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College Lists 2.0 (2009 NACAC)


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College Lists 2.0 (2009 NACAC)

  1. 1. College Lists 2.0 Moderators: Scott White, Montclair High School Shelley Krause, Rutgers Preparatory School Panelists: Elise Miller, National Center for Education Statistics Robert Morse, U.S. News & World Report Lloyd Thacker, Education Conservancy Cigus Vanni, Cherry Hill West
  2. 2. An ocean of information
  3. 3. FILTERING is key <ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>makes a  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BIG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DIFFERENCE </li></ul></ul>CONNECTING is critical
  4. 4. Blog: a record of a learning journey What's on your mind?
  5. 5. Wiki: a shared space where people can collaborate
  6. 6. And you all know about databases! <ul><li>Books are great. </li></ul><ul><li>Especially if they are indexed. </li></ul><ul><li>But tables and databases are </li></ul><ul><li>searchable, sortable, updatable. </li></ul><ul><li>(Or at least they should be.) </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>College Board - Marine Biology - 93 results </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Navigator - Marine Biology - 86 results </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>IPEDS - degree completion statistics </li></ul>
  10. 12. College Navigator <ul><li>Currently available info: </li></ul><ul><li>Programs offered </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees awarded </li></ul><ul><li>Retention rates </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation rates </li></ul><ul><li>Price of attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Aid availability </li></ul><ul><li>Campus safety </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul>
  11. 13. Looking Ahead <ul><li>2009: </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer information items </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-year tuition calculator </li></ul><ul><li>State spending chart </li></ul><ul><li>2010: </li></ul><ul><li>3 yrs of average net price </li></ul><ul><li>1 yr of average net price disaggregated by income </li></ul><ul><li>2011: </li></ul><ul><li>College Affordability Lists </li></ul>
  12. 16. Why do we do what we do?
  13. 17. <ul><li>Do we agree that tools serve </li></ul><ul><li>questions derived from values? </li></ul><ul><li>As educators, what are the values and questions such powerful tools – now in all of our hands – demand from us? </li></ul><ul><li>What is our VQ </li></ul><ul><li>(values and questions) coefficient? </li></ul>
  14. 18. Transparency & Voluntary Accountability… value-added? VSA = 329 public colleges/universities U-Can = nearly 800 private institutions
  15. 19. <ul><li>NACAC’s Knowledge Center </li></ul><ul><li>NACAC’s listserv </li></ul><ul><li>check out the College Lists wiki </li></ul><ul><li>read/subscribe to some helpful blogs </li></ul><ul><li>(or start one!) </li></ul><ul><li>“ The genius is in the conversation…” </li></ul>
  16. 20. So let’s continue the conversation... these slides available on NACAC’s site, as well as on Slideshare, tagged &quot;NACAC09&quot; <ul><li>Moderators </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Scott White </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Shelley Krause </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] .org </li></ul><ul><li>@butwait on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>http: //relaxnoreally . blogspot .com </li></ul>Panelists Elise Miller [email_address] Robert Morse [email_address] http://www. usnews . com/blogs/college-rankings-blog/ Lloyd Thacker [email_address] Cigus Vanni [email_address]
  17. 21. Resources Mentioned <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 22. Image Credits all images used via a share-and-share-alike Creative Commons license, or with explicit permission <ul><li>Slide 2: (fishermen) </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3: (red collander) </li></ul><ul><li> (old fashioned phone) </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 4: (question notebook) </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 5: (soccer teamwork) </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 7: graphic generated by http://www. wordle .net/ with text from the College Lists wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 10: graphic generated by with input from White & Krause </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 14: (back-lit figures stretching) </li></ul>