How do colleges and universities decide whom to admit in 2020? Which aspects of an applicant’s background matter the most? What are the controversies within admissions? And where is that crucial part of higher education headed?
We’ll dive into these questions tomorrow, with the help of a brilliant guest. I’m delighted to welcome Jeff Selingo back to the Future Trends Forum. Jeff just published Who Gets In and Why (our bookstore; Jeff’s page), a new book on college admissions. It’s based on his embedding with three different campuses (Davidson College, Emory University, and the University of Washington), looking closely at how each one composed their incoming classes. Who Gets In is also based on Selingo’s lifetime of thoughtful reporting on higher education.
A quick bio sketch for those who don’t know him: Jeff has published several books including New York Times bestsellers. Named one of LinkedIn’s “must-know influencers” of 2016, Jeff is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Jeff is a special advisor for innovation to the president at Arizona State University, where he is the founding director of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership. He is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles.
Jeff is not new to the Forum. Not only have I been recommending him to the community for years, but he was also a great guest back in 2017.
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