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Credentials Reform: How Technology and the Changing Needs of the Workforce Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future

May 20, 2016

The shift in postsecondary credentialing and the needs of the 21st-century workforce will revolutionize higher education. Colleges and universities have vast potential to be positive agents of this change.

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How Obama's new education secretary could build a legacy in less than a year

April 05, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. has just shy of 10 months in his post before the next administration takes over. But that doesn’t mean he’s a caretaker—far from it. Indeed, Secretary King has many opportunities to have a real and lasting influence on the trajectory of education in the country. An ideal opportunity to create an outsized impact is by leveraging his position to advance higher education equity.

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Redefine what ‘college’ means

Nov 25, 2015

The US Department of Education’s recent move enabling students to use financial aid for programs not typically considered “college” landed without fanfare. But the pilot program could have a big impact on thinking about education beyond high school in New England, home to some of the best-known higher education institutions.

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Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities Within Innovation

July 22, 2015

Testimony by Lumina Foundation President & CEO Jamie Merisotis: Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities Within Innovation, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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Should College Be Free?, Aspen Ideas Fest, 2015

July 07, 2015

Competency-based education articulates what a degree should mean based around the learning rather than the number of earned credits. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis discusses affordability, equity, student debt, and new learning models in the tutorial session "Should College Be Free?" at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2015.

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Assessment the Key in the Quest for Quality

March 10, 2015

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis speaks to the assessment experts of the Association to Advance the Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) on the importance of assessing student learning to help ensure that credentials have real and lasting value. Read his opening keynote address from the International Assessment Conference in Austin, Texas.

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Ensuring Quality, Flexibility and Relevance in Postsecondary Learning

March 02, 2015

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis articulates Lumina's vision for the fundamental redesign needed in higher education to get from a system focused on institutions and based on time, to one focused on students and based on learning, at an annual symposium of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.

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Redesigning Higher Education … from the Inside Out

July 15, 2013

In a keynote speech on driving innovation in postsecondary education, Lumina President Jamie Merisotis emphasizes the importance of high-quality learning in redesigning a postsecondary education system that will fundamentally change the way students are educated.

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National Goals and Policy for Higher Education

July 10, 2013

Jamie Merisotis delivers the keynote address to the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) about the big picture of higher ed system redesign that will shift the focus from the institution to the student.

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