WHAT IS A CO-CURRICULAR TRANSCRIPT
The Co-Curricular Transcript is a web-based, official document where you can list your out-of-classroom experiences occurring on campus at New Paltz. It also highlights desirable skills and outcomes employers seek from graduates. To give the Co-Curricular Transcript an official “stamp of approval”, every experience you submit must be validated by a college employee. This program is a collaborative partnership with the Offices of Student Activities, Career Resource Center, and Records & Registration.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE A CO-CURRICULAR TRANSCRIPT
The Co-Curricular Transcript is an excellent way to monitor and track your out-of-classroom experiences while a student at New Paltz . As the program allows you to track the skills and outcomes employers desire, you can get guidance developing your skills by seeking other co-curricular experiences offered on the New Paltz campus. The Co-Curricular Transcript can also be attached to job or graduate school application or as a supplemental document to your resume.
HOW TO START A CO-CURRICULAR TRANSCRIPT
To enroll, you must be at least a second year student and attend an enrollment workshop conducted by the Office of Student Activities. At the workshop you will gain access to the my.newpaltz.edu program link, learn how the program is run and how to use and manage your account. Please note that in the Fall 2011, we will only enroll current sophomores. In Fall 2012, we will enroll only sophomores and juniors and in Fall 2013, we will enroll all students with at least a second year status with the college.
Spring 2013 Enrollment Workshops Hosted by the Office of Student Activities:
Monday, Jan. 28, 12 p.m., LC 110
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m., LC 110
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 12:15 p.m., CSB 145
Friday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m., LC 110
Tuesday, March 5, 5 p.m., LC 110
Thursday, April 11, 12 p.m., LC 110
HOW DOES THE CO-CURRICULAR TRANSCRIPT WORK
Once you are enrolled in the Co-Curricular Transcript program, you can select from the over 200 student experiences. Once you identify the experience you have completed, you complete the online form in my.newpaltz.edu. You will be asked to select up to 5 skills or learning outcomes that you believe you learned the most from having completed that experience. Continue and repeat for each experience that you have. Once you submit an experience, an e-mail will be generated to the campus employee that can verify that experience. Once they verify the experience, it will get added to your transcript. If you can not find your experience, please e-mail email@example.com with the experience name and what campus employee oversees, advises, or manages that experience. The Office of Student Activities will work with that person to add the experience into the program. In order for us to make the program an official, college-verified transcript, all experiences must be validated by an employee of the college.
HOW TO GET AN OFFICIAL COPY OF YOUR CO-CURRICULAR TRANSCRIPT
At any time, you may request an copy of your Co-Curricular Transcript at the Office of Records and Registration in Haggerty Room 19. Each copy will cost $5.
TYPES OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDED
Campus Committee Membership: Ideal if you were a student representative on a council or committee with any academic or administrative group of the college.
Community Service: For those experiences that you were involved in with campus sponsored community service or other volunteerism. Service conducted with outside agencies can not be included in the college Co-Curricular Transcript program.
Honors and Awards: Examples would include department or club awards, inductions into honor societies, or other types of recognition and accolades you received from the college.
Leadership Activities: Specifically designated for paraprofessional positions, mentoring experiences, or other non-club based experiences in which you had a leadership role or training.
Non-Credit Bearing Academic Experiences: List your academically geared experiences such as research for which you did not gain academic credit or remuneration. Please note that these experiences must take place on campus and must be able to be verified by a college faculty member.
Performances and Shows: For college sponsored theatre, dance, or art exhibits in which you were featured or held a key role.
Student Government and Organizations: For all experiences and leadership roles you held in any student governing body, club, organization, troupe, chapter, or honor society.
SKILL AND OUTCOMES FOR CO-CURRICULAR EXPERIENCES
In partnership with the Career Resource Center, we have identified the following list of desirable skills and outcomes that you may gain from the experiences you have outside the classroom. These skills and outcomes are ones that employers are looking for in their candidates. Use the Co-Curricular Transcript as a tool to help you become the most well-rounded candidate. For individual guidance and consultation, please contact the Career Resource Center for an appointment at 845-257-3265.
Computer and Technology Skills
Learns Effectively on Own
Marketing and Promotion
Problem Solving Skills
Takes Lead on Projects
Works Well with Others
Once you have Co-Curricular Transcript access through my.newpaltz.edu and you enter your experience, you will see that the campus designee has already selected the skills and outcomes they believe are likely from the experience. From the skills and outcomes they have validated, you will be able to select the top five (5) skills and outcomes you believe that you have learned from the experience to be listed on the Co-Curricular Transcript. For questions about the Co-Curricular Transcript program, please stop by the Office of Student Activities and Union Services in Student Union 211, or call 845-257-3025.
FORMS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS
- This Form should ONLY be completed by Student Clubs that do NOT have a campus advisor. Those clubs with campus advisors should have the campus advisor make sure club positions are entered into the Co-Curricular Transcript system via my.newpaltz.edu and also serve as the campus coordinator to verify student experiences electronically.
Coming Soon: Listing of All Experiences, and much more!
Enrollment, Participation & General Questions: Student Activities and Union Services, Student Union 211, 845-257-3025, firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Counseling, Guidance, and Using Your CCT: Career Resource Center, Humanities room 105
Official Copies: Records and Registration, Haggerty Room 19