applied learning

Co-Curricular Transcripts Showcase Out-Of-Classroom Experiences

Co-Curricular Transcripts Showcase Out-Of-Classroom Experiences

The competition for jobs and internships can be very heavy. Other than your studies, what can be used to get a leg up on the competition? Experts say volunteer experience and extracurricular activities can boost your profile to potential employers. Now, students have a way to show off their participation and achievements outside of the classroom via co-curricular transcripts.

AACRAO asks business leaders: What are you looking for in a college grad?

 AACRAO asks business leaders: What are you looking for in a college grad?

The news is full of stories of businesses struggling to fill positions because they can’t find enough qualified graduates.  According to some business leaders, transcripts don’t give them the information they need to screen applicants. In addition, CEOs say, new employees arrive with college degrees but without the skills they need to succeed and must receive on-the-job training.

SUNY Board Calls for Expanded Applied Learning Opportunities for Students

SUNY Board Calls for Expanded Applied Learning Opportunities for Students

The State University of New York Board of Trustees, in accordance with the 2015-16 New York State Budget, today adopted a resolution calling for SUNY to collaboratively develop a plan to ensure that all students enrolled in an academic program have access to an applied or experiential learning opportunity, such as co-operative education, internships, service learning, research, community service, study abroad, and clinical placements.

Showcasing the Co-Curricular - ePortfolios and Digital Badges

Showcasing the Co-Curricular - ePortfolios and Digital Badges

Learning scientists at the University of Notre Dame have found a sweet spot in the pairing of digital badges and eportfolios: the perfect opportunity for students to showcase learning achievements not normally featured in traditional transcripts and student records.