A few months ago, I attended a conference session at which a panel of admissions deans and school counselors discussed their professional reading lists. Staying informed about pertinent admissions news, topics and trends is important to me, so I enjoyed this discussion immensely. Some of the readings just seemed useful in helping us to understand our students better. If these topics are important to you as well, you might be interested in the short list below. Please know that I am not intending to favor or promote one resource over another. This is purely meant to be informational and, hopefully, helpful to #EmChat readers.
Here are some of the readings cited by the deans and counselors:
- Professional consulting web sites, journals, or blogs such as The Lawlor Review or Noel-Levitz.
- Newsletters, blogs, and issues on the NACAC web site.
- New York Times: Demystifying College Admissions and Aid: thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com.
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain.
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink
- A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, by Daniel H. Pink
- Why Does College Cost So Much?, by Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman
- An article published in September, 2011 in the New York Times Magazine called "What if the Secret to Success is Failure"?
I'd be interested to learn what some of you are reading professionally. Please share!