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Official Launch Of Degree Qualifications Profile Aims For Widespread Use Of Learning-outcomes Framework

Lumina Foundation today joined expert authors, reviewers and faculty to officially launch the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP). Nearly five years in the making, the DQP is a framework that clearly defines the learning that college degrees should signify at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. In short, it is a baseline set of reference points for what students should know and be able to do to earn their degrees. More »

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Challenge winner announced at Higher Education Forum 2014

Diana Cobbe was selected as winner of The Economist-Lumina Foundation innovation challenge Bridge the Gap Between the Workforce & Higher Education for her solution, OnCampus, a mobile app and gamified social learning platform that rewards students for building skills valued by employers. More »

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Five Education Trends to Watch as Mid-term Elections Approach; The View Many Candidates Have of College Is Totally Outdated

As the 2014 mid-term elections approach, the view many candidates have of higher education in America is outdated. Some of the old buildings remain from when they were in school, but who college serves now and how it’s delivered has changed dramatically. And those changes require a new way of thinking from our federal and state policymakers. More »

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