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ERIC Number: ED542430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
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College, Rewired: Innovative Approaches Help Higher Education Connect to Productivity. Lumina Foundation Focus[TM]. Summer 2012
Giegerich, Steve
Lumina Foundation for Education
In many cases and more and more places, college just isn't what it used to be--and that's a very good thing. The fact is, the American system of higher education is changing, and staff at Lumina Foundation believe strongly that significant change is needed. True, the current system has served the nation well for decades--and in many ways set the global standard for much of the last half-century. These days, the higher education enterprise faces an unprecedented array of challenges: steeply rising costs, deep cuts in government funding, growing concern about the quality and relevance of college programs and credentials. The country must find ways to make college-level learning the norm for all Americans, particularly the growing numbers of 21st century students who constitute our future as a nation: students of color, working adults, first-generation students and low-income students. In short, Americans must make higher education more productive, so that it can provide many more students with rigorous, relevant, high-quality learning--but without increasing costs. This issue of "Lumina Foundation Focus" takes readers to a few places that have made that connection--institutions that are making real strides in the effort to improve college productivity by creating innovative new models for serving their students.
Lumina Foundation for Education. P.O. Box 1806, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1806. Tel: 800-834-5756; Fax: 317-951-5063; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lumina Foundation for Education
Identifiers - Location: Missouri; New Hampshire; New York