What postsecondary certifications make real economic change and how can we quantify their impact? Solutions wanted.

Lumina Foundation issues a $10,000 Ideation Challenge soliciting novel concepts in quantifying the impact of certificates using non-traditional data sources. Join InnoCentive as a solver to submit a solution. More »

DQP 2.0

DQP draft version 2.0 open for public comment until March 15

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 »

Video | full event

FAFSA Completion Pilot Project

More than 300 K-12 leaders from 31 states convened in Indianapolis this month to kick off the FAFSA Completion Pilot Project Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored the effort. It includes 87 school districts More »

Speech | Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Postsecondary Education: The Case for Systemic Change

Rigorous and relevant higher education is key to distinguishing Minnesota as the “skilled workforce state,” says Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation president and CEO. “The Minnesota Chamber’s overall effort is right on target”, he said, “Addressing the challenge of producing a better skilled workforce will require all of the key players to work more closely together than they ever have before.” Merisotis delivered the keynote speech at the Minnesota Chamber’s workforce summit, “How to Make Minnesota the Skilled Workforce State.” Read more »

Video | Aspen Ideas Festival

College matters: Merisotis emphasizes the importance of post high school credentials at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Andrea Mitchell from NBC News sat down at the Aspen Ideas Festival with Lumina President/CEO Jamie Merisotis and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron to explore college-going options for today’s students. Watch the full session | 66 minutes »


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