An introduction to the new Lumina draft attempting to describe what various degree levels ought to mean. At the very least it’s a good start toward a conversation on what education ought to do. For example, the bachelor’s degree holder:
- Defines and explains the boundaries, divisions, styles and practices of the field.
- Defines and properly uses the principal terms in the field, both historical and contemporaneous.
- Demonstrates fluency in the use of tools, technologies and methods in the field.
- Evaluates, clarifies and frames a complex question or challenge using perspectives and scholarship from the student’s major field and at least one other.
- Constructs a project related to a familiar but complex problem in the field of study by assembling, arranging and reformulating ideas, concepts, designs or techniques.
- Constructs a summative project, paper or practice-based performance that draws on current research, scholarship and/or techniques in the field.
A fairly challenging ideal, along with the difficulties of measuring it.