Comprehensive Learner Record3
The Lumina Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and NASPA: Association of Student Affairs Professionals, to continue their work on the development and adoption of comprehensive student records (CSRs) in American higher education. 

In 2015, Lumina awarded the two associations $1.7 million to pilot a project to develop models for a more comprehensive student record.

The 2017 grant will focus on the development and implementation of a single learner record across a broad number of American colleges and universities. The CSRs seek to capture, record, and communicate learning when and where it happens in a student’s higher education experience. This includes learning outcomes from courses, program and degrees, as well as experience they have outside the classroom that help develop their career ready skills and abilities. 

Application Deadline Extended

We have received strong interest in participation for the next round of Comprehensive Learner Records (CLR) development and implementation workshops. There are also several institutions that are still gathering information and having critical conversations on their campuses before they can complete the assessments. Given this, we are pleased to extend the date for these to be received to March 30, 2018.


Applications for Participation are Now Open:

Colleges, Universities and Systems interested in being part of the next phase of institutions creating and implementing Comprehensive Learner Records (CLRs) may apply below for participation through March 16, 2018. Read the information sheet.

To apply:

  • Obtain a letter of support from your Senior Academic Officer (VPAA, Provost) or Senior Executive Officer (President, Chancellor), as well as some rosters of information.
  • Preview the assessment.
  • Begin readiness assessment.

Questions? Contact Tom Green.


Interested in participating?

Tom Green

Assoc Executive Director, AACRAO

Press Coverage

Effort to Scale Comprehensive Learner Records, The College System of Tennessee to Implement Competency Based Program

Lumina Foundation awards $1.2M to further Comprehensive Student Record model Read more

2016 Lumina Fund Participants & Models

Borough of Manhattan CC


​Brandman University


Dillard University


Elon University


Indiana University
Purdue University


LaGuardia CC


Stanford University


University of Central Oklahoma


University of Houston - Downtown


University of Maryland University College


University of South Carolina


University of Wisconsin – Extension and Wisconsin Colleges



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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.