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Reengineering Higher Education

From the Lumina Foundation

The Lumina Foundation’s Elizabeth Gutierrez addressed HACU. Change is needed in the higher education system, and we at Lumina see three changes that will have tremendous impact: 1) Higher education must become responsive to the needs of all potential students—a much wider range of people with more diverse needs. Today’s student—the 21st century student—runs the gamut… racially, ethnically, socially, economically. 2) That word “quality” is important. Our shared conception of what quality really means in higher education. Sadly, too many in our nation still think quality is a measure of inputs and a function of the resources available to institutions. 3) Higher education also must change in terms of scale. To fuel the recovery and ensure the nation’s long-term economic health, we need an ever-growing supply of college graduates. The system must find new and better ways to provide high-quality learning to millions of additional students by 2025.

Continued at: http://www.luminafoundation.org/about_us/leaders/2011-10-31-reengineering_higher_education.html

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  1. December 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    The ever increasing number of students into higher education from diverse backgrounds and with diverse expectation calls for a consideration of the learner perspective, it is therefore important to consider the learner expectation. The global economic crises has and will for ever provide a basis for reshaping higher and particluarly the design of curriculum. Quality should not be disregarded as it will have a knock on effect on learner perception of higher education.

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