Ed Policy Lectures by Dr. Daniel Klasik and Dr. Jason Taylor

Friday, November 17, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Free Event

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education announces the second “Policy Goes to School” lecture series. The talks – all free and open to the public – will examine areas where current academic research sheds light on policy dilemmas in education. This year’s policy lecture series will explore Issues in Higher Education. The first lectures of the series, hosted by Michael Gottfried and the Department of Education, will be held on Friday, November 17 from 12 pm – 1 pm in the Dean’s Boardroom in the Education Building.

Dr. Daniel Klasik will be presenting his paper “Not Everyone Wants to Go to Stanford: Geographic Variation in Where Students Apply to College.” In his presentation, Dr. Klasik will share his work using social network analysis and data on where students apply to college to describe how student’s preferences for where they consider enrolling in college varies based on where in the country the live, suggesting that a one-size-fits-all approach may not work for scholars and policy makers looking to give students advice on where to enroll in college.

Dr. Jason Taylor will be presenting his paper “Delivering the Promise: Assessing the Salt Lake Community College Promise Program.” The SLCC Promise program is a last-dollar free college program launched in 2016, and this presentation will share preliminary outcomes of its effect on student success.