About the Experiential Learning Transcript (ELT)
The Experiential Learning Transcript is a
unique hands-on tool available to students who have declared the leadership
minor and have completed LDR 3003 (Introduction to Leadership). Leadership minors are required to use the ELT to reflect on a wide array of experiential activities that serve as
venues for leadership practice, including volunteerism, employment, travel
abroad, internships, and a host of campus and community projects and activities.
Leadership minors should start posting to the ELT as soon as possible, beginning the term when the minor is effective on one's program evaluation (see
student records). Students are eligible to post to the ELT so long as they have satisfactorily completed Intro
to Leadership (LDR 3003) with a grade of C or higher, have officially declared the minor, and attended a required one-hour workshop about the ELT. Before declaring the minor, students should first consult with the Taylor Leadership Institute.
allow at least two terms of active ELT postings prior to enrolling in the final
leadership course (LDR 4263), which is generally taken during the student's
final term at UNF. Thus, leadership minors should start documenting their
leadership experiential learning not later than the beginning of their senior
year. The ELT becomes the database of reflected leadership practice which substantially informs the student’s final leadership capstone presentation
during LDR 4263/Leadership Practicum, generally taken during the final term just before graduation.
The ELT enables the student to document co-curricular leadership learning
experiences that occur outside the classroom. The process employs
"reflective practice" as it stimulates the student to assess the
significance of these activities in terms of their impact on a range of
leadership development outcomes. Leadership activities can cut across several
domains including (1) on-campus activities, (2) off-campus activities including
employment; (3) personal/family life events; and (4) course-related activities.
Each activity can generate multiple "learning experiences" with each
learning experience demonstrated by a particular leadership development
The ELT might be described as an online journal
where students practice experiential learning by documenting their developing
understanding of their emerging leadership style in the context of real world
experience, informed by an expanding body of "classroom knowledge"
and “reflective practice.” The process for preparing the narratives for
the ELT postings is in fact the real moment of the “learning experience” as the
learning outcomes associated with particular leadership practice activities
become more meaningful and mindful to the student.
- The ELT
enables the student to document co-curricular learning that occurs outside
the classroom, to the extent that learning impacts leadership
reflective practice, the ELT stimulates self-directed learning as
students identify and assess the significance of co-curricular activities
in terms of their impact on a range of leadership development competencies
- The ELT is
maintained as an official record of the University and is available
to the students after graduation;
- The ELT
complements the student’s academic transcript by providing evidence of
“real world” learning; it is an important "plus" credential
for students who graduate with the minor in Leadership;
- The ELT is
a symbol representing the UNF’s commitment to CBL (Community-Based
entries are reviewed and validated by the Taylor Leadership Institute. There is
no limit to the number of postings that a student can have on their ELT,
however a minimum of 12 postings is
required prior to admission to the final leadership practicum course (LDR 4263). Prior
to posting to the ELT, students are required to attend a one-hour workshop to
learn how to use the ELT. These workshops are offered in the first two
weeks of every term (Fall, Spring and Summer) and are posted to the Institute’s
website at TLI UPCOMING EVENTS.