Cocurricular Involvement Transcript: Areas of Development

One aspect of your Cocurricular Involvement Transcript is the analysis of what skills or competencies were developed as a result of specific experiences. Below you will find six categories of skill development. Each skill or ability is defined to offer clarity in determining in what areas you experienced growth. On each Activity you create in the Transcript, you may list up to three skills that were enhanced by your involvement in that particular activity. We do recommend that you limit the skills listed and reference the skills in the Description of Involvement section to inform the reader about skills learned.

Academic and Intellectual Competence

  1. Research/Assessment - capable of employing various data collection techniques to find answers, advance current knowledge, or improve existing practices
  2. Analytic Ability - ability to disassemble the whole into parts and see the relationship of the parts to the whole
  3. Computer Literacy - ability to effectively use various computing applications.
  4. Writing Skills - ability to express ideas clearly and in an organized format
  5. Short & Long Range Planning - ability to establish and meet goals in a timely fashion
  6. Financial Management - ability to administer fiscal affairs of an organization/event such as budgeting and fundraising
  7. Detail Orientation - evidence of clarity, accuracy, and precision to work
  8. Entrepreneurship - creating and developing new programs
  9. Language Fluency - ability to effectively use more than one language

Aesthetic Awareness and Knowledge
Evidence of knowledge/direct involvement in the production, creation or exhibition of:

  1. Music
  2. Art
  3. Drama
  4. Literature
  5. Dance
  6. Film/Photography
  7. Crafts
  8. Multimedia

Cultural/Societal Awareness and Appreciation
Evidence of understanding, respecting, and appreciating:

  1. Religion - various religious practices and traditions
  2. Race/Ethnicity - individuals from different racial/ethnic backgrounds and the complexity of relationships between individuals of different races/ethnicities
  3. Countries/Geography - effect of location, climate, and culture on human activity
  4. Global Concerns - the interdependency of the world's partners
  5. Social Awareness - awareness of issues related to gender, sexual orientation, or other societal concerns (i.e. violence, health care, drugs, etc.)
  6. Civic Responsibility - participation in the democratic process either on- or off-campus
  7. Volunteerism - helping others; working with individuals or groups of people in community services agencies and non-profit organizations

Health and Physical Fitness
Evidence of good habits and practices in:

  1. Emotional Wellness - able to maintain emotional balance
  2. Recreation/Leisure Activities - able to utilize free time in a constructive manner
  3. Physical Fitness - participation in club sports, intramurals and/or intercollegiate athletics

Interpersonal Relationships

  1. Effective Group Member - ability to function effectively within a structured group experience; working collaboratively with others
  2. Consensus Building - ability to find compromise when faced with conflict
  3. Problem Solving - ability to offer solutions, make decisions, complete complicated tasks, or resolve conflicts
  4. Presentation Skills - evidence of presentations/speaking with groups
  5. Leadership Skills - ability to motivate and organize others into an effective group; ability to lead group through various tasks
  6. Teaching/Coaching - ability to instruct and encourage others
  7. Listening Skills - ability to utilize non-verbal techniques, receive information and exhibit empathy
  8. Delegation Skills - ability to assign roles, effectively distribute tasks and supervise completion of tasks
  9. Negotiating - ability to arrange or settle by discussion and mutual agreement
  10. Team Building - ability to motivate others to work towards a common goal

Personal Identity and Lifestyle Skills

  1. Moral/Personal Values - evidence of commitment to ethical/principled behavior
  2. Initiative - ability to begin/originate actions or ideas without being urged
  3. Time Management - ability to manage and use time efficiently, meet deadlines
  4. Stress Management - ability to function under pressure/time restraints; evidence of managing multiple responsibilities effectively
  5. Setting/Achieving Goals - evidence that priorities/goals have been identified or met
  6. Decision Making - ability to weigh options, come to a conclusion, and be accountable for that decision
  7. Creativity - evidence of innovative thinking, planning, or activity
  8. Self Confidence - evidence of making own decisions; open to feedback from others
  9. Career Development


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