The nature and expectation of the college experience has changed over the past few decades. Increased focus on career and salary calls into question the value of higher education and devalues the transformational experience of learning. More than ever, it has become important for students to understand, reflect on and make meaning of their holistic learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom, and to be able to articulate those experiences to others (e.g. employers, professional and graduate schools, family). A comprehensive learner record (CLR) will greatly assist with this challenge.
A CLR captures students’ curricular and cocurricular learning experiences; assists them in identifying skills, knowledge or abilities they have acquired during their higher education career; integrates learning across experiences; and enables students to communicate these elements during and after their time in college.
Articulate the purpose for and vision of a comprehensive learner record (CLR) at MU; develop an overarching framework that is aligned with the CLR vision and campus goals for students; define metrics that will demonstrate evidence of learning; identify the platform(s) to be used for the CLR along with data integrations from other systems; design processes that will assist with the management and sustainability of the CLR.