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Lumina Issue Papers

Lumina launches new issue paper series with reports on college costs and prices

New papers by Nate Johnson provide postsecondary analytics on college costs. More »

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Lumina leadership

Lumina Foundation announces vice president for policy and mobilization

Lumina Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danette Howard as vice president for policy and mobilization. More »

Lumina hosts events at SXSWedu 2014

Lumina Foundation was proud to sponsor this year’s SXSWedu, a global education conference in Austin, Texas. The 4-day event brought together K–12 and higher education professionals, business leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and legislators to connect, collaborate and create change in education. More »

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News release

Today’s business leaders say, “It’s what you know, not where you go” when making hiring decisions, new study shows

An overwhelming majority of business leaders say that even as demand for workers with degrees and other credentials is rising when it comes to making hiring decisions, a candidate’s knowledge and skills far outweigh where that candidate went to college or their major, according to new data released today. More »

Speech | Jamie Merisotis

Toward Learner-Centered Higher Education: Why Faculty-Led Assessment is the Key

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis talks to assessment experts at the National Assessment Conference in Texas about the need to replace the outdated quality standards of seat time and institutional reputation with what really counts: specific learning outcomes. More »

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Speech | Jamie Merisotis

The boat is rocking … so set a new course

Oregon higher education has witnessed more policy changes in the last year than it has in the past 50. State universities are achieving more autonomy and state budgeting is becoming more focused on strategic investment and integrated funding for universities, community colleges, and need-based student aid. Lumina president Jamie Merisotis outlines five key strategies to help navigate this new landscape. More »

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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 »

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