First, the college is small and a liberal arts college. Currently, our social work program is located within the College of Liberal Arts. This college is comprised of individuals that are unafraid to think outside of the box. This is why I was interested in highlighting this topic.
Goucher College has decided to refrain from the traditional manner to apply for Higher Education. Therefore, they have created an Out of the box step". This step consists of learners apply to their school through video submissions. This college landed on this decision after conducting a several focus groups and listening to the learner voices. Basically, they took into account the stress and anxiety that is experienced while applying to college.
There are several individuals that are sending criticism towards Goucher College, I admire their willingness to listen to the voices of learners. Sometimes trying new strategies will override tradition.
It is very interesting to see how social media has shown up in the admissions department of a college. This is very exciting, like anything it will have pro's and con's. But, I am looking forward to following this college and learning about the pro's of their new admissions process.