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Student Engagement Transcript at a Glance 

What is it?
The Student Engagement Transcript is an official listing and validation of your leadership roles, community service, internship experiences, and much more. 

Why do I need it?
Official copies of your Student Engagement Transcript are a great complement to your resume and academic transcript when applying to colleges/universities, prospective employers, or scholarship committees.

How do I submit entries to my transcript?

1. Attend an event and fill out the Info Card provided at the event
2.
 Go to the SET Entry Form and fill it out with the information you noted on your Info Card.
3. Upon hitting submit, Student Life will receive your submission and validate the entry.
4. As soon as your entry is verified, the event goes on your transcript.

How do I build it?
Attend everything! OK, so not everything can go on your transcript, but many events and activities on campus are approved by Student Life for inclusion. The more events, activities, fundraisers, volunteer projects, workshops and seminars you attend, the more entries you will have on your transcript. Follow the QR Code below for a listing of all events currently approved for your Student Engagement Transcript.

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Categories of the Student Engagement Transcript

The Student Engagement Transcript is an official college document that may enhance your Academic transcript.  The Student Engagement Transcript is an official listing and validation of your leadership roles, community service, internship experiences, and other learning experiences that take place outside of the classroom that do not appear on your academic transcript. 

In these competitive times, employers and 4-year colleges are looking for students who are engaged in their communities and developing the skills and experiences that may give them the edge. The Student Engagement Transcript can give potential employers and transfer colleges a more complete picture of who you are and what experiences you will bring their organization. 

The categories are described below. The Student Engagement Transcript committee evaluates new events each month and determines eligibility for entry on the Engagement transcript. Event planners are encouraged to publicize their events that have been approved for inclusion on the Student Engagement Transcript.

Athletics
Experiences eligible for Student Engagement Transcript include being an eligible student-athlete on an intercollegiate Athletic Team. In addition to team participation, the awards and honors achieved as a student athlete will also be recognized in the Honors and Awards Category.
 (ex. Baseball, softball, Region XIX and GSAC Championships)

Arts & Culture
Experiences in which students participate in arts, music, drama, creative writing or gain exposure to diverse cultures, and backgrounds through attendance at an approved event. (ex. participating in a school drama or musical production, attending one of the approved Heritage Series or theatre events.)

Campus/Civic Engagement
Experiences in which students participate in workshops, seminars and other activities that demonstrate commitment to learning and active civic responsibility by fostering citizenship, political awareness, public service, philanthropic and volunteer service on and off-campus.
 (ex. Volunteering for the local food pantry, raising funds for Relay for Life, volunteering for a campus office or for ROARS)

Clubs & Organization Involvement
Active participation in clubs/organizations as a member or leader develops skills in decision making, teamwork, communication, and more. (ex. Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa, Programming Board or any other recognized club/organization on campus)

Personal/Career Enrichment
Participation in approved workshops, seminars, conferences, and other activities that develop professional, career, and life skills that employers and colleges may value in their selection process. (ex. Financial Literacy program, Time Management Workshop, Values Clarification, Career Workshops)

Service Learning
Service Learning is a credit-bearing program in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets an identified community need.
  Students reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.

Honors & Awards
Raritan Valley Community College bestows honors, awards and scholarships on students who demonstrate distinguished academic and/or personal achievement.
  (ex. Dean's Awards, Nota Bené, Student Leadership Award.)

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Learning Outcomes 

The following are the general major areas of student learning and development outcomes:

Knowledge Acquisition, Integration, Construction, and Application: understanding knowledge from a range of disciplines; connecting knowledge to other knowledge, ideas, and experiences; constructing knowledge; and relating knowledge to daily life 

Cognitive Complexity
Critical thinking; reflective thinking; effective reasoning; and creativity 

Intrapersonal Development
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect; identity development; commitment to ethics and integrity; and spiritual awareness 

Interpersonal Competence 
Meaningful relationships; interdependence; collaboration; and effective leadership
 

Humanitarianism, Arts, Culture and Civic Engagement 
Understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences; social responsibility; global perspective; and sense of civic responsibility
 

Practical Competence 
Pursuing goals; communicating effectively; technical competence; managing personal affairs; managing career development; demonstrating professionalism; maintaining health and wellness; and living a purposeful and satisfying life
 

(adapted from The Council for the Advancement of Standards Learning and Developmental Outcomes)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) 

What is the RVCC Student Engagement Transcript?  
The Student Engagement Transcript is an official listing and validation of your leadership roles, community service, internship experiences, and much more.
 

How can the RVCC Student Engagement Transcript be used?  
Official copies of the transcript may be used to complement your resume and academic transcript when applying to colleges/universities, prospective employers, or scholarship committees.
 

Who can participate in the RVCC Transcript program? 
Raritan Valley Community College students 

Can I include entries for off-campus activities?     
Experiences listed on your Student Engagement Transcript must be connected to RVCC in some way. Also, the experience must have taken place during your time registered at RVCC, fall within the parameters of the categories, and be validated by an appropriate supervisor.
 

When should entries be submitted? 
The Transcript Entry and Validation Form should be submitted within 30 days after completion of each activity to allow for confirmation and to keep your transcript current.
  

How long does the transcript last?   
Entries for the transcript begin your first day at Raritan Valley Community College and conclude at graduation. Transcripts can be requested as needed in the future.  

What will my Student Engagement Transcript look like?   
It will be an official document, printed on security paper and signed.
  You can view a sample of the Student Engagement Transcript HERE. The original will be printed on security paper that alters copies that are made. 

How do I submit entries for my transcript? 
1
. Attend an event and fill out the Info Card provided at the event
2. Go to the SET Entry Form and fill it out with the information you noted on your Info Card. 
3
. Upon hitting submit, Student Life will receive your submission and validate the entry.
4
. As soon as your entry is verified, the event goes on your transcript.

How do I keep track of my entries? 
Every time you submit an entry, an email of your submission will be sent to you. 

Should I submit entries for participation in an organization even if I submit an entry for being an officer of the organization? 
Generally, you will participate in a group before you become an officer, and typically, your participation in the group extends over a longer period of time.
  We suggest that you submit entries for each year of participation, as well as additional entries for any leadership position. 

What do I do if I hold more than one leadership position in an organization?   
You should submit a SET Entry Form for each position.

Can I submit the same entry if I continue participation in the group or hold the same office for an additional year?   
Yes.
  You should submit entries each year. 

Who can validate my entries? 
All entries must be validated by a faculty or staff member responsible for the event or activity whether on or off campus. (ie. Club Advisor, Service Learning Supervisor, Director or Dean responsible for the activity/experience/trip)
 

How do I request my Student Engagement Transcript?   
Fill out the SET Request Form.

Is there a fee associated with the request of my Student Engagement Transcript?
No, all copies of the SET are free.  

Can I request an UNOFFICIAL Copy of my SET?
Yes.  Fill out the SET Request Form, and select the option that reads, "Request an UNOFFICIAL Transcript"

How far in advance do I have to request my Student Engagement Transcript?   
If all entries have been completed, you can request your Student Engagement Transcript no less than fourteen (14) days prior to the date you want the transcript.
   

Should I make my own copies?  
No.
  Each official transcript will be an original with a signature from the Student Life Office. The security paper is not able to be copied clearly and cleanly. 

 Can I have my RVCC Student Engagement Transcript mailed directly to employers or graduate schools?  
No.
  Transcripts are given to the student.  They may be picked up at the Student Life Office or mailed to the student. 

Where can I get help with my entries or have my questions answered?  
Stop in the Student Life office during regular business hours, 8:30am – 5:30pm for further assistance.

How can my event be approved for Student Engagement Transcript entry?  
More information coming soon!

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