committees and institutions. More information regarding workshops for fall 2014 will be coming soon.

Workshops topics included:

  • The admissions process as a tool to support institutional excellence
  • Supreme Court rulings and the educational benefits of diversity as a “compelling interest” 
  • Diversity policies and practices in the context of CODA pre-doctoral accreditation standards
  • Race-neutral alternatives in admissions 
  • The role of unconscious bias (unconscious patterns, beliefs or perceptions that impact how we view others and make decisions) in admissions practices 
  • Theory and research behind holistic admissions 
  • Results of the 2012-2013 ADEA Admissions Officers Survey
  • Admissions case studies 


      To host an admissions workshop:

      Please stay tuned to this page for updates including future workshops and request instructions. Prospective workshop hosts are encouraged to learn more about holistic review and ADEA’s Holistic Review Workshops by clicking on the links on the left side of this page.