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1 Record of Student Development Nipissing University, Brantford Campus Co-Curricular Transcript

2 Purpose  Provides official recognition of extra-curricular involvement and achievements  Encourages involvement  Recognizes learning outside the classroom  Independently records & validates experiences

3 What it Records  Nipissing University activities outside an established curriculum  Nipissing University activities and volunteer opportunities participated in while registered as a Nipissing Student (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) *must meet specific criteria  May record Nipissing paid positions that meet the specific criteria  Non-academic awards (i.e., merit based bursaries, leadership awards, program-based recognitions, etc)

4 Criteria -Items must meet the following criteria in order to be included on the Record of Student Development: 1)Activity provides meaningful learning experiences 2) Activity is extra-curricular in nature and is not required for academic credit 3) Activity is verified by a designated Supervisor (could be a staff member, faculty or administration)

5 Categories -3 specific categories -Foundational: -method or actions taken by the student to be introduced to a program/organization/position -might involve training, extra-curricular lectures, guest speakers or workshops and/or membership in a student, university or community organization -passive presence -SAC, NUSA, Year 1 Workshop Series, SCWI and Literacy Day

6 Categories continued… -Experiential: -practical / experiential aspect of the extra-curricular activity -experience of learning through doing and where the student will apply their foundational knowledge -defined role or commonly held duties or expectations -may be a paid position -Alternative Service Learning, peer Mentorship (Mentor and Novice), International Placement, Executive of a club, research assistant, iTeach Bridging Program, Strong Start

7 Categories continued… -Leadership: -recognition of how the student, either through their position or personal leadership, transformed themselves, the university and/or the community through creative, responsible and decisive action -usually represents activities in which the student has a great amount of freedom and responsibility -may include a role that involves teaching or researching. -Dr. David Suzuki Lesson Plan initiative, Diversity workshop presentations, President of clubs, meetings with Board of Governors, curriculum development and research, GO Conference

8 Awards  Awards provided by Nipissing University  Dave Marshall Leadership Award, Trussler Award, Nipissing Brantford awards  At this time, the record does not recognize any awards that are presented by community organizations

9 Recording  If a student is interested in obtaining a Record of Student Development, they need to register with Transition Programs Department of Nipissing University  The student is responsible for providing all information about the activities they have been involved in  Activities should be added to the record within the academic year they were completed (*Exception: retro-active activities)  Important Note: Requests to add retro-active activities must be submitted by June 30, 2011. Requests after this date will not be accepted.  Verification of this information will be conducted by Transition Programs staff in co-ordination with Nipissing University’s Brantford Campus

10 Registration  Registration is required!  Register On-Line:  Note: only those who register will receive a Record  No deadline to register

11 Adding activities to your record Registered? -Now you need to submit a “Student Verification Form” Role/Position/Worksh ops/ Training Seminars/Awards and Distinctions Organization /OfficeContact Name/Number DatesType in Your Initials Here Upon registration you can submit individual activities on-line. The “Student Verification Form” will also be available on the Nipissing Brantford website… stay tuned!

12 Verification  Each entry must be verified by a recognized Supervisor (you indicate this person on the submission form). Consider Faculty or Staff involved. Examples:  NUSA/SAC: Kelly  Alternative Placements/SCWI/Mentorship: Deanne  Awards, Course initiatives: Maria/faculty  Various Workshops: workshop presenter  Transition Programs will contact the Supervisor for verification

13 Verification Continued  For activities where a large cohort of teacher candidates are participating, we will submit and verify participation on your behalf by providing a group listing (e.g., Mentors, iTeach Bridging Program)  Individual activities (e.g., workshop participation, volunteer opportunities) must be submitted by the student  The Supervisor will determine which category an activity fits under  Moving forward, the category that an activity fits under will be included in the advertisement for the activity or event

14 Requesting your Record  Contact Transition Programs at 705.474.3450, ext: 4241 or e-mail  On average, a record takes 1 month to be processed  All students who have registered with Transition Programs will receive one copy of their Record at Convocation  For additional copies, you can request a copy of your record by e-mailing Transition Programs: Each copy is $  Payment Options: same as methods of payment for iTeach fee (e.g., cheque made payable to Nipissing University or on-line banking)

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