Do We Need New Metrics in College Admissions?

Chronicle of Higher Education by James Jump

“Education thought-leaders have argued that today’s college graduates will need creativity, collaboration, empathy, technological savvy, and a global perspective to succeed. How are colleges incorporating those skills into their curricula and into their admissions processes? Several years ago at a counselor’s breakfast with admissions officers from Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Penn, and Georgetown, I asked what discussion about 21st-century skills was taking place on their campuses and in their offices. The answer was “none.”