We Focus On
Promoting responsible, data-driven decision-making and learner-centered design
Higher education practice and state- and federal-level policy should build on existing data about the experiences of learners and institutions, and measure success by continuous improvement.
Measuring learning by demonstration of knowledge and skills
Competency-based education prioritizes what learners can do over how much time they spend in the classroom. More competency-based programs and models are critical to equipping learners to succeed.
Increasing persistence and learner success
Higher education is only a pathway to opportunity if learners complete their degree. We’re committed to flexible learning models and broad wraparound supports that are proven to improve persistence and learner success.
Creating pathways to the workforce through education
Through higher education, learners from all backgrounds can gain access to meaningful and purposeful work. When we strengthen education-to-workforce pathways, we expand economic opportunities for all learners.