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The knowledges and skills listed below come from an organization called the Lumina Foundation, which is described as "an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025" (Lumina Foundation, p. 1, 2014)[1].

 

The Degree Qualifications Profile, published by the foundation, is designed to define clearly the learning outcomes and expectations – that is, what students should understand and be able to do – for three degree levels: associate, bachelor’s, and master’s.

 

For this ePortfolio course, we are using the master’s degree qualifications as a framework for evaluating and reflecting on our experience in graduate level classes. The following outcomes and expectations are those that are listed for the master’s degree.[2] The full PDF file contains outcomes and expectations for all three levels. The learning outcomes that have been demonstrated by particular courses or artifacts hyperlink to these courses' pages.


[1] Lumina Foundation. (2014). Fact sheet. Indianapolis: IN. Retrieved May 18, 2015 from http://www.luminafoundation.org/files/resources/lumina-fact-sheet.pdf

[2] Lumina Foundation for Education. (2011). The degree qualifications profile. Indianapolis, IN: Author.

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KNOWLEDGE

Specialized Knowledge

Broad, Integrative Knowledge

INTELLECTUAL SKILLS

Analytic Inquiry

Use of Information Sources

Engaging Diverse Perspectives

Quantitative Fluency

Communication Fluency

APPLIED LEARNING

CIVIC LEARNING

  • Assesses and develops a position on a public policy question with significance in the student’s own field, taking into account both scholarship and published positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.

Source: Lumina Foundation for Education. (2011). The degree qualifications profile. Indianapolis, IN: Author.

 

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