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Lumina Foundation, 2020
Economists, policymakers and other experts spend a great deal of time talking about the "future of work," but in many ways, the future is already here. Profound changes are already affecting our workforce and economy, including globalization, automation, and artificial intelligence. We need to adapt to these changes by adequately…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Employment, Education Work Relationship, Postsecondary Education
Travers, Nan L.; Jankowski, Natasha; Bushway, Deborah J.; Duncan, Amber Garrison – Lumina Foundation, 2019
Learning frameworks are tools that specify learning outcomes and/or competencies that define, classify, and recognize educational, learner, and industry expectations of knowledge, skills, and abilities at increasing levels of complexity and difficulty. They allow for alignment, translation, and mapping of learning through various spaces in order…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Educational Objectives
Jacoby, Tamar – Lumina Foundation, 2019
A new landscape is emerging at community colleges across the country -- a new approach that puts preparing students for the workforce at the center of the college's mission and culture. Occupational education has always been part of the mission at community colleges. What's changing today: New technology is putting a new premium on occupational…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Career Education, Two Year College Students, Job Skills
Lumina Foundation, 2019
In 2018, the Lumina Foundation appointed and convened a Quality Credentials Task Force comprising 22 leaders in education, policy, and workforce development. The task force had two charges. First, it was to explore new ways to assure the quality of a college education and other forms of learning beyond high school. Second, it was asked to develop…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Equal Education, Credentials, Postsecondary Education
Uranis, Julie; Erskine, Michael; Cullum, Ashley; DeBate, Rita – Lumina Foundation, 2019
This publication examines current challenges with the articulation of learning and argues that a new means of articulating learning is necessary. Specifically, drawbacks and inefficiencies developed to accommodate the credit hour measure of student learning are examined. As an alternative, a new competency-based measure of learning is proposed.…
Descriptors: Learning, Competence, Postsecondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Lumina Foundation, 2019
The nation faces an urgent and growing need for talent. To meet that need, many more people must earn college degrees, workforce certificates, industry certifications and other high-quality credentials. That is why Lumina Foundation works to ensure that, by 2025, 60 percent of Americans hold a credential beyond high school -- a quality credential…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Race, Ethnicity
Lumina Foundation, 2018
This report is a compendium of best practices for assisting low-income students. It highlights work that has been underway for years but has not always been implemented at scale, especially within institutions that enroll significant numbers of low-income students. This toolkit offers leaders five concrete strategies they can use in two ways to…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, Paying for College, Educational Strategies
Lumina Foundation, 2018
This brief tells the story of Lumina Foundation's and states' efforts to promote an equity agenda for higher education, featuring the 2015 Equity Policy Academy-- which focused on improving educational equity for students from historically underserved groups--as a turning point. Based primarily on interviews with Lumina staff and key state leaders…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Disproportionate Representation
Lumina Foundation, 2018
This brief tells the story of Indiana's efforts to develop and implement outcomes-based funding (OBF) for public postsecondary education. Indiana's story is supplemented by a briefer description of efforts in Tennessee. Based primarily on interviews with key state leaders, this story is designed to highlight the unique path each state took to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Postsecondary Education, Public Colleges
Lumina Foundation, 2018
This brief tells the story of two states, Arizona and New Hampshire, and their efforts to set ambitious goals for increasing educational attainment among their residents. Based primarily on interviews with key state leaders, these stories highlight the unique path each state took to prioritize its goals for postsecondary attainment and are…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education
Krauss, Stephanie Malia – Lumina Foundation, 2017
Competency-based education (CBE) is a rapidly growing movement of postsecondary and K-12 programs that allow learners to move ahead based on what they know and can do, rather than time spent in class. At the postsecondary level, CBE could be a pathway that helps many thousands of learners move from poverty to prosperity. This paper considers how…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Postsecondary Education, At Risk Students, Student Empowerment
Boilard, Steve D. – Lumina Foundation, 2016
This paper provides a conceptual framework that examines the interrelationship between state and institutional finance policies, including state appropriations, tuition and financial aid. It explores how state higher education goals can be advanced through outcomes-based funding policies that provide incentives for institutional behavior, and how…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Tuition, Student Financial Aid
Miller, Trey – Lumina Foundation, 2016
Defining and measuring college quality is a contentious issue, and the debate about how to do so is far from settled. What is quality when institutions produce outputs ranging from student learning and labor-market success to research? How is student learning measured when students specialize in a major field? How are quality metrics tied to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy
Wright, David L. – Lumina Foundation, 2016
This is a time of great challenge and opportunity for American higher education. The challenges are well-established and widely acknowledged: escalating standards for economic competitiveness, coupled with a severe economic downturn and protracted recovery, require broad access to relevant postsecondary education, training and retooling as never…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Incentives, Higher Education
Cruz, José L. – Lumina Foundation, 2016
Policymakers are moving to outcomes-based funding in an effort to inspire public higher education institutions to drive the transformative change required to expand access, increase graduation rates and contain costs. For outcomes-based funding to have a significant effect on student outcomes, system and institutional leaders must successfully…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Outcomes of Education, Funding Formulas
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