The Comprehensive Leaner Record (CLR) Showcase

Jan 26 - 27, 2021 | 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. ET

This two-day virtual event is a combination of panel presentations and discussions on topical issues in student learning and student records, breakout rooms to allow participants to engage with CLR practitioners showcasing their work.

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  • Day One - Showcase Agenda

    January 26
    11:00 AMWelcome: Tom Green, AACRAO
    Opening Remarks: Amber Garrison Duncan, Lumina Foundation

    11:15 AM The Comprehensive Learner Record: Looking Back at Five Years of Development and Implementation
    • Gianina Renee Baker, NILOA
    • Tom Green, AACRAO, moderator
    • Amelia Parnell, NASPA
    • Michele Sandlin, AACRAO
    • Laura Avitabile Wankel, Northeastern University
    12:00 PM Showcase 1: Breakout rooms with CLR Group A practitioners 
    • Three 20-minute sessions of presentations and Q&A
    • Rotate through the rooms of your choice
    1:00 PM Flipping the Script: Competencies and Learning Outcomes as the Focus of Learner Records
    • Insiya Bream, University of Maryland Global Campus
    • Laurie Dodge, Brandman University
    • Darin Hobbs, Western Governors University
    • Natasha Jankowski, AEFIS, moderator
    1:30 PM BREAK: Visit the Testimonial Gallery

    1:45 PM Showcase 2: Breakout rooms with CLR Group B practitioners 
    • Three 20-minute sessions of presentations and Q&A
    • Rotate through the rooms of your choice
    2:45 PM Learning Data: Using Standards for Learning Data and Record Sharing
    • Jeff Bohrer, IMS Global
    • Jeff Grann, Credential Engine
    • Tom Green, AACRAO, moderator
    • Mark McConahay, Indiana University
    3:15 PM Solutions Showcase: Breakout rooms with CLR providers
    • AEFIS
    • Paradigm
    • Parchment
    • Randa Solutions
    • SOLID/MilGears
    • eLocker
    3:45 PM Day one events conclude


  • Day Two - Showcase Agenda
    January 27
    11:00 AMWelcome Back and Overview: Tom Green, AACRAO

    11:10 AM The CLR as a Tool to Increase Equity
    • Gianina Renee Baker, NILOA
    • Sherri Braxton, Bowdoin College
    • Tom Green, AACRAO
    • Kelly Hoyland, IMS Global
    • Alexander Taylor, Elon University
    12:00 PM Showcase 3: Breakout rooms with CLR Group A practitioners
    • Three 20-minute sessions of presentations and Q&A
    • Rotate through the rooms of your choice
    1:00 PM Meeting the Needs of Students and Employers for Better Information
    • Tom Green, AACRAO, moderator
    • Jeff King, University of Central Oklahoma
    • Phil Long, T3 Innovation Network
    • Alexander Taylor, Elon University
    • Josh Westfall, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    1:45 PM BREAK: Testimonial Gallery

    2:00 PM Showcase 4: Breakout rooms with CLR Group B practitioners
    • Three 20-minute sessions of presentations and Q&A
    • Rotate through the rooms of your choice
    3:00 PM Where Do We Go from Here?  Association Leaders Speak
    • Tom Green, AACRAO, moderator
    • Amelia Parnell, NASPA
    • Mike Reilly, AACRAO
    • Phil Long, T3 Innovation Network
    3:30 PM Wrap-up and Conclusion of Showcase 2021


  • History of the CLR

    In 2015, Lumina Foundation awarded AACRAO and NASPA: Association of Student Affairs Professionals $1.7 million to pilot a project to develop models for a more comprehensive student record. 

    After the success of the pilot, Lumina awarded the two associations a $1.2 million grant in 2017 to continue their work on the development and adoption of Comprehensive Learner Records (CLRs) in American higher education.

    The 2017 grant focuses on the development and implementation of a single learner record across a broad number of American colleges and universities. The CLRs 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. Learn more about this Signature Initiative at

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Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) Phase II Report Is Out Now

Jun 28, 2021

Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) Phase II Report is out now and available for download.

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Comprehensive Learner Record to the Rescue! Transforming Student Learning to Skills

Jun 1, 2021

The Comprehensive Learner Record doesn't just verify student learning - it can prepare them for the workforce too.

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Utilizing Student Data to Inform Classroom Pedagogy

Apr 3, 2021

Annual Meeting presenters discuss the importance of using data to facilitate and expand the faculty-student relationship.

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AACRAO Consulting Partnership - Parchment Award CLR Services

Mar 22, 2021

AACRAO Consulting is partnering with Parchment CLR Services to enable higher education institutions to develop and deploy CLR.

Parchment Award CLR Services - Enabling Higher Education Institutions

Mar 8, 2021

Implementing, designing, and issuing Comprehensive Learn Records (CLR) with Parchment.

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AACRAO hosts final showcase on Comprehensive Learner Records

Jan 11, 2021

Join the free virtual event: January 26 and 27.

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New CLR Roundtable series kicks off

Jul 9, 2020

An open monthly forum for institutional leaders to discuss and get advice on implementing a comprehensive learner record.

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AACRAO recommends IMS Global Learning Consortium digital standard

May 18, 2020

Standardization and interoperability to support students.

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A competency-based educational record: What is standard?

Sep 10, 2019

CBE may not result in grades as we traditionally recognize them, but rather outcomes. How do we record that?


4 questions about data integration on campus

Jul 20, 2018

Challenges and solutions to creating better records from multiple data sources.

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Credential Engine improves credential transparency, literacy, and decision-making

May 18, 2018

Institutions can create a free account to publish all types of credentials in a common language on a cloud-based Registry, allowing institutions to better understand what sets them apart. Learn how.

What it means to be an "Engaged Scholar in Critical Thinking"

Nov 29, 2016

A pilot student record badge that certifies critical thinking in a community context.

SmartScript: A model competency-based transcript

Nov 23, 2016

UW-Extension and UW Colleges develop comprehensive transcript pilot for CBE degree programs.

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Tracking students' emotional development

Nov 1, 2016

How Dillard University's extended transcript is raising the emotional sophistication of the entire campus.

Documenting and validating learning outside the classroom

Sep 20, 2016

IUPUI Student Records and Student Affairs partnering to formally recognize out-of-classroom learning

The 'gamification' of education

Aug 9, 2016

LaGuardia Community College's digital badging project helps keep students committed to college.

One institution's stellar comprehensive student record

Jul 18, 2016

The tools, infrastructure, training, funding, and steps necessary to implement a holistic learning document.

Assessing and documenting beyond-the-classroom learning

Jun 27, 2016

USC's model cocurricular transcript will help the institution assess the success of experiential learning programs.

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A student record a student can love

Apr 19, 2016

Stanford's pilot comprehensive student record is not for academics.

Growing student records beyond the traditional transcript

Mar 7, 2016

Elon University's visual representation of cocurricular experiences.

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Tom Green
Assoc Executive Director, AACRAO


logo-naspaNASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Our work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy, and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories.


Lumina_horiz_rgbLumina 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.