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Hearn, James C. – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2015
With the advent of outcomes-based funding policies, state policymakers are increasingly committed to basing public college and university funding on how institutions perform on valued measures such as program progress and degree completion. This rising emphasis is considered here in the historical context of three earlier state funding approaches:…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational History, Context Effect
Kadlec, Alison; Shelton, Susan – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2015
This paper examines the key aspects of stakeholder engagement that can strengthen the design, implementation and sustainability of outcomes-based funding policies. We seek to help policymakers understand the prevailing starting-point attitudes of institutional stakeholders, primarily college and university administrators, faculty and staff, and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Outcome Based Education, Stakeholders, Private Financial Support
Labi, Aisha – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2015
What does it take to make it successfully through college? For a growing proportion of the nation's students--many of whom are racial and ethnic minorities, from low-income families, or the first in their families to enroll in higher education--the answer encompasses far more than affordable tuition and decent grades. As access to higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Financial Policy, State Policy, Educational Finance
Adelman, Cliff; Ewell, Peter; Gaston, Paul; Schneider, Carol Geary – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2014
Since its publication in January 2011 as the beta Degree Qualifications Profile (see ED515302), the DQP has proved its usefulness to higher education institutions and associations from coast to coast. More than 400 colleges and universities have used the DQP. Its applications have been as diverse as the variety of missions of higher education.…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Degree Requirements, Higher Education, Minimum Competencies
Johnson, Nate – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2014
As states and families begin to recover from the effects of the Great Recession, some of the urgency about college affordability may start to ease. The most recent "Trends in College Pricing" report shows tuition rising more slowly than in recent years (Baum and Ma 2013). Growth in Pell grant applications is also expected to slow as…
Descriptors: Costs, Tuition, Paying for College, Higher Education
Matthews, Dewayne – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2014
As Lumina Foundation releases a new edition of the signature report, "A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education," the central message is the same one conveyed since the first of this series of reports in 2009. Lumina remains convinced that significantly increasing college attainment is the key to ensuring a brighter future for our…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gap, Graduation Rate
Merisotis, Jamie – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2014
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…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Leadership Styles, Models
Johnson, Nate – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2014
Tuition is rising, more students are in debt and at higher levels than ever before, and pressure is mounting from every direction and in both political parties--from the White House to state legislatures to overwhelmed parents and students--to do something about it. On the other hand, many colleges and college systems across the country have…
Descriptors: Tuition, Higher Education, Costs, Paying for College
Giegerich, Steve – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2014
Research shows a direct correlation between thriving cities and high levels of college-level learning. Regions with robust levels of educational attainment have stronger economies, greater individual earning power, and better quality of life. The Lumina Foundation is actively supporting large-scale efforts in 55 metro regions--to help adults…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Higher Education, Municipalities, Educational Attainment
Johnson, Nate; Bell, Alli – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2014
An estimated 46 million adults have some college education but have not completed their degrees. For many, especially those who have accumulated several years' worth of credits, the inability to finish college remains a frustration. If the United States is to achieve its ambitious education attainment goals, many more adults with such experience…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Academic Persistence
Pulley, John – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2014
According to a report released in January by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, at-risk young adults who had a mentor are more likely to aspire to be college graduates than those who did not have a mentor (76 percent versus 56 percent). They're also more likely than their nonmentored peers to actually be enrolled in college (45 percent…
Descriptors: College Students, Mentors, Academic Achievement, Educational Benefits
Conley, David T.; Gaston, Paul L. – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2013
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which aim to assure competency in English/language arts and mathematics through the K-12 curriculum, define necessary but not sufficient preparedness for success in college. The Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP), which describes what a college degree should signify, regardless of major, offers useful but…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Lumina Foundation for Education, 2013
In 2009, Lumina Foundation released its first strategic plan, based on the goal that 60% of Americans obtain a high-quality postsecondary degree or credential by 2025-- a goal now known as Goal 2025. Much has changed even in the short time since that plan was written, both in the external environment and in what has been learned from this work.…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Institutional Mission, Philanthropic Foundations, Postsecondary Education
Pulley, John – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2013
The transition to college presents significant challenges to many returning veterans. These students are, in many ways, the most nontraditional of all nontraditional students. These soldier/scholars are set apart from their campus peers--by age, by life experience, by envelopment in the military culture, and all too often by a close-up view of…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Military Personnel, College Students, Student Needs
Giegerich, Steve – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2013
Employers point to a large and growing "skills gap," saying thousands of jobs are already going unfilled because applicants lack the skills and knowledge they need. Forecasters say that, by the end of this decade, two-thirds of all jobs will require some form of high-quality postsecondary credential such as a degree or certificate. The…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Associate Degrees, Educational Innovation, High Schools
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