The Longest Now


College Reforms: Advising: Career, Academic, Spiritual, Other
Monday October 20th 2003, 8:41 pm
Filed under: metrics

There are few good metrics for how well-developed one’s academic, physical, spiritual, or career plans are. At least, according to university educators at large, and those at Harvard in particular.

On the other hand, career and life counselors the world over have developed their own idiosyncratic collections of metrics, many quite elaborate and detailed. Some may be better than others, but all are better than none — and most are better than that lone career-office standby, the Myers-Briggs test.

Let’s take a look at how Harvard counsels its undergraduates in various facets of life… [read more]


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Let’s hope that bad/not-yet-updated links on college sites don’t mirror the quality of the counseling.

(I wanted to post this on your story directly, but the Comment on This Page link wouldn’t work for me. Feel free to move this comment as appropriate.)

Comment by j 10.21.03 @ 7:34 pm

We-lllll, not quite. But it does mirror the lack of unity among the multifarious glorious resource-centers. Something like the lack of total-quality-care at a big hospital like MGH, where one patient may see four different doctors who don’t talk to one another.

Comment by Anonymous 10.21.03 @ 10:49 pm



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