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What is the Co-Curricular Record?

Dalhousie’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official document from Dalhousie that will recognize students’ accomplishments and the experiential learning that occurs outside of the classroom, including campus-life and community engagement, volunteer and service leadership and awards for exemplary contributions.

How do I get a position recognized?

To get a position recognized simply fill out the request form.

 

How can students access it?

Students can gain access to the CCR platform through myCareer

  • Login by clicking here
  • Click on the Co-Curricular Record & DALconnects section

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The CCR will acknowledge accomplishments that:

  1. Relate directly to a student’s experience while at Dalhousie University
  2. Encourage and support student growth and development
  3. Contribute to the life, atmosphere and culture of the university
  4. Promote new learning opportunities for students to complement their overall experience

Categories:

Leadership (Student-Held Positions):
The university acknowledges the value of student leadership on campus for creating a culture of engagement and personal growth.  

Student accomplishments in this category include elected, appointed or hired positions within:

  • Residence Life
  • Student Societies
  • The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) and the King's Student Union (KSU)
  • Student Societies (ratified by the DSU)
  • Athletics and Recreation

Campus and Community Engagement:
Independent of their academic work, Dalhousie students collaborate with groups or agencies to produce desirable outcomes for the university and the larger community.

Student accomplishments in this category include:

  • Volunteer work on campus through existing Dalhousie events and initiatives (i.e. Open House, Alumni Events, Green Week etc.)
  • Community and/or group events on campus (i.e., fundraising programs such as Spread the Net and Tsunami Relief). Note: community-based accomplishments must have a formal connection to Dalhousie.
  • Peer Coaching, Mentoring or Tutoring

Training and Development
Students have the opportunity to engage in various training and development programs throughout the academic year.  These programs can help frame personal\professional goals, develop skills and create community connections. 

Student accomplishments in this category include:

  • Leadership Training (i.e., Conflict Resolution, Assertiveness, Diversity, Anti-Oppression)
  • Workshops delivered by Dalhousie community members (students, staff, faculty, alumni)
  • Academic development opportunities such as participation in conferences, seminars and lecture series

Course-related Service Learning or Experiential Learning
Academic programs or courses can present practical or out-of-class opportunities for students to apply and deepen knowledge and skills developed through classroom instruction. These opportunities may or may not contribute to the student’s academic assessment within their program or courses.

Student accomplishments in this category include:

  • Internships, co-op and field placements or study-abroad opportunities
  • Engagement activities on or off campus that are carried out under the general supervision of the course instructor
  • Support from course or program instructors is required for CCR recognition.

Awards and Recognition
Dalhousie recognizes the outstanding contributions made by students at the university in various ways.  The CCR will acknowledge these accomplishments so long as they do not appear on the academic transcript.

Student accomplishments in this category include Dalhousie and King's Awards for outstanding contributions, leadership or civic engagement

 

 

Grandfathering

The CCR will acknowledge accomplishments that meet the criteria set out in the guidelines above for the 2011–12 academic year onward.

Since each activity or accomplishment requires validation at the time of its completion, it can be difficult to validate activities or accomplishments from previous years.  The CCR program strives to be inclusive and fair to all students, therefore it will not be implemented retroactively.

Students can contact staff in the Dalhousie Career Services Centre for advice on how to capture activities and accomplishments occurring prior to 2011–12 within a resume, apply for jobs and/or post-graduate programs.

 




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