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DQP 2.0

DQP draft version 2.0

Field tests of the Degree Qualifications Profile at more than 400 colleges have informed DQP version 2.0. Lumina is now accepting feedback on this improved draft. Leave feedback now »

Speech | Holiday McKiernan

Positioning Higher Education To Ensure It Meets Increasing Demands

Lumina’s Chief of Staff and General Counsel Holiday McKiernan spoke to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on the role of the DQP and regional accreditors on ensuring quality learning outcomes in higher education. More »

Speech | Jamie Merisotis

Taking Learning to the Next Level: Independent Institutions and the DQP

With nearly 300 institutions in more than 40 states investigating the Degree Qualifications Profile, the implementation of faculty-driven system redesign around learning outcomes is becoming a reality. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis delivers the opening keynote to kick off this important national conversation at the third and final meeting of the DQP Consortium. More »

Interview | Jamie Merisotis

Merisotis with Dr. Ochoa at Cal State Monterey Bay Speaker Series

Jamie Merisotis joins Cal State Monterey Bay President Eduardo Ochoa as part of his President’s Speaker Series. Watch the full 90 minute discussion including Q&A which focuses on quality learning models, the Degree Qualifications Profile and other innovations in higher education. More »

Blog | Jamie Merisotis

Competency-Based Learning: A Big Deal, But Not Because of the Feds

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis blogs in today’s Huffington Post on advancing competency-based learning models. More »

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Degree Qualifications Profile Corner

Here you will find a variety of information and resources for institutions working with the DQP and those interested in becoming involved with or learning from other institutions’ work. NILOA is working with Lumina Foundation for Education to better understand the utility of the DQP as a framework for assessing and advancing student learning. More »


Reclaiming the American Dream

This publication, from the American Association of Community Colleges, outlines a policy agenda to improve student success and institutional accountability of community colleges. Among the report’s recommendations: Incorporating incentives for student performance and progress into student financial aid programs at the federal, state, and local levels and implementing the Degree Qualifications Profile to ensure credentials earned represent real knowledge and skills. More »