Kent Barnds '92 was quoted in a February 14 Inside Higher Ed article on Obama's new College Scorecard.
From Inside Higher Ed:
“It takes a very narrow focus on the whole idea of how one chooses a college and what one should consider,” said W. Kent Barnds, vice president for enrollment, communications and planning at Augustana College, in Illinois. “The criteria the scorecards rank colleges on, it dismisses some of the reasons students go to college in the first place, some of the reasons we exist.”
At a time when several groups are trying to rally support behind the idea that there is more to a college education than short-term postgraduate employment, the scorecard presents another challenge to that effort and potentially an implicit endorsement that such components do not matter.