February 24, 2014
This College Asks Alumni to Choose Their Own Way to Define Its Value
Michael DiVito, Eugene Lang College
Colleges ask graduating seniors if they’ve landed jobs. They survey alumni to gauge satisfaction. But the notion of former students defining in their own words the value of their education runs counter to the current discussion of whether college is worth it.
Yet that’s the approach Eugene Lang College, the undergraduate liberal-arts college of the New School, took in sending free-response questionnaires to its alumni. The idea—digging into their experiences using