Defining degrees

What does a college degree mean in terms of student learning? So many hours of  seat time? The Lumina Foundation has developed a framework to determine the knowledge and skills students should demonstrate to earn an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. But will colleges use the Degree Qualifications Profile?

Also on Community College SpotlightIs a college degree worth the debt? It’s a humorous (and bilingual!) animated video.

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  1. Hi Joanne,

    Perhaps a better question is, “Does American higher education really need a ‘degree qualifications profile?'” Peter Wood asks this question and analyzes the Lumina profile at the Chronicle of Higher Education: