More HBCU Gladwell Effect
Have you seen a ranking of colleges and universities that looks like this?
Malcolm Gladwell visited Dillard last year. He did a 2-part podcast on rankings, the second was all about Dillard.
A historically Black university in New Orleans is beloved by everyone - except the US News best colleges rankings. We…
And he discussed his ideas with all types of media outlets. His interview with The Breakfast Club was exceptional. You can catch it here:
All kinds of folks listen to the podcast. Just 2 weeks ago while in Baltimore for NASPA a colleague who saw me as I checked into the hotel mentioned the episode. We still get occasional checks from people inspired by the podcast and who want to support us.
(Keep those checks coming!)
Best Colleges and Universities by Academic Stewardship | Academic Influence
What are the best colleges and universities if, instead of rewarding waste and extravagance, we reward schools for…
Well it seems others were inspired as well. The folks at Academic Influence decided to do their own rankings taking into account some of Gladwell’s long standing criticisms.
Once they did their own ranking, this is what they found:
A number of blogs picked up the story, but it hasn’t become mainstream news yet. Here are some of the stories, but share this widely because it quantifies part of the HBCU narrative.
High marks for HBCUs: The 50 colleges that are the best academic stewards for students |
A No. 16 ranking among peers might be great, even if that No. 60 ranking isn't so hot. One way or another, colleges and…
Academic Stewardship: A New Ranking Of College And University Effectiveness
AcademicInfluence.com, an up-and-coming college rankings company, in response to a challenge to traditional college…
Historically Black Colleges/Universities Crush School Rankings
According to a new metric that rewards per-dollar effectiveness as opposed to the benefits of lavish endowments, they…