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Lumina Quality Credentials Task Force Unveils New Approach to Assure Quality of Post‒High School Learning

Sep 09, 2019

A new report, Unlocking the Nation’s Potential, calls for collaboration across sectors to ensure equitable access to quality programs.

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Higher-ed quality shouldn’t be about elitism – it should be about addressing learning and opportunity

Sep 09, 2019

We all know that we have a legacy as a nation of defining educational quality based far too much on prestige and exclusivity. Our systems of quality assurance assumed a particular type of student on a particular type of path.

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As frustration with higher education grows, states have to step up

May 21, 2019

For years, opinion polls have suggested a declining confidence among the general public about higher education. One recent poll found that fewer than half of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in higher education.

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Prison education: Making the most of a second chance

March 05, 2019

Since 1994, when the Violent Crimes Act banned incarcerated people from receiving federal financial aid, millions of Americans have cycled through prisons, only a fraction able to obtain high-quality higher education.

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Innovation, quality outcomes must be top concerns for college boards

Feb 22, 2019

Important changes in our approaches to learning after high school are being led by many college educators and urgently demanded by lawmakers, policy leaders, and the public.

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National education, policy, and workforce experts join Lumina's Quality Credentials Task Force

Sep 05, 2018

Lumina Foundation is convening a new Quality Credentials Task Force comprising 20 leaders in education, policy, and workforce development to explore new ways to assure the quality of a college education and other forms of learning beyond high school. The group will meet periodically, starting with a two-day launch meeting that begins today.

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Podcast: Quality assurance and the future of accreditation

July 31, 2018

Lumina VP Debra Humphreys discusses the vital role accrediting agencies, federal and state policymakers, public systems, and community colleges play in improving student outcomes.

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Defining and delivering on quality in higher education

June 25, 2018

Quality in postsecondary education, a growing concern for students and families, is getting a fresh look on several fronts, including in discussions around a proposed overhaul of the Higher Education Act and in several state-level discussions.

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The UMBC hype was great, but now we need to focus on broader issues of quality and equity in higher education

March 30, 2018

The stunning NCAA upset by University of Maryland, Baltimore County should boost admissions—and create a new cool factor—for a school that already deserves attention for its laudable focus on student success.

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