Lumina Foundation is grateful to the four authors of the Degree Qualifications Profile:

Cliff Adelman Cliff Adelman
Senior Associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

Peter Ewell

Peter Ewell
Vice President of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

Paul Gaston

Paul Gaston
Trustees Professor at Kent State University.

Carol Geary Schneider

Carol Geary Schneider
President of the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Many others contributed important perspectives and guidance, particularly regarding the integration of discipline-specific Tuning processes and the DQP’s place within an emerging credential framework for the U.S. Special thanks are offered to:

  • Keith Bird, Senior Policy Fellow for Workforce and Postsecondary Education at the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce.
  • Tim Birtwistle, United Kingdom Bologna Process expert, consultant for Tuning USA and Professor Emeritus at Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Michelle Asha Cooper, President of the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
  • Richard Ekman, President of the Council of Independent Colleges.
  • Evelyn Ganzglass, Director of the Workforce Development Team at the Center for Law and Social Policy.
  • Larry Good, Chairman of the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce.
  • James Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association and Associate Faculty in the Department of History at the University of Chicago.
  • Muriel Howard, President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
  • Natasha Jankowski, Associate Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and Assistant Research Professor at the University of Illinois.
  • Norman Jones, Professor of history and Director of General Education and Curricular Integration at Utah State University.
  • Marcus Kolb, Assistant Vice President of Academic Policy and Assessment at Ivy Tech Community College.
  • George Kuh, Director of NILOA and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University-Bloomington.
  • Daniel McInerny, member of the Advisory Editorial Panel for the Tuning Journal for Higher Education and Professor of history at Utah State University.
  • Brad Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change and Project Director for Tuning USA.
  • Volker Rein, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training in Germany.
  • Joseph Vibert, Executive Director of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors.
  • Belle Wheelan, President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Ralph Wolff, former President of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Most of all, we thank the thousands of faculty members and other academic leaders who have tested the DQP on hundreds of campuses all over the nation. Their good work and thoughtful feedback have helped make the DQP a better framework for 21st century learning.

About Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation is 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’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025.