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Do you CLR? Empowering authentic lifelong learning through Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR)

Canvas LiveStream Event


Steven Hawks

Director of Undergraduate Assessment

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Dr. Natasha Jankowski

Higher Education & Assessment Consultant


Jared Stein

Vice President of of Higher Education Strategy


Mustafa Sualp



January 28, 2021 @ 12:30 PM 1:30 PM ET


We are all experiencing unique challenges during this new normal, but amidst the challenges are opportunities for partnership and new ways of thinking and learning. Join us for a campfire chat with ed-tech leaders Mustafa Sualp, the CEO of AEFIS, and Jared Stein, VP of Higher Education Strategy for Instructure, along with colleagues from the University of Minnesota as they discuss their partnership and the roles their organizations play in advancing authentic assessment for lifelong learning, skills-recognition, and employability enablement through Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR).

Our Agenda

  • Empowering authentic lifelong learning through Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR)
  • Challenges and opportunities in the New Normal
  • Authentic Assessment for Lifelong Learning
  • Technology Blueprint for Digital Transformation to CLR
  • Best Practice Examples from the Field

Key Takeaways

1. Gain insight into how higher education partners with AEFIS+Canvas to provide authentic assessment for lifelong learning

2. Discover the technology blueprint for digital transformation to CLR

3. Listen to AEFIS+Canvas partners as they showcase their best practices examples from the field


Steven Hawks, Director of Undergraduate Assessment, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Steven Hawks serves as a campus-wide resource on undergraduate assessment and works with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop, implement, and coordinate assessment efforts of undergraduate student learning outcomes across the undergraduate experience. He also is responsible for compliance with accreditation criteria on assessment of student learning, and is the institutional representative for undergraduate SERU (Student Experience in the Research University) survey. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Steve served as the Assistant Director of Assessment at Kansas State University.

Dr. Natasha Jankowski, Higher Education & Assessment Consultant, N/A

Dr. Natasha Jankowski is the former Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and previously served as a research associate professor with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is co-author of the book Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education, as well as co-author of Degrees that Matter: Moving Higher Education to a Learning Systems Paradigm, and co-editor of Student-Focused Learning and Assessment: Involving Students in the Learning Process in Higher Education. A forthcoming book focuses on equity and assessment. Her areas of focus include assignment design, transparency, evidence-based storytelling, equity, mapping and alignment of learning, and all things assessment. Dr. Jankowski is the recipient of Kent State University’s Alumni Award and the Young Alumni Award from the College of Education at UIUC. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and a B.A. in philosophy from Illinois State University.

Jared Stein, Vice President of of Higher Education Strategy, Instructure

Jared Stein is Vice President of Education Strategy for Instructure for Instructure’s Canvas learning management system (LMS) where he and his team work with higher education and K-12 institutions nationwide to uncover the impact of educational technology on online teaching and learning. These insights drive Instructure’s efforts and contributes knowledge to the broader field of online learning technology. Stein frequently speaks at industry conferences, including InstructureCon, and contributes to various online learning publications and blogs. He is also co-founder and director of the Teaching With Technology Idea Exchange (TTIX). Prior to joining Canvas, Stein served as Director of the Innovation Center and Director of Instructional Design Services at Utah Valley University where he helped teachers design effective blended and online programs by emphasizing real-world learning, openness, student engagement, and usability. He also held adjunct and associate professorships. Additional higher education efforts include planning for present and future challenges through grassroots, faculty-driven initiatives and top-level leadership strategies like the Hybrid Teaching Initiative. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University.

Mustafa Sualp, Founder, AEFIS

I'm the founder, and servant leader of AEFIS — the leading Education Technology (EdTech) company that partners with Higher Education to improve learner success and empower authentic lifelong learning. At AEFIS, our passion is to empower authentic lifelong learning. We partner with colleges and universities to deliver end-to-end solutions for authentic lifelong learning, skills recognition, and employability enablement. AEFIS's powerful software helps our partners to transition to authentic assessment for learning, drives measurable results, and engages students throughout their lifelong learning journey with the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR). High-quality education is at the core of innovative, forward-moving, and just societies. Our work is helping higher ed transition to authentic assessment for learning and lifelong learner success. This is also disrupting inequitable systems and providing actionable equity and transparency through data. I am forever grateful for my amazing team (A-Team), our incredible mentors and phenomenal partners, and for the opportunity we have been given to create a strong positive social impact during a time of uncertainty and disruption. And yes, I am with the resistance… 


AEFIS, the leading ed tech company that partners with higher education to improve learner success through empowering authentic assessment for lifelong learning, successfully completed the IMS Global Learning Consortium® certification conformance assessment for the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) standard, making AEFIS the first software solution to achieve IMS CLR certification. This certification adds to AEFIS’s portfolio of IMS certifications including Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange®(CASE®), Open Badges, and Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI), demonstrating AEFIS’s commitment to interoperability.

Learn more on how AEFIS can help you with CLR and student success by requesting a webinar.

About Canvas from Instructure

Canvas is a web-based learning management system, or LMS. It is used by learning institutions, educators, and students to access and manage online course learning materials and communicate about skill development and learning achievement. Canvas includes a variety of customizable course creation and management tools, course and user analytics and statistics, and internal communication tools. Institutions may provide users with a Canvas account, or individual users can try the free version by signing up for their own account.

Learn more about how institutions around the world use Canvas to increase student engagement and success.

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