The Weightlist Podcast

Episode 13 – Enrollment Goals and Half-Court Shots: You Cannot Have it All

Another Fall brings another set of enrollment goals to relentlessly pursue for many admissions teams across the nation. But how can data help delineate a…

Episode 12 – Following the College Access Money with Ozan Jaquette

For universities, there exists a tension in the space between living an institutional mission and funding that mission. Ozan Jaquette is an Assistant Professor at…

The Weight List 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…