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
LDR3003 (Introduction to Leadership). The ELT might be described as an online
journal where students create their leadership portfolios and practice
experiential learning by documenting their developing understanding of their
emerging leadership style in the context of real world experience. This is further fortified 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 students.
The ELT enables students to document co-curricular leadership
learning experiences that occur outside the classroom. Leadership minors can
use the ELT to reflect on a wide array of experiential activities from
leadership practice, including volunteerism, employment, travel abroad,
internships, and a host of campus and community projects and
activities. Writing an ELT entry employs "reflective practice"
as it stimulates students to assess the significance of leadership activities
in terms of their impact on a range of leadership development outcomes.
Leadership activities can cut across several platforms 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 and skill.
NOTE: The Taylor Leadership Institute has recently begun to implement
improvements to the ELT program. For students who have already initiated any
ELT entries, please continue to do so. As TLI further develops the ELT practice,
additional updates will become available. If you have any additional questions
please contact TLI at 904-620-5934, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by and speak with a