Current Trends/Future Issues Committee

Mission Statement

The Committee on Current Trends and Future Issues (CTFI) annually reviews trends in counseling, college admission and enrollment management.  The Committee makes recommendations for programs and services that educate and inform members and other college admission counselors about professional issues and trends.

Chair: Ann Marie Strauss, Garrison Forest School (MD)

Committee Members: 

  • Laura Baxter, Key School (MD)
  • Theresa Bedoya, Maryland Institute College of Art (MD)

  • Gardner Humphreys, George C. Marshall High School (VA)

  • Fatmata Koroma, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Crys Latham, The Washington Latin Public Charter School (DC)

  • Rachel Loving, Maggie Walker Governor's School (VA)

  • Joshua Lowe, Old Dominion University (VA)

Resources and Readings

Our committee will periodically post links to articles and resources related to college admission and/or guidance.  Even if we don’t all agree with these articles, we hope they will be thought-provoking and spark a discussion among our members.  Have an article you’d like to add?  Email a link to or


2016-17 Articles

The College Application Process

The Common Application Announces 2017-2018 Essay Prompts

Five Things to Know About Account Rollover


The Current and Future of Testing

University of Delaware to make SAT optional 

What your child needs to know before taking the SAT and ACT


College Costs

Prior-Prior Year Income Data for the FAFSA

FAFSA Completion by High School

3 Charts That Show Just How Dire The Student Debt Crisis Has Become


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Race on Campus

Majoring in Diversity - Hamilton College's New Mandatory Diversity Initiative


In College and Beyond

6 Classes I Would Force Every College Student To Take

For What Kind of Future Work Are We Educating Our Kids

For Undergrads, Peers Play Key Role in Degree Attainment

LinkedIn's CEO Wants to Revolutionize the Global Workforce By Matching All Jobs With Skilled Workers

How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education

Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?

Career Coaching for the Playdate Generation


Mental Health

Stretched to Capacity-What campus counseling centers are doing to meet rising demand

Starting the Conversation - College and Your Mental Health


Outside Reading

Educating an Original Thinker

Eleven Signs a City Will Succeed

Why Cloudy Days Help Us Think More Clearly



Undocumented Students’ Fears Escalate After a DACA Recipient’s Arrest

Trump's Education Plan: School Choice for 'Every Single Inner City Child in America'

President-Elect Trump's Education Vision

The Bathroom Bill-North Carolina's House Bill 2 requires schools and public businesses to have single sex bathrooms based on biological sex only.


Archive of Previous CTFI Articles

NACAC Current Trends and Future Issues Committee

For more information on what the national committee is doing, click HERE.

We Want to Hear from You!

Have an issue?  Seeing a trend?  Let us know!  Email