Awards and Recognitions

Criteria for Inclusion of Awards and Recognitions in the Cocurricular Record

In order to be eligible for inclusion on the Cocurricular Record, an awards/recognition must meet the following criteria:

  • The award/recognition is not received as part of a course for academic credit, represents significant involvement beyond the requirements of the course, OR results in a special achievement, certification, or recognition that is not reflected by the academic transcript. (If the experience includes the awarding of academic credit, approval from the appropriate academic dean is required for the experience to be listed on the Cocurricular Record).
  • The award/recognition is the result of a juried selection process or of reaching a significant standard of achievement.
  • The scope of the award is state, regional, national or university-wide.
  • The award/recognition results from considerable time and commitment on the part of the student.
  • The award/recognition is consistent with the learning outcomes identified by Truman and/or an academic department.  (Some Applications for Inclusion listing general education and departmental learning outcomes will require approval from the appropriate academic dean prior to inclusion of an experience as a part of the Cocurricular Record).
  • The experience involves a self-reflection experience as part of the application process, or
  • Students have the opportunity to get feedback regarding their performance in the experience and students have an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the quality of the experience.