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Conference to Share CBE Experiences, Focus on Best Practices

July 28, 2017

Join the growing network of higher education leaders and innovators at this year's CBExchange conference on competency-based education, Sept. 20-22 in Phoenix.

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Taking the Gap Year After High School as a Paid Service Year

July 18, 2017

Lumina's Holly Zanville collaborated with Jenna Dell from Service Year Alliance to create this overview of important issues related to devoting a paid service year after high school.

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The Nation's Largest Community College System Prepares for the Future

July 05, 2017

A new report from the Institute for the Future (IFTF) examines the California Community Colleges’ Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy initiative. The system is using a “solutions network" approach to transform community colleges. The network described in the report connects resources across institutions, eliminates waste, redundancy, and silos, and shares lessons from campuses to quickly capitalize on innovations.

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When looking back moves people ahead

May 06, 2017

Nationally, colleges and universities have been working with officials in their states to ensure students receive credit for the associate’s degrees they've earned while working toward their bachelor’s—even if they stop before finishing. Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis writes about the game-changer called reverse transfer in the Indianapolis Business Journal.

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New Assessment Tool Puts For-Profit Focus on Student Success

Oct 07, 2016

After two years of development, B Lab has released voluntary standards for for-profit universities operating as public benefit corporations to establish themselves as B Lab-certified social enterprises. This addendum supplements the existing benchmarking tool, which may be used by nonprofit and for-profit entities of all types to establish they are doing well by doing good.

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Lumina Foundation Announces Strategic Social Investment Strategy

May 09, 2016

Lumina announces impact investing program with the first group of strategic social investments: Credly, BridgeEdu, and New Profit.

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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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A new debate about 'college'

March 30, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is the latest in a string of high-profile policymakers and employers who have questioned whether a college education is vital to success in America. This conversation is certainly worth having, but it’s only going to work if we start to come to grips with the fact that “college” is a very different notion than what many people assume. It’s time to start defining college in a new way that accurately reflects the needs of today’s students and the realities of the 21st century workforce.

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Shaping a Changed American Higher Education System: Defining Your Role

Nov 12, 2014

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis spoke to an audience of marketing experts of on their role in promoting a learning-based, flexible, stackable credentialing system at a meeting of the AMA in Austin, TX.

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