Interview 138: Andre Philips in "Understanding University of Wisconsin-Madison"
Interview 137: Karen Kristof on “Leaving US News and World Report”
Karen Kristof, a veteran of over 30 years of admissions at five colleges returns to the podcast for the second time in the last 8 months. Karen is the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions at Colorado College
Mark gives a summary of Scott Jaschik’s article written in Inside Higher Ed entitled, Why Aren’t More Colleges Following Colorado College and RISD
The article discusses Colorado College’s decision to drop out of the undergraduate US News and World Rankings
Karen tells us what the pros and cons are of withdrawing from USNWR.
Karen shares the process that went into making the decision to drop out of USNWR college rankings
Karen shares the roll the President played in the decision to no longer report data to USNWR
Karen shares the complexity of the decision. One question she broaches is, do they drop out of all of the rankings or just USNWR
Karen speculates whether applications to CC will go down if USNWR drops them in the upcoming rankings magazine.
Karen discusses the gap between men and women that exists at most Liberal Arts Colleges