|Submission Date||Oct. 10, 2014|
University of Alberta
PAE-T2-11: Community Service on Transcripts
Program Lead (Outreach & Engagement)
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
A brief description of the practice:
A joint initiative of the University of Alberta and the Students’ Union, the Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is designed to provide students with official recognition of on-campus volunteer work and involvement. The CCR is an institutionally recognized document of student engagement and student leadership involvement. The purpose of the CCR is to foster both an understanding of, and recognition for, the value of learning and development that occurs for students as a part of university life outside of the classroom. Students involved in campus volunteer work log their hours and involvement into an online database that is then verified by the student and staff leaders of those organizations for its accuracy. Once the validation process has been completed the student receives a reusable electronic copy of their volunteer record signed by the Dean of Students as well as the President of the Students’ Union.
COMMUNITY SERVICE-LEARNING CERTIFICATE
The Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning is awarded to students that have significantly integrated community service-learning (CSL) into their post-secondary education. The knowledge and experience gained through service-learning are applicable to a wide range of careers, including those in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the volunteer sector, business and government, and academic institutions. Students in all undergraduate programs at the U of A are eligible for the Certificate, which is received upon graduation and noted in the official student transcript. Requirements to receive the certificate include taking a certain number of CSL designated courses as well as an additional non-credit community service opportunity.
The website URL where information about the practice is available:
Additional Responsible Parties
Centre for Student Development
University of Alberta Students’ Union
Community Service-Learning Certificate
Community Service-Learning Program
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.