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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

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

June 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

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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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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