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Excelsior College Commencement

July 11, 2014

Lumina president and CEO, Jamie P. Merisotis celebrates Excelsior students' achievements and their contribution to America's overall strength as a nation.

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Toward Learner-Centered Higher Education: Why Faculty-Led Assessment is the Key

Feb 18, 2014

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis talks to assessment experts at the National Assessment Conference in Texas about the need to replace the outdated quality standards of seat time and institutional reputation with what really counts: specific learning outcomes.

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The boat is rocking … so set a new course

Jan 29, 2014

Oregon higher education has witnessed more policy changes in the last year than it has in the past 50. State universities are achieving more autonomy and state budgeting is becoming more focused on strategic investment and integrated funding for universities, community colleges, and need-based student aid. Lumina president Jamie Merisotis outlines five key strategies to help navigate this new landscape.

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Positioning Higher Education To Ensure It Meets Increasing Demands

Dec 08, 2013

Lumina's Chief of Staff and General Counsel Holiday McKiernan spoke to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on the role of the Degree Qualifications Profile and regional accreditors on ensuring quality learning outcomes in higher education.

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A Spirit of Innovation, a Time of Change

Nov 06, 2013

Jamie Merisotis delivers the opening keynote speech at The 2013 International CAEL Conference in San Diego. "We must focus on learning outcomes as the true measure of educational quality. Not time, not institutional reputation, but genuine learning."

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The Completion Goal and the National Outlook

Oct 30, 2013

On college campuses everywhere, nontraditional is the new norm. Higher education systems must enhance their social equity agenda to better serve 21st century students and ensure economic progress for the nation.

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Can We Win the Global Access Challenge?

Oct 07, 2013

Representatives from more than 40 countries convene in Montreal for the Inaugural World Congress on Access to Postsecondary Education to shape a global agenda for change in postsecondary education. Jamie Merisotis delivers the keynote address at this historic event.

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A Tradition of Innovation, a Time for Profound Change

Oct 03, 2013

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis shared ideas about how trustees and institutional leaders can help direct the changes needed for student success at at the 2013 Community College Leadership Congress in Seattle.

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A Stronger Nation through Higher Education

Sep 09, 2013

In today's Plenary Keynote at the Council for Opportunity in Education's 32nd Annual Conference, Jamie Merisotis emphasized that closing the wealth gap will require closing the attainment gap through a redesigned higher education system.

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