The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official university document which encourages St. Jerome’s University students to reflect on and physically document the learning, growth, and development they accomplished throughout their time at the University. With the CCR, St. Jerome’s University will officially recognize and validate all of these integral experiences that are not captured by an academic transcript.
The CCR is also a tool for students to seek-out and engage with different co-curricular experiences, authenticate the experiences they have, develop language to communicate what kind of learning took place, and reflect on how different experiences connect to in-class learning, professional aspirations, and/or personal interests.
The CCR is available to all St. Jerome’s University affiliated undergraduate students. Whether you’ve lived in residence, are academically enrolled, or have participated in the co-curricular experiences offered, you are eligible to build your CCR.
Use the CCR How-To-Guide to find out how to access the CCR!
The CCR at St. Jerome's University recognizes co-curricular experiences that students engage in throughout their university career. When a student wins an award, engages in an experiential and service learning opportunity, participates in a personal and professional development session, or takes on a leadership role, these experiences can be added as CCR recognized experiences.
Students have the opportunity to participate in an incredible variety of activities and experiences throughout their undergraduate university career. All of these opportunities are important, however, in orer for the experience to count on the St. Jerome's University CCR, it must meet a set of criteria developed by the CCR Working Group. The criteria require eligible experiences to promote holistic involvement and development by being experiences that are connected to the University, promote active engagement, and are tied to intentional learning opportunities for students to engage with.
The CCR will recognize and validate experiences/accomplishments that meet the following criteria:
Experiences that are affiliated with and in a recognized partnership with St. Jerome’s University
Approved experiences existing in the CCR bank of opportunities must have an assigned validator who is an approved student staff, staff or faculty member of St. Jerome’s University or the University of Waterloo. Once the experience has been submitted, experiences must be reviewed by the assigned validator on an annual basis to ensure that all information (validator information, experience description, selected competencies and learning outcomes, etc.) is accurate and up-to-date. In order for the experience to be added to a student’s individual CCR, the student must submit their chosen competencies and learning outcomes for validation within the dead-line set for each academic term.
Experiences that are not already formally recognized by the University
Experiences must be co-curricular in nature and not formally recognized by another record and/or transcript provided by St. Jerome’s University. Specifically, co-op positions will not be recognized on the CCR because they are already recognized through the Co-op Student Record. Additionally, academic components of courses that are captured on the academic transcript will not be recognized. However, experiential components of courses that complement the academic components can be submitted for approval to be validated experiences.
Experiences that are linked to specific Competencies and Learning Outcomes
One core purpose of the CCR is to encourage students to reflect on experiences and explore personal areas of learning and growth. Therefore, experiences included in the CCR must have explicit and intentional learning and development opportunities for students. The CCR has an extensive list of learning outcomes which are sorted into specific competencies. Each experience must be tied to a set of competencies and learning out-comes that act as an accurate guide in directing intentional student learning, reflection and development. The following is a list of competencies validators can attribute to their experiences: Learning outcomes associated with these competencies are found in Appendix 1.