Defining Your Student's Objectives
Hello, Moore College Data subscribers, and welcome to the blog.
We decided to move our Viz of the Week to a blog format. Every post will bring you a new data visualization, and sometimes we'll chime in with commentary.
Here we go!
Defining Objectives--A Tool for Your Student
Central to the mission of Moore College Data is redefining "fit" in tangible terms. For a school to be on your student's list, it should pass three tests:
Is it affordable?
Is the student admissible?
Does the college appeal to the student?
The last post tackled affordability, and the next one will cover admissibility. For today, I'm discussing appeal and sharing a related Viz.
What does your student want and need from a college? They have the right and responsibility to know what they are looking for, even if their objectives evolve over time. Starting that conversation can be a matter of paralysis by analysis. Where do you even start?
Early in my independent counseling practice, I discovered a free tool available on the website of esteemed college advisor Steve Antonoff; it's a survey which helps students turn their focus on their own wants and needs--beyond what their peers are telling them. Almost all of my students completed that survey for me and I recommend It to you and your students, too. You can find It here: Antonoff's College Quality Inventory
Once the student knows what they want, diving into the data becomes less overwhelming and a lot more interesting. At Moore College Data, we quantify everything we can for them.
This week's Viz taps into a value shared by most students - diversity.
Click around the Diversity Dashboard visualization and compare colleges from the dropdown box.
Does anything surprise you? Does anything confuse you? We'd love to hear from you - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org