Many of the same issues that defined the accountability and assessment movement of the 1980s still exist today, according to this report, from the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. It offers insight on what institutions should do to productively More »
States, Schools, and Colleges: Policies to Improve Student Readiness for College and Strengthen Coordination Between Schools and Colleges
Many states have developed P-16 councils, but most do not move beyond the initial stages of dialogue to build effective statewide college-readiness initiatives. This publictaion, from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, outlines specific elements and actions More »
Exploring the Landscape: What Institutional Websites Reveal About Student Learning Outcome Assessment Activities
Information about student and institutional performance needs to be more transparent and readily available to the public and policymakers, concludes this report from the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. The study calls on institutions to prominently post student learning More »
A record number of Americans now say a college education is necessary for success in the workplace and the vast majority say costs should not prevent qualified students from attending. But more than half say college prices are rising faster More »
This report, by the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, examines the U.S. education system and makes recommendations designed to assist the nation and states with renewing schools. According to the commission, “The core problem is that More »
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In this podcast, Lumina’s Dewayne Matthews, vice president for policy and strategy, and Kiko Suarez, senior vice president of external affairs for Lumina, discuss building public will and creating conditions for change that will result in dramatic increases in higher More »
Lumina defines high-quality credentials as those having well-defined and transparent learning outcomes that provide clear pathways to further education and employment. Hear more from Lumina’s vice president for policy and strategy at a National Press Club panel discussion, sponsored by More »
California’s shortage of college graduates potentially could be narrowed through more standardized and statewide approaches to transfer, says a study from the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy. This publication suggests reducing unnecessary credits students take on their path More »
College costs are rising and rates of degree attainment are falling. This issue of “Lumina Foundation Focus” examines four innovative programs to help more students succeed in higher education.