Cocurricular Journal Description
A significant body of research has demonstrated the importance of
out-of-class activities and experiences. These experiences contribute to a
student's persistence to graduation, satisfaction with their college experience,
leadership skill development, and growth on a number of learning outcomes
typically associated with coursework such as critical thinking.
Truman supports and encourages students to get involved in a variety of
experiences and activities outside of the classroom. The Cocurricular
Journal is a tool that we provide to help students plan, record and reflect upon
these experiences. Planning your activities and experiences can help you
get the most value from your time at Truman. You can ensure that you
have a variety of experiences and activities to help you achieve your goals.
The Cocurricular Journal provides a place and a process for recording these
experiences as they occur and are fresh on your mind. Planning can also
help you establish priorities and spread the experiences over your undergraduate
years. The Cocurricular Journal also walks you through a process for
reflecting on these experiences and identifying the significant contributions
these experiences have made to your growth and development.