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Focus magazine | Fall 2012

Associate degrees and high-quality certificates help America retool for the changing economy

Sub-baccalaureate degrees, certificates are paying off for students and employers. Read online now »

Speech | Presidents’ Forum annual meeting

Why Higher Education System Redesign—and the Credentialing Framework that Supports It—Matters

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis delivered the opening keynote speech at the 9th Annual President’s Forum, “Debt and Disillusionment: Extending the Economic Advantages of Online Learning.” He emphasized the importance of serving more students through a new system of credentials that assures that high-quality learning is recognized and rewarded. He said, “the shift to a learning-based, flexible, stackable credentialing system has been little more than an intriguing idea for a long time. But it is now an idea whose time has come.” Read more »
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21st Century Student Series

Students Rising

With a targeted, collective voice, we know that students can actively move the needle toward the Big Goal. In November, we hosted a two-day workshop for more than 40 students and student advocates with the goal of developing a student-centered education platform.
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Access and Success Series

Meeting Your State’s Potential: The Role of Student Information Web Portals in Increasing Student Success

The Internet has emerged as one of the academy’s best and most important tools for engaging and recruiting students. Colleges and universities have invested millions of dollars and person-hours into making their websites appealing and helpful for potential and current students. In the past decade these sites have provided increased access accurate and timely information students and their parents need to get to and through that particular college. More »