Comprehensive Learner Record

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January 1, 2019

Learning happens everywhere. The goal of the comprehensive learner record (CLR) is to showcase student learning from a variety of experiences, including academic courses, co-curricular engagements, and other opportunities. NASPA and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) are partnering to help institutions create digital records that will help students describe the depth and breadth of their learning.

The pilot phase of the project concluded in November 2016 with 12 institutions developing records that included e-portfolios, co-curricular transcripts, and badges (download the report here). Through grant support from Lumina Foundation, the second phase of the project began in December 2017 and will reach several more institutions through regional workshops to show groups of institutions how to create these records.

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 may apply below for participation through March 30, 2018. Learn more here

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.

More Information & Latest News

Credential Innovation In Action: Comprehensive Student Record Project

Parchment Summit (March 2017): Real credential innovation projects in action were discussed.

Introduction to New Comprehensive Student Record Models

Lumina Foundation (November 2016): Panel discussion from Lumina convening Beyond the Transcript. With welcoming remarks by Danette Howard, cheif strategy officer and senior vice president, Lumina Foundation.

Reactions on Creating Opportunities for Student Learning and Attainment

Lumina Foundation (November 2016): Second panel discussion from Lumina convening Beyond the Transcript, moderated by Lumina Strategy Director Domy Raymond.


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 View

Comprehensive Student Records Fact Sheet - View

2016 Participating Institutions & Models