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The Connected Learn-and-Work Ecosystem

A guide to the key initiatives

January 15, 2020

A guide to key initiatives for the Connected Learn and Work Ecosystem by stage of progress, timeline, and relation to other related work.

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The Leadership Model of Philanthropy

September 26, 2019

As the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education, Lumina Foundation seeks to maximize its effectiveness in serving the public trust through a leadership model of philanthropy, in favor of following a strictly charitable role. Merisotis shares his thoughts on how that leadership model can lead to more significant and lasting change that will “permanently alter the conditions that make assistance necessary.”

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Federal Policy Priorities

March 5, 2019

Lumina's statement of federal policy priorities

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Who is Today's Student?

Today’s student is struggling to navigate an outdated system

February 12, 2019

When thinking of typical college students, most of us envision 18- to-21- year-olds fresh out of high school taking classes full-time on a sprawling campus. That is no longer true: full-time, 18- to 21-year-old students now make up just a third of the college population. Today’s students represent a new reality.

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Infographic: Today's Students

2-page infographic

February 12, 2019

Think You Know the Facts? Today's College Students Are:

  • Balancing Multiple Responsibilities
  • Older and More Racially Diverse
  • Financially Support Themselves... And Often Struggle to Make Ends Meet
  • Less Likely to Graduate

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Lumina Foundation Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2020

April 10, 2017

Lumina Foundation is committed to a fair, universal system for learning that meets the nation’s talent needs. The system must offer every American the chance for a better life by recognizing learning however it occurs. And this learning should lead to a broad range of marketable credentials.

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Capitalizing on Postsecondary Education to Develop in-State Talent

A Transition Memo for Governors

March 7, 2017

A framework to help state leaders craft and execute a 90-day plan for launching a talent agenda in their state that will attract business investment and higher-wage jobs.

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The Emerging Learning System

Report on the recent convening and new directions for action

May 31, 2016

In February, Lumina Foundation hosted more than 40 national experts in a discussion central to Goal 2025. With nine years remaining to reach Goal 2025 and growing concern about the learning that stands behind postsecondary credentials in the U.S., we’re pleased to share the discussions from the convening and proposed next steps to advance what is coming to be known as learning systems reform.

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Connecting Credentials

Lessons From the National Summit on Credentialing and Next Steps in the National Dialogue

January 21, 2016

Lessons from the October 2015 National Summit on the need for change in our nation’s fragmented system of credentialing. The summit represented a first step in articulating a shared vision of a reformed credentialing system – one that will better serve the needs of today’s students, employers and educators.

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Funding for Better Outcomes - Infographic

Next-Generation Public Higher Education Finance, Where It’s Headed, Why It Matters

November 2, 2015

An infographic guide to outcomes-based funding models.

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