ERIC Number: ED512537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Lumina Foundation for Education 2009 Annual Report: A Capital Investment
Brennan, Patricia L.; Powell, David S.
Lumina Foundation for Education
Today's students--as exemplified by the three inspiring people on this report--are a remarkably diverse group with unlimited potential. America is home to tens of millions of these 21st century students, and their success is vital to the nation's future. For the United States to thrive in the rapidly changing global economy, the full potential of these 21st century students must be realized. And that means the American system of higher education must increase its productivity. It must become a flexible and efficient engine for creating the most important resource it will ever produce: human capital. The individuals at Lumina Foundation have committed themselves to that end by establishing a specific, ambitious national goal. Their Big Goal is this: By 2025, they want 60 percent of Americans to hold high-quality postsecondary degrees or credentials. This 2009 report tracks Lumina's early progress in the effort to reach that goal. Their work is focused in three critical areas: helping prospective students be fully prepared for college, ensuring that more of those who enroll actually succeed and reach their goals, and helping colleges and universities be more productive so they serve more students. This report introduces a few of the people who inspire that work and truly make it matter.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Outcomes of Education, Human Capital, Education Work Relationship, Knowledge Management, Economic Factors, Global Approach, Philanthropic Foundations, Institutional Mission, Credentials, Annual Reports, Strategic Planning, Futures (of Society), College Preparation, Success, Productivity, Holistic Approach
Lumina Foundation for Education. P.O. Box 1806, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1806. Tel: 800-834-5756; Fax: 317-951-5063; Web site: http://www.luminafoundation.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Lumina Foundation for Education
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Florida; Indiana; Pennsylvania; United States