How to make your own personalized college blueprint
When you think about college, you might imagine a small group of people working together to educate and train a new generation of leaders.
But the reality is that there’s a lot more going on than just a bunch of people, says University of Michigan law professor Jonathan Turley.
It’s a vast organization that’s trying to make the world a better place.
The College for All is the culmination of a yearlong collaboration between Turley, the Center for Global Development and the Center on Education Policy, and their partners.
The Center on Global Development has a partnership with the Center, a nonprofit organization, to create a new blueprint for the nation’s colleges and universities.
The goal of the college blueprint is to put a greater focus on the students who will eventually graduate, Turley says.
For this college blueprint, Turly and his colleagues created a website that offers a wealth of information for students and their parents.
The blueprint is designed to make it easy for parents to access and customize their college information and plans, with guidance on how to create their own personalized plans, says Turley in an interview.
The site includes information about which schools offer the most affordable tuition, where to study and what to study for.
“The goal of this college was to make that information easy for students to navigate,” Turley said.
“They don’t need to be experts in all of this, they just need to know the facts.”
The goal is to create more personalized college plans, to give students the tools they need to better prepare for the challenges ahead, he says.
“What we’ve seen in our own experience is that the most effective college blueprint really works best when it’s tailored to students’ needs, their goals, their desires, their aspirations, and that really is what this college is about.”
To help students understand the college plan, Turry and his co-authors designed a webinar called “What’s Your College Plan?”
The webinar focused on how parents can create their college plans.
“We want to help students think about how to make their college plan the best possible for them,” he says, adding that parents can also ask questions to get answers about the college plans that are best for them.
In addition to parents, students can visit the website to create personalized college college plans from the data on the blueprint.
“If they’ve ever been frustrated with their college, they’ll see that there are a lot of different colleges out there,” Turry says.
Students can also use the webinar to review their college options.
“I’m trying to get parents to start looking at their options, because if they’re looking at colleges that are only $50,000, that’s a really bad idea,” Turly says.
He also hopes the blueprint will help parents make a better choice.
“For some parents, they’ve just been stuck on the idea of a school that’s only $30,000,” he said.
For parents with college savings, they’re hoping to save money and improve their lives.
“Some of these colleges are going to be really good schools, some of them are going have really high debt, some are going be really bad schools,” he explains.
“And we’ve got a lot to learn from that.”