Co-Curricular Plans, Commitments, and Transcripts
Co-curricular plans are developed between the advisor and student. Each student is expected to develop a personalized co-curricular plan that best meets their individual interests and development needs. Each co-curricular plan will encompass the 4 co-curricular pathways mentioned above. Over time, students will work with their faculty advisor to develop a minimum of six total co-curricular commitments- one required within each pathway and two elective commitments in a pathway of the students choosing. Students will also eventually work with their advisor to “map” these co-curricular commitments back to the School’s 10 key co-curricular constructs (see below).
Co-curricular commitments are personally-developed, goal-oriented, action statements within a given pathway. They are a promise or a pledge to grow and develop in certain ways through intentional involvement. Co-curricular commitments include both an investment of psychological and physical energy. The investment of psychological energy requires students to self-reflect and embrace intentional thinking/planning towards commitments and to make meaning of those experiences after the fact. The investment of physical energy is the time spent engaging in the targeted experiences which foster growth and development. Both factors of involvement (psychological and physical) are integral to crafting meaningful experiences.
The co-curricular transcript is a living, breathing representation of how students invest their time in co-curricular experiences. Much like an academic transcript, the co-curricular transcript catalogs involvement over time – student organizations, national organization, service/outreach, leadership, career development, and the like. In tandem with the academic transcript, the co-curricular transcript paints a clear picture of the comprehensive PharmD experience for each student and serves as a powerful tool for post-graduation searches.