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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Donna Liss
Submission Date March 14, 2012
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Truman State University
PAE-T2-11: Community Service on Transcripts

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Chief Information Officer
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Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
Yes

A brief description of the practice:

Although Truman is not unique in recording and recognizing student out-of-class experiences, there are some aspects of our program which are unique. For example, our cocurricular records are based on the Cocurricular Planning Map which is organized to encourage activities that support desired learning outcomes and our University Mission. We also provide students with two methods to keep track of these activities: the Cocurricular Journal and the Cocurricular Record.

The Cocurricular Journal and the Cocurricular Record are both organized into the following categories:

•Athletics and Recreational Activities
•Awards and Recognitions
•Creative Works
•Employment
•Internships
•Leadership
•Memberships
•Miscellaneous
•Performances
•Presentations
•Professional Development
•Publications
•Research
•Service

Cocurricular Planning Map - Quadrant 4 – Effective Leadership and Responsible Citizenship

Higher education has a responsibility to train young people to make a positive contribution to their society. Activities that help students develop the knowledge, skill and experience to motivate and guide others are included. The responsibilities inherent in membership in local, national and world communities such as participation in the political process and volunteer service are also included in Quadrant 4 activities.

Responsible citizenship requires students to develop attitudes and behaviors consistent with the effective functioning of a democratic society. Effective leadership necessitates skills and knowledge resulting in ethically influencing people and processes. The citizens and leaders of tomorrow must understand the responsibilities inherent in membership in a national and world community. Based on that understanding they can meet the challenges they will face as citizens and leaders in the future.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.