The Weightlist Podcast

Episode 11 – Attributing Success in a Complex Recruitment Environment

Now that May 1 has come and gone, how are enrollment planners assessing the effectiveness of their recruitment across a variety of related and interlocking…

Episode 10 – Open Data as Wide as the Sky with Tim McKay

Given the breadth of new data that is generated by the modern university what does the future of higher education look like if it were…

The Weightlist Podcast Episode 9 – Agile Enrollment Featuring Eric Shriner

In 2001, a group of computer scientists gathered at a resort to collectively rethink the methods that had dominated software development projects for decades. This…

Episode 8 – Experiments in Enrollment Management with Eric Maguire

The enrollment management field isn’t well known for experimental design but Eric Maguire as Franklin and Marshall College’s Vice President & Dean of Admission &…

Episode 7 – Driving in the Rear View: Predicting Success in New Student Markets

How do you recruit in new markets using predictive models that are built on your enrollment history? If you have never enrolled a student from…

The Weightlist Podcast Episode 6 – Interview with George Kirkland Co-Founder of Raise.me

What happens when a young start-up rethinks the decades old practice of a lump sum approach to awarding financial aid? On The Weightlist this week…

Episode 5 – Five Ways Enrollment Predictions are Putting Colleges Out of Business

Enrollment management, at its core, is a prediction business. Annually, thousands of admissions officers polish off the crystal ball and project what the enrollment future…

Episode 4 – Interview with Zain Khandwala Part 2

Could an algorithm ever do the job of an admissions officer? How do you build a data-driven analytic culture? How can universities best utilize analytics…

Episode 3 – Interview with Zain Khandwala Part 1

What does the hype cycle and trough of disillusionment look like in the higher education data space? Have we been here before? Data Science, informatics,…

Episode 2 – The End of Enrollment Theory?

How do we understand complex enrollment problems in the age of the petabyte? Thom and Brad discuss what enrollment management could learn from Big Data…