What is CCR?

Co-Curricular Record at Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University is committed to student success and the student experience. The University recognizes that engagement in co-curricular activities promotes holistic student development that synthesizes learning from a variety of contexts inside and outside of the classroom.

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) provides a centralized database of activities that lets students easily search for opportunities to develop their interests, self-developed learning goals, and career aspirations by connecting classroom learning to experiences outside the classroom. The CCR supports the development of VIU’s Graduate Attributes.

Students are able to print and/or download an official Co-Curricular Record which is authenticated by the institution.

Criteria and the Validation Process

Activities recognized on the CCR must be approved by one of the University’s evaluation committees and they must meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. The activity must be affiliated to the University through the sponsorship of a member of the University’s faculty or staff.

  2. Successful completion of the activity must be validated by a recognized faculty/staff validator.

  3. The learning developed through participation in the activity must be intentionally associated with at least one of VIU’s Graduate Attributes.

  4. Students must demonstrate goal-setting and intentional, active, and reflective learning throughout their engagement in the activity.

  5. Students must complete a minimum of 15 hours for each position activity.

  6. Non-academic credit can be recorded on CCR.

View an Official VIU Sample Record

Benefits of CCR

For Students:

  • Co-curricular engagement and a holistic university experience, and contributes to student success

  • Students can emphasize their Co-Curricular Record in interviews for graduate programs and career aspirations

  • Engaging in opportunities to develop VIU’s Graduate Attributes helps students develop and articulate relevant knowledge and skills that can be demonstrated to employers and for applications/awards

  • Provides a platform for students to involve themselves within the community

  • Students receive recognition for their commitment to co-curricular learning

  • Enhances student self-awareness and develops professional competencies

For Faculty/Staff:

  • Officially facilitates and records opportunities for experiential learning outside the classroom that is relevant to their respective academic areas

  • The CCR program at VIU provides faculty and staff an opportunity to support and recognize their students’ non-credit  experiential learning

  • To promote student engagement in their activities

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