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Record of Student Development. Nipissing University, Brantford Campus Co-Curricular Transcript. Purpose. Provides official recognition of extra-curricular involvement and achievements Encourages involvement Recognizes learning outside the classroom

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Record of student development

Record of Student Development

Nipissing University, Brantford Campus

Co-Curricular Transcript



  • Provides official recognition of extra-curricular involvement and achievements

  • Encourages involvement

  • Recognizes learning outside the classroom

  • Independently records & validates experiences

What it records

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)


  • -Items must meet the following criteria in order to be included on the Record of Student Development:

  • 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)



-3 specific categories included on the Record of Student Development:


-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


Categories continued

- included on the Record of Student Development: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

Categories continued…

Categories continued1

- included on the Record of Student Development: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

Categories continued…


  • Awards provided by Nipissing University included on the Record of Student Development:

  • 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



  • 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



  • Registration is required! Development, they

  • Register On-Line:

  • Note: only those who register will receive a Record

  • No deadline to register


Adding activities to your record

Adding activities to your record Development, they


-Now you need to submit a “Student Verification Form”

Upon registration you can submit individual activities on-line.

The “Student Verification Form” will also be available on the Nipissing Brantford website… stay tuned!


  • 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


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

Verification Continued

Requesting your record

Requesting your Record are participating, we will submit and verify participation on your behalf by providing a group listing (e.g., Mentors,

  • Contact Transition Programs at 705.474.3450, ext: 4241 or e-mail [email protected]

  • 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: [email protected] Each copy is $5.00.

  • Payment Options: same as methods of payment for iTeach fee (e.g., cheque made payable to Nipissing University or on-line banking)