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?
- How does a stress test work, and what should it reveal?
- What tend to be the greatest predictors that an institution might close?
- How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted the survival of colleges?
- Which institutions are most at risk of closing and why?
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST
Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.