The apparent departure of Stanford officials is not only a threat to the applicant’s social media, but also a new account of the people who reviewed them.
Karen aronzo’s name is no longer on the Stanford list, where she has been assistant director.
After she disappeared from The catalog, she published an article about Alonzo on social media on The Fountain Hopper. In this article, she discusses alcohol with profanity, and points out that she favors blacks. It also revealed that Alonzo has been in charge of social media for undergraduate admissions at Stanford university, and has enjoyed some of her personal posts through the account.
Social media in the recruitment of students have a lot to discuss – usually college admissions officials should supervise the applicant’s position, and whether the applicant needs to “clean up” their Facebook pages and other social media accounts. A few admissions officers are at least sometimes seen in the applicant’s position.
Alonzo could not be reached, and Stanford only commented on the case in a statement without her name. “We are alert to the integrity of the admissions process and we are conducting a thorough investigation into this matter and taking interim measures in the investigation,” the statement said.
Alonzo, who graduated from Stanford in 2011, is one of the most recent hires at the national admissions office. Of course, recent graduates may be used to post non-career issues on social media. She was not the first to censor her social media.
In 2013, university of Pennsylvania admissions officers were found to mock future students online – including the sharing of apps. She soon became a former admissions officer.
America’s national association of college admission consulting education content and David Hawkins, director of the policy implementation (David Hawkins) said: “with the emergence of social media, communication line has shifted and fuzzy, many admissions office is how to guide the staff.
W. Kent Barnds, executive vice President of external relations at Augusta college, also oversees the college’s admissions strategy, saying part of the challenge is that he and many colleagues encourage their staff to use social media. He says many future students do this.
His warning is that any admissions officer from social media is seen as coming straight from the academy. “It’s very much like my advice to new admissions officers about going to high school or going to college,” says Barnds. “You don’t represent university-you’re a university.”
Barnds says the disclaimer of “twitter is mine” will not change the relationship between admissions officers and college social media accounts.
He Shared four tips with the new admissions officer via email.
By the presence of your social media, you are a university. Act like this.
Never engage in anything related to the organization you represent. Pick up the phone or at least offer to speak directly to someone.
Think before you post.
Barnes also says he doesn’t have a formal social media policy and prefers education.
Institute of the university of southern California’s silver education enrollment research, policy and practice of the center for senior scholars Don hoss le (Don Hossler), said the incident shows that in addition to their duties, this event also need to train new admissions officers.
“It is not very good for universities and universities to provide training in any area, including this area,” he said.