The Ultimate College Stress Test

Heading into 2020, various market stresses already threatened the viability of some of America’s colleges and universities. Then came COVID-19! Amy and Mike invited consultant and author Susan Baldridge to explain the implications of the ultimate college stress test.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. How does a stress test work, and what should it reveal?
  2. What tend to be the greatest predictors that an institution might close?
  3. How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted the survival of colleges?
  4. Which institutions are most at risk of closing and why?
  5. Which students may be most disadvantaged by school closings?

MEET OUR GUEST

Susan Baldridge is a strategic consultant working with educational institutions to develop strategy and execute change. She is also the co-author – along with Robert Zemsky and Susan Shaman – of the recently published book, “The College Stress Test: Tracking Institutional Futures across a Crowded Market.” The book provides an analysis of the market stresses that threaten the viability of some of America’s colleges and universities while delivering a method to help individual institutions evaluate the level and source of their own risk. In addition to her consulting work, Susan is a long-time faculty member in psychology and the former provost at Middlebury College.

Find Susan at www.susanbaldridge.com or susan@susanbaldridge.com.

LINKS

The College Stress Test: Tracking Institutional Futures across a Crowded Market
College Financial Health tracker

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