On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis testified before committee members to help examine the causes of rising college tuition and to discuss innovative ways some institutions are lowering costs. Merisotis emphasized the need to change our graduation standard from a system based on time to a system based on actual student learning. Read his full written testimony »
Not everyone buys into the idea of “American exceptionalism,” but I do. Admittedly, my definition probably differs from what seems to be the popular notion of that term. Being exceptional doesn’t mean you’re always right … or above criticism … or absolved from the rules of justice and compassion and tolerance that define a civil society. More »
Latinos are the fastest-growing student population in America, and a new effort is now focused on leveraging the critical connection between their educational attainment and the future of our national economy. Lumina Foundation is launching a collaborative partnership to strengthen ventures in key metropolitan areas that show promise in improving the postsecondary attainment of Latino students. More »
Latinos are the fastest-growing student population in America and a new effort is now focused on leveraging the critical connection between their educational attainment and the future of our national economy. Lumina Foundation launches a collaborative partnership designed to strengthen More »
Lumina’s Vice President for Program Development, Jim Applegate told academic advisers their work is more important than ever. He spoke at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)’s annual conference in Denver on the crucial need to increase opportunities for our nation’s 21st century students. More »
With all of the recent talk about budget deficits and trade deficits, the deficit I’m most worried about is our national deficit of trust. Just look at the historically low levels of public trust in our political leaders or the growing distrust in corporate integrity reflected in the “Occupy Wall Street” protests.
Employers, educators and civic leaders understand the huge payoffs that come from a well-educated, innovative and productive workforce. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis provides actionable steps for increasing the number of college graduates in a Maine address. Read his full remarks »