January 10, 2013
The Lumina Foundation has been a national leader on the completion agenda and a critical advocate for innovation in higher education. Yesterday, their President Jamie Merisotis announced five specific goals to advance their work. Take a look at Paul Fain’s informative write-up in today’s Inside Higher Ed.
I think Lumina’s focus on competency-based learning is particularly significant. This is an area where Capella has long been an innovator and we’re going to be doing a lot of exciting work with this in 2013.
Lumina is also bringing on two innovative thinkers in higher education, Zakiya Smith, who was a senior education policy adviser to President Obama, and Julie Peller, who was working at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education. These two women will add significant value to the good work Lumina is pursuing.