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A Game-changing Solution to a Serious Credentialing Problem: Right Signals Initiative

March 23, 2017

Twenty community colleges are testing a framework for making their credentials more transparent as part of the Right Signals initiative. Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Holly Zanville discusses three important takeaways about the framework from a meeting of Community College presidents engaged in early trials.

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Foundations work to close higher education gap through associate’s degree-attainment effort

July 07, 2015

Six major foundations today announced results from a joint initiative to increase postsecondary attainment by easing the path to completing associate’s degrees. Over its 15-month duration, the program, Credit When It’s Due, enabled 7,000 students from 11 states to secure associate’s degrees –helping to reduce the sizable ranks of Americans with some college but no degree.

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Diverse Group Of National Organizations Launches Dialogue Aimed At Transforming America's System Of Postsecondary Credentials

June 11, 2015

Lumina Foundation today released a thought piece, called “Connecting Credentials: A Beta Credentials Framework,” designed to frame the meaning of various credentials in terms of the knowledge and skills that recipients of each credential should have.

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Media conference call announcing Credentials Framework

June 11, 2015

Media conference call for questions prior to the release of the Credentials Framework. A recording of the call is available.

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DQP launch event videos

Oct 08, 2014

On Oct. 8, Lumina hosted a panel discussion The Degree Qualifications Profile and Tuning: Call for Action, Conversation about Next Steps. Video of the full event is available.

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Degree Qualifications Profile released for large-scale implementation

Oct 08, 2014

Nearly five years in the making, the DQP is a framework that clearly defines the learning that college degrees should signify at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.

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The DQP and Tuning: Transformative Tools for Reshaping the System of Postsecondary Learning

Oct 08, 2014

Thank you, and good morning. I want to add my own words of welcome to those that Dewayne Matthews has already offered. All of us at Lumina are very grateful for your presence here today ― and for the spirit of partnership that we already share with so many of you. I’m also pleased that so many of you are tuning in to our live webcast. Truly, whether virtual or actual, this gathering is a circle of friends—colleagues and collaborators who have been part of our journey beginning in 2009. We have a shared commitment to student success and to enhanced educational quality.

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

Feb 18, 2014

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.

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Taking Learning to the Next Level: Independent Institutions and the DQP

Aug 01, 2013

With nearly 300 institutions in more than 40 states investigating the Degree Qualifications Profile, the implementation of faculty-driven system redesign around learning outcomes is becoming a reality. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis delivers the opening keynote to kick off this important national conversation at the third and final meeting of the DQP Consortium.

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Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
June 19, 2017

A Stronger Nation 2017 report uses Census data to track progress in degree attainment at several levels – nationally, in metropolitan areas, in all 50 states, and down to the county level. It also contains national data and state-specific estimates that show attainment of high-quality postsecondary certificates.