In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (6:20) : In this week’s news segment, an article from the Hechinger Report “Another Problem with Shifting Education Online: Cheating”, by Derek Newton. When universities went online in response to COVID-19, so did the tests their students took. A person logged in at a well-known mid-Atlantic university to take their chemistry exam, except it turned out not to be the student at all. (Length 15 minutes)
Chapter 146 of 171 Answers (21:53) : we’re discussing the importance of each college student who is receiving financial aid puts into developing a relationship with their financial aid officer.
Bonus Content (38:29) This week’s bonus content is part 1 of 2 on how colleges use waitlists. We discuss two different ways wait lists are used in this episode. Next week we will discuss several more ways wait lists are used. (Length 26 minutes)
This week’s interview (1:04:12) Mark wraps-up his interview with William Segura, Associate Dean at Emory in “Understanding Emory”, Part 2
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:10:21) The book, “The College Dropout Scandal” by David Kirp. This classic book looks at the reasons why 40% of students do not graduate from college even after six years. It discusses what changes colleges could make to change their graduation rate and it gives examples of colleges that are very successful at increasing their graduation rates.
College Spotlight: Emory is our spotlight for the week
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