Defining quality in higher education with the DQP

Jamie Merisotis talks about the importance of quality in American higher education, and how the Degree Qualifications Profile can help institutions define it. More »

Speech | Jamie Merisotis

Rethinking Accreditation for the 21st Century: The Learning/Quality Imperative

In today’s world of intense global competition, where employers are demanding higher-skilled workers … where students and families are seeking more clarity and assurance about academic programs, “the actual outcomes of higher education are what matter” said Lumina President Jamie Merisotis to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He encouraged an embrace of the quality movement in higher education and asked SACS members to advocate for higher education, champion increased productivity, and help shape the Degree Qualifications Profile to help restore public trust in higher education and move the needle on Goal 2025. More »

Speech | Jamie Merisotis

Broader, Deeper, Better: The Essential Building Blocks of College Preparation on the Pathway to College Success

The nation’s economic and social success depends on our ability to make all students college-ready. Jamie Merisotis encouraged members of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact to holistically prepare 21st century students for college by emphasizing the academic, financial and social needs of students in equal measure. More »

Speech by Jamie Merisotis

Like Ripples in a Pond: The Economic and Social Benefits of Increasing College Attainment

The days living in the middle class with only a high school diploma are gone. But the benefits of college-level education go far beyond mere financial security. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis told the “Bennett Belles” of Bennett College for Women, that the educational experience they are receiving is a valuable gift. Read his full speech where he details the many ways higher education enriches students and our society. More »

Speech by Jamie Merisotis

The Difference Makers: Adult Students and Achieving Goal 2025

The adult student population is becoming an increasingly important area for higher education and the entire nation. Hear why Lumina President Jamie Merisotis believes it is critical to the health of the national economy and for the stability and security of the nation in his speech to the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. More »

Speech | Maine Symposium on Higher Education

Linking College Success and Economic Prosperity in Maine

Employers, educators and civic leaders understand the huge payoffs that come from a well-educated, innovative and productive workforce. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis provides actionable steps for increasing the number of college graduates in a Maine address. Read his full remarks »

Keynote speech

Cutting the Trust Deficit and Investing in College Success

The reservoir of public trust for higher education is deep, it certainly isn’t bottomless, according to Lumina President Jamie Merisotis. He spoke to the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities on public trust in higher education, and suggested four ways to curb the deficit of confidence in public learning institutions. Read his full remarks »

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