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About the Experiential Learning Transcript (ELT) 

Experiential Learning Transcript text on white and blue backgroundThe 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. 


Students should 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 outcome.

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 development;
  • Through 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 (outcomes);
  • 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 Learning);  


All ELT 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.