President's Report Masthead
March 31, 2013

Involvement transcript

During the State of the University address, Vice President of Student Affairs Brian Rose updated the campus on the development of a robust, involvement transcript to support students as they embark on a career path or head for graduate school. Through B-Involved, an online tool that centralizes and organizes student involvement opportunities, a wide variety of information has been pre-loaded into more than 7,000 student files to give students a clear picture of their engagement activities that can be used for scholarship and job applications. 

Currently, 66 percent of undergraduates show engagement through pre-loaded information that documents involvement in the following kinds of activities:
    • athletic teams
    • awards, scholarships and honors received
    • campus jobs
    • certifications (e.g. CPR, EMT)
    • Club Sports and Intramurals
    • Greek life
    • honor societies
    • music and theater performance groups
    • peer advising programs
    • research assistants/lab assistants/teaching assistants
    • Residential Life (community/hall/councils)
    • Scholars programs
    • student ambassadors/tour guides
    • official University committees
    • University-sponsored externship/internships
    • University-sponsored mentoring/tutoring programs

Beginning this semester, students have the ability to self-report experiences, such as service-learning and philanthropic activities. Participation in Student Association-chartered groups will come online next as students propose a new name for B-Involved. The new name, to be unveiled by the end of the spring semester, will align with a redesigned website that showcases the functionality of the system and includes video tutorials and student testimonials on how the involvement transcript has benefited them.