Good School: Community College students investigate the complexities of higher education

Good School: Community College students investigate the complexities of higher education

Good School, it’s not just a phrase. It defines who we are. It determines our future success. It determines our social network, and it determines our social mobility. Join the students of the Community College of Baltimore County as they explore the concept of a “good school” in this ongoing podcast series. Season 1 is live! Subscribe now to be notified.


March 14, 2023 17 mins

Akira Tisdale, Ian Kafes, and Sam Horn discuss the history of higher education in the U.S. and ponder where community colleges fit in to this history.

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What makes a good college professor? And what does tenure have to do with it?  Host Olivia Yates spills the tea with an adjunct professor, a tenured professor, and a nontenured professor as they uncover the realities of the faculty hierarchy in higher ed and explore how the hierarchy can affect the student experience.

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February 28, 2023 13 mins

In 1996, Dr. Richard Freeland was appointed president of Northeastern University. His main goal as president: to break into the U.S. News & World Report’s top 100 Colleges. Does a high U.S. News Ranking make a good school? Follow host, Abby Spies, as she tries to answer this question.

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February 21, 2023 25 mins

A high school student dreams of a college with dogs in the dorms but first must confront college counselors, essay coaches, and admissions officers— oh my! Featuring Eric Hoover, Senior Writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education; Christopher Wild, Associate Director of Admissions at Goucher College; and Calvin Pickett, essay coach at College Essay Guy. Hosted by Keith Anstead.

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February 14, 2023 18 mins

Life long friends, Katie and Alyssa, discuss their path to community college and why they didn’t end up at a "good school". Are they happy with the way things worked out or are they simply making the best of it? Hosted by Attia Robinson.

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Welcome to the Good School podcast! Launching February 15, 2023 from ForReal Media and the Community College of Baltimore County's New Media Collective.

Good School investigates the complexities of higher education from the perspective of community college students.

Student journalists explore the admissions process, college rankings, the faculty hierarchy, the history of higher education and more.

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