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IMS Digital Credentials Roundtable Resources

IMS Digital Credentials Roundtable: Learn & Lead

Recordings and Resources

Learning happens in many ways at our institutions, yet you’d never know it by looking at a traditional student transcript. But never fear...the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) is here! Designed to digitally capture, record, and communicate all learning whenever and wherever it happens, CLR goes beyond a student transcript. Equip your students with a smarter, authenticated record of their learning to show off as they enter this new economy.

The IMS CLR Roundtable is a monthly open forum for institutional leaders where you will learn from experts so you can lead a successful comprehensive learner records initiative at your institution—from strategy to planning to design to implementation. Meeting topics vary each month so that participants walk away with plenty of lessons learned and best practices.

See the upcoming CLR Roundtable schedule and sign up in advance to participate. 

 

Past Roundtables

25 October 2021

Implementing a Standards-Based CLR: What and Why

Have you ever wondered what it means to implement a comprehensive learner record (CLR) using the IMS Global Comprehensive Learner Record standard? The power of a comprehensive learner record is that it demonstrates a learner’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to be shared with potential employers, admissions offices, or other organizations. This expert panel will share their perspectives on the value of leveraging the CLR standard for both the institution and the learner.

Speakers:

  • Dan Blickensderfer, Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium (moderator)
  • Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS
  • Devon Edmund, Vice President of Academic Administration, Walden University
  • Chris Houston, Sr. Business Analyst, Strategic Education Inc.

 → Click here to watch or listen to the October 2021 recorded session.

 

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27 September 2021

Aligning Academic & Co-Curricular Outcomes

Learning happens everywhere. Executing a successful comprehensive learner record program means identifying, documenting, and tracking student learning outcomes effectively. This process becomes even more complex when trying to capture achievements that happen outside of the classroom. Our expert roundtable discussion leaders will share how their institutions create strategies to capture and assess achievements during the whole student learning experience. These leaders will share what is working and where they still have challenges and concerns.

Speakers:

  • Amelia Parnell, Vice President for Research and Policy, NASPA (moderator)
  • Pam Bowers, Associate Vice President for Planning, Assessment, and Innovation, University of South Carolina
  • Jerry Daday, Executive Associate Dean, Institute for Engaged Learning, IUPUI
  • Jeff King, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning, University of Central Oklahoma Office of Information Technology

 → Download the resources slide here.

 → Click here to watch or listen to the September 2021 recorded session.


26 July 2021

Aligning Industry Competencies and Education to Streamline Career Pathways 

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) focuses on improving education-to-career pathways for adult learners. In this session, CAEL showcases a partnership with Excelsior College and employers like Sargent & Lundy. Their collaborative work identifies the skills and competencies employers need and aligns these needs with education programs at Excelsior College. Our panel shares their lessons learned during this project and recommendations for developing strong partnerships with employers.

Speakers:

  • Dan Blickensderfer, Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
  • Christine Carpenter, Senior Vice-President, Engagement  CAEL
  • Angie Lucas, Director, Energy Providers Coalition for Education, CAEL
  • Deanna Myers, Senior Manager, Training & Organizational Change, Sargent & Lundy
  • Kimberly Otero, Director of Partnership Development, Excelsior College

 → Download the presentations slides here.

 → Click here to watch or listen to the July 2021 recorded session.


19 April 2021

Tips for Collaborating Across Your Institution to Achieve Success with CLR

Johns Hopkins University has worked to connect its comprehensive learner record initiative to many of its institutional initiatives, resulting in a greater buy-in across highly-decentralized academic departments and colleges. As a result, the CLR has become the center point that drives many conversations on campus. Come to hear their tips for engaging with the academic community and navigating higher education's complex culture.

“The CLR is conceptually dependent upon robust and authentic learning assessment. For that reason, CLR efforts can only succeed if faculty are involved as key stakeholders and partners in the vision.”
—Janet Schreck, Associate Vice Provost for Education, Johns Hopkins University

Speakers:

  • Chadia Abras, Director of Institutional Assessment, Johns Hopkins University
  • Rita D’Aoust, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University
  • Paul Huckett, Assistant Dean for Learning Design and Innovation, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Janet Schreck, Associate Vice Provost for Education, Johns Hopkins University

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22 March 2021

Aligning Credentials to Learning Outcomes

Higher education institutions are increasingly exploring and implementing digital credentials. When institutional leaders embark on this journey, a key question to ask is, "To what are we going to align our credentials?" As a nation without a unified framework, institutions are approaching digital credentials in different ways. This panel will share strategies in developing incremental, verifiable credentials and aligning them to program outcomes, industry certifications, and other frameworks.

Moderator:

  • Nan Travers, Director of the Center for Leadership in Credential Learning, SUNY Empire State College

Panelists:

  • Gianina Baker, Acting Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
  • Larry Good, President and CEO, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
  • Holly Zanville, Research Professor and Co-Director of Program on Skills, Credentials and Workforce Policy in the Institute of Public Policy, George Washington University

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25 January 2021

How CLR is Connecting Higher Education and Careers

We're bringing together a panel of collaborators from K-12, higher education, and business to talk about their partnership to fill the skills gap using digital credentials. See how the Greater Washington Partnership’s Capital CoLAB aims to reduce barriers and help employers, academic institutions, and learners more easily exchange information about skills, transfer credit, and credentials at scale. We will discuss the implementation journey, opportunities, and challenges to creating a long-term scalable solution.

Speakers:

  • Sarah Gardenghi, Chief of Staff, Division of Professional Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Deborah Hodge, Director of Programs, Capital CoLAB
  • Shawn Krasa, Supervisor, Work Based Learning, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Jack Suess, Vice President of IT and CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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7 December 2020

Evidence of CLR Impact

ROI? Yes! The University of Central Oklahoma shares results from its experiential learning program, now in its sixth year. Using its Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR), UCO shows clear gains in student retention and improved GPA. Now, with the CLR standard, STLR can upgrade its impact on student learning and development. Find out how.

Speakers

  • Jeff King, Ed.D., Executive Director Transform Learn, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Adam Johnson, Ed.D., Associate Vice President/Registrar, University of Central Oklahoma

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2 November 2020

Incorporate CLR into Your DEI Goals

Institutional leaders discuss the intersection of Comprehensive Learner Record and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs. Learn how implementing a CLR program helps shed light on barriers to learning and achievement. Hear how CLR supports the educational success of students at your institution but also position them for employment and future success.

Speakers

  • Sherri Braxton, Sc.D., Senior Director of Instructional Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Tom Green, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director, AACRAO (Moderator)
  • Natasha Jankowski, Ph.D., Executive Director, NILOA, and Research Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Zander Taylor, Assistant Registrar, Elon University

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28 September 2020

Tools to Support a CLR Initiative

This session is going to help you get your comprehensive learner record initiative out of the planning stage. Discussion leaders are sharing tips for your procurement process and how to partner with your edtech suppliers to implement CLR. You'll get resources and tools you can use to advance your plans and also see a demo of the IMS CLR Builder and Wallet.

Speakers

  • Clint McElroy, Analyst/Programmer, Indiana University
  • Jeff Bohrer, Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium

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24 August 2020

CLR: The Impact on Students

Students are the center of any successful CLR project. This session shows the impact these projects are having on learners. Get an overview of CLR projects happening at three institutions and a student's perspective. The panel will share data, stories, and student feedback. 

Speakers

  • Insiya Bream, Assistant Vice Provost, Data & Systems, University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Mackenzie Hall, Graduate Apprentice, Office of the Registrar, Elon University
  • April Jolley, Student, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Jeff King, Ed.D., Executive Director Transform Learn, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Zander Taylor, Assistant Registrar, Elon University

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27 July 2020

Models for How to Strategize Your CLR Readiness

CLR early adopters know that successful projects require robust planning and collaboration. At this roundtable, we'll walk through key considerations for starting up a CLR initiative on your campus. CLR experts from three institutions will lead the discussion and share their experiences and advice.

Speakers

  • Susan Donat, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Messiah University
  • Mark McConahay, Associate Vice Provost and Registrar, Indiana University
  • Meena Naik, UNT Career Connect Program Director, University of North Texas

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29 June 2020

Comprehensive Learner Records: What and Why

New to CLR? This roundtable will provide an opportunity to understand the goals, benefits, and current efforts of CLR projects. Join the discussion and get your CLR questions addressed.

Speakers

  • Jeff Bohrer, Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
  • Tom Green, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

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CLR Resources

See the collection of CLR Resources curated by IMS members for higher education.