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Tag: Lumina Foundation
Community College: Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Post-COVID Labor Market
This opinion piece provides an example of why community colleges given their role and legacy are well positioned in partnering with the K–12, community-based organization, and business sectors in engaging and preparing America’s diverse workforce to meet the labor market skills of the future.
August 9, 2021
Virginia’s Community Colleges System Has a New Goal: Total Equity
Every six years, Virginia’s Community Colleges System (VCCS) sets a new strategic goal for itself. Its latest goal, “Opportunity 2027,” is quite ambitious. Its main objective is that the states’ community colleges “will achieve equity in access, learning outcomes, and success for students from every race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic group.”
July 16, 2021
AAC&U Receives Grant from Lumina Foundation for Civic Skill-Building Research
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has received a $210,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to support research on higher ed’s role in fostering students’ civic skill-building through community-based engagement and other practices. The money will fund two strands of research on best practices for developing civic skills. The first will combine existing research […]
June 15, 2021
NACAC Creates Committee to Improve Financial Aid and College Admissions Systems for Racial Equity
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has announced a committee to reimagine financial aid and college admissions in the pursuit of racial equity in postsecondary education. The committee – a product of NACAC’s partnership with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and funded by the Lumina Foundation – will consist […]
March 4, 2021
American Council on Education Selects Diverse Cohort of Fellows
The American Council on Education selected 52 emerging leaders in higher education as its 2021-2022 class of fellows. The new cohort will be joined by the previous year’s class, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly a third of the combined cohort are from underrepresented backgrounds, with a two to one ratio of women to men. […]
March 3, 2021
How Colleges Can Increase Equity Through Employability Standards
In the United States, education has long been considered a great equalizer — or, as Horace Mann put it, “the balance wheel of the social machinery.” While it is indeed a vital lever for social and economic mobility, the machinery, unfortunately, comes with a design flaw. And it is rife with inequity.
February 1, 2021
Survey Seeks to Compile Noncredit Training Options
A survey on workforce development is compiling a list of noncredit occupational training options in the U.S., Public News Service reported. The survey is being conducted through a partnership between Opportunity America, Lumina Foundation and Wilder Research. The survey results will be crucial to economic recovery, given that most people want to return to work […]
December 14, 2020
Webinar Analyzes Prior-Learning Assessments’ Impact on Adult Student Outcomes
Using first-hand accounts of student experiences and input from higher education leaders, Lumina Foundation’s webinar Dec. 10 discussed the impact of prior-learning assessments (PLA) on adult student outcomes.
December 10, 2020
Lumina Foundation’s Webinar Focuses on Credentials and Digital Skills Needed in the COVID-19 Economy
With the COVID-19 pandemic pushing the United States economy into a recession, the Lumina Foundation hosted a virtual webinar Sep. 23 to discuss labor outcomes, credentials and digital skills necessary to tackle this current job market.
September 23, 2020
How Colleges Are Making Work-Study Programs More Equitable
A lot of students work to pay for college, many through work-study programs. The problem is work-study jobs often involve little professional development to help students prepare for future careers. But what if work-study wasn’t just about paying for college? What if it was a more intentional part of a student’s education?
January 29, 2020
Lumina Foundation Grants American Indian College Fund $650,000 for Research
The American Indian College Fund received $650,000 from the Lumina Foundation to examine the barriers effecting Native American student’s higher education success. By 2025, Lumina plans to have 60% of Americans holding degrees, certificates or other post-secondary credentials. Under the grant, the American Indian College Fund will establish a two-part and 30-month project aimed at […]
January 16, 2020
Study: Veterans More Likely to Hold Non-Degree Credentials
A new study found that United States military veterans are more likely than their general population counterparts to hold certificates or certifications.
November 26, 2019
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