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

Mar 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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10 Tips on Embedding Industry and Professional Certifications in Education Programs

Feb 27, 2017

Embedding industry certifications into education programs requires a great deal of collaboration between higher education and industry, but the benefits are shared by postsecondary institutions, employers and students alike.

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

Jul 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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Media conference call announcing Credentials Framework

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

Jun 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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What does a degree mean? It’s hard to tell

Jun 01, 2015

A lack of transparency about what degrees mean in terms of learning translates to a lack of confidence in graduates’ job readiness. New tools like the DQP and LEAP initiative offer to help define college-level learning for the benefit of students, employers, communities and our future.

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Assessment the Key in the Quest for Quality

Mar 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

Mar 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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