Issue paper

Lumina releases issue paper on Obama administration's ratings proposal

The Obama ratings system is intended to guide federal student aid to the institutions that provide the best value to students. A new issue paper by Lumina Strategy Director Julie Peller examines issues of effectiveness of consumer information, public response, and potential measures of quality in the proposed rating system. More »

InnoCentive challenge

Financial Support Models Challenge Launched

Lumina seeks a model for a new student financial support system that will enable greater participation by lowering the barriers to completing postsecondary education. More »

InnoCentive College Affordability Challenge


Live broadcast | Economist/Lumina/Innocentive

Skills Gap Challenge Live Broadcast: Thursday, October 9th 1pm Eastern

Join us for a Live Google+ Hangout on Thursday October 9th at 1pm – 2pm Eastern to hear from the Skills Gap Challenge winner along with a panel of educational disruptors on the best solutions to bridging the gap. Submit questions or comments prior to or during the live chat: #TheEIU. Join the Google Hangout at 1pm »  


Degree Qualifications Profile released for large-scale implementation

On Oct. 8, Lumina hosted a panel discussion The Degree Qualifications Profile and Tuning: Call for Action, Conversation about Next Steps. A rebroadcast of the event will be available on Fri. Oct. 10. More »

News release

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 »

News release

Lumina Foundation makes national service alliance commitment

Lumina joins other organizations to commit a total of $11M to Service Year exchange (SYx), a technology platform that will certify new Service Year positions. “We are working to reframe national service as a core component of postsecondary learning and a cost effective pathway,” said Lumina Foundation President & CEO, Jamie Merisotis. “This is a major step forward toward the nation’s goal of ensuring that 60% of Americans have a degree, certificate, or other high quality post-secondary credential by 2025.” More »

Public University Innovation Alliance

National Alliance Formed to Improve College Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation College Students; Raises $5.7 Million

The University Innovation Alliance is a newly-formed alliance of 11 top public research universities focused on helping 21st century students earn college degrees. The alliance is developing a “national playbook” of programs to benefit low-income and first-generation students. More »

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