For this episode of The Innovation Engine, we talk innovation and the evolution of the Common Application, a nonprofit membership organization composed of more than 800 colleges and universities around the country and around the world with a common mission of promoting access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process.
Among the topics we discuss are how the Common App has transformed itself for the digital age, how they prepare to handle a seasonal rush that leads to massive spikes of usage and traffic, and what happens behind the scenes over the course of a year for a company that winds up having just one big release every year.
Jenny Rickard, the CEO of the Common Application, joins us to talk those topics and more, including what she sees for the future of the Common App and how the various constituencies in their orbit have a hand in influencing that future. Jenny has been the CEO of the Common Application for the last two years and her experience includes each area of the college enrollment management process, including admissions, marketing communications, technology, and financial aid.
You can tune in to the full episode of the podcast via the SoundCloud embed below.
How is the Common App promoting access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process?
Reinventing the Common App for the digital age.
What about the future? Is there something on the horizon in terms of how education is going to change, or how Common App is going to be able to assist with accessibility?
Since 2014, 3Pillar has published The Innovation Engine, a podcast that sees a wide range of innovation experts come on to discuss topics that include technology, leadership, and company culture. You can download and subscribe to The Innovation Engine on iTunes. You can also tune in via the podcast’s home on Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or SoundCloud to listen online, via Android or iOS, or on any device supporting a mobile browser.