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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

Jul 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'

Mar 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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Redefining Trustee Leadership to Close the Talent Gap

Nov 10, 2014

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis spoke at an Association of Governing Boards workshop to college and university trustees on how they can lead the institutional change needed to better serve their students.

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Zakiya Smith discusses the value of higher education on Larry King Now

Nov 07, 2014

With soaring tuition costs and rising student debt levels, many Americans are questioning the value of a college degree. Larry welcomes an esteemed group of educators and experts to assess the state of higher education in America.

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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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