JHU understands the effects of co-curricular learning on student engagement, achievement, and success. Co-curricular activities may within a program or outside the departmental and programmatic structure in divisions such as student affairs, athletics, and life design. To facilitate quality and equity of student access to impactful learning experiences outside the classroom environment, the University Council on Learning Assessment adopted a working definition for co-curricular learning activities that highlights the importance of assessment for improvement and to verify student learning. This definition also helps to inform how learning activities are aligned with institutional outcomes and included as part of the comprehensive learner record.
In addition, JHU provides an impressive offering of extra-curricular experiences that may be part of students’ lifelong learning portfolios. These activities are not required to directly assess student learning or align with institutional learning goals. Students can self-issue artifacts of their learning or accomplishments from extra-curricular engagement to their comprehensive learner record.
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