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Report | Lumina-supported

Cracking the Credit Hour

The credit hour—the standard unit of measurement for higher education—tells us very little about what students actually learn. A new report funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation advocates a shift in federal policy away from the old standard to better prepare college graduates for success beyond college. More »

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Difficult Dialogues, Rewarding Solutions

This monograph represents a slice of what we heard during conversations held with higher education stakeholders in the 12 states of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) as part of our “Difficult Dialogues” initiative. With the support of Lumina Foundation for Education, nearly 350 individuals participated in a series of “diffi cult dialogues” addressing one of the most critical challenges facing our nation—the need to produce millions of additional college graduates in order to meet workforce needs and remain economically competitive in the midst of one of the most challenging fiscal environments our nation has ever seen. More »

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Insight

Simplifying Student Aid: What it Would Mean for States

According to this College Board study that examined whether simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid might affect student eligibility for state need-based grant programs, little change would result in the way federal and state grants are awarded and the general integrity of aid programs would be kept intact. More »

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Accountability

Accountability in Higher Education: The Performance Management Process

The City University of New York is working to create a results-oriented campus culture that focuses on improving student success and raising academic quality. This brief describes CUNY’s performance management process, how the effort links planning and goal setting by the university and its colleges and professional schools, measures annual progress toward those goals, and uses incentive funds to reward outstanding performance. More »

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Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners: The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance

Teaching Adolescents To Become Learners summarizes the research on five categories of noncognitive factors that are related to academic performance: academic behaviors, academic perseverance, academic mindsets, learning strategies and social skills, and proposes a framework for thinking about how these More »

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Insight

Black Male Student Success in Higher Education

Studies that emphasize the troubled educational status of Black males yield few solutions for improvement, contends this report from the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education. The report counterbalances deficit information with views from Black males who’ve overcome odds to successfully navigate to and through higher education. More »

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Policy

College Productivity’s Tracking Momentum: December 2011

The latest edition of College Productivity’s Tracking Momentum newsletter reports on the progress of states to implement higher education funding models that reward institutions based on performance outcomes such as student learning and degree completion. More »

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