Co-Curricular Experiential Learning PCDR Inclusion Criteria

Criteria Required for Experience Guelph Tracking of Co-curricular Activities

The following three (3) criteria must be met for a co-curricular experience to be tracked in Experience Guelph.

  1. Experience is offered by or in affiliation with U of G and adheres to a mutually agreed upon letter of understanding with the EL Hub.

Affiliation can include:

  1. Accurate participation records are available and experience completion is validated by faculty or staff of the University of Guelph.

Participation records means that the activity has the capacity to produce accurate lists of student participants that have completed all requirements of the experience for a given academic year. Any list would require at least one unique U of G identifier (e-mail address or student ID).

Staff can include graduate students and senior undergraduate students in paid leadership positions.

  1. Experience is clearly structured with learning outcomes designed to strengthen transferable skills, career competencies, and/or citizenship—all of which supports transition to the workforce.

Clearly structured means the experience includes: (a) learning outcomes that are constructively aligned with common employability knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs), and (b) active supervision/mentorship where students are provided with intentional guidance and support in achieving the learning outcomes of the experience.

Additional Criteria Required for PCDR Validation of Co-curricular Activities

In addition to criteria 1-3, the following additional three (3) criteria must be met for an experience to be eligible for validation on the student’s PCDR.

  1. Students complete self-assessment or reflection activities on the development of their knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs).
  2. Experience takes place in a real or simulated workplace that reflects authentic work demands.

Real or simulated workplace means an environment that models or emulates a workplace in function, equipment, or operation, wherein a student engages in activities reflecting real work experience.

Authentic work demands are defined as work contexts, processes, or practical experiences, with real-world application.

  1. Students receive feedback on their performance and learning outcomes from U of G staff or faculty, or an external supervisor such as an employer or community partner.

Download the Co-Curricular Experiential Learning PCDR Inclusion Criteria in PDF format.
Reviewed by the Experiential Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC) - March 29, 2021
For information about this document contact experience@uoguelph.ca

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