What is a Co-curricular Transcript?
To encourage and support students in their development of servant leaders with three characteristics (Commitment to Life, Character to Serve and Competence to Lead), it is proposed to introduce Co-curricular Transcript (CCT). CCT serves as a record of co-curricular activities of students outside the classroom during the period of their studies. The objectives of CCT:
- To encourage and recognize students’ participation and achievement in co-curricular activities
- To encourage students to make plans for their personal and professional development.
- To provide support to students in their application of scholarship and awards, and their search for employment, internship and further studies.
Types of Co-curricular Activities
The areas of co-curricular activities which the CCT covers are as follows:
A. Personal Effectiveness — These activities aim at helping participants to enhance self understanding, life skills, personal attributes and characters. Examples are leadership training, personal growth workshop, character development activities, peer counselling, mentoring scheme, mental health programme, physical education courses and exploring personal interest.
B. Career and Professional Development — These activities aim at assisting participants to reflect on their career choices and strive for further studies or employment and continuous professional employment. Examples are job searching training, career education, workplace internship and attachment, learning skills training, orientation programmes and e-portfolio workshop.
C. Global and Cultural Enrichment — These activities aim at widening participants’ vision, appreciating human differences and developing multicultural competency. Example are overseas exchange, community-based learning, cultural function, study of global and environment issues and working with ethnic minorities.
D. Community and Civic Engagement – These activities aim at developing participants’ sense of civic responsibility and public interest, and to nurture a sense of stewardship in students. Examples are civic and political education, public and social policy forum, in-house service, community service, service learning, advocacy and research in community needs and community identity building.
E. Spiritual Development — These activities aim at encouraging students to appreciate their spiritual needs, reflect on the significance of life, develop life purpose, acquire a thirst for meaning and wholeness, engage in spiritual practices and integrate faith and knowledge.