If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at Lakehead University, then you will want to create a Co-Curricular Record to document and authenticate your involvement in not-for-credit experiences and activities at Lakehead University.
A CCR will highlight your significant contributions to the Lakehead community in areas of leadership, governance, volunteering, teams, and even some paid positions. The CCR will also document the learning outcomes and skills you acquired by participating in each validated activity. In other words, your CCR documents your participation, contributions, and achievements while at Lakehead and highlights essential skills development and learning outcomes.
Your CCR nicely complements your academic transcript when applying for jobs or to graduate or professional programs.
Create or update your CCR today!
CCR FAQs For Students
|What are the benefits of the CCR?|
There are many benefits to having a Co-Curricular Record:
|Who can create a CCR?|
Any student, whether undergraduate or graduate can create a Co-Curricular Record.
|What criteria must be met for a CCR position to be approved?|
The activity must provide students with meaningful learning opportunities
The activity must be co-curricular in nature and not recognized for degree credit
The activity must support and foster personal growth through experience
|How do I add a position to my Co-Curricular Record?|
It is recommended to use the selection boxes when searching for a position as the database might not be organized the same way you'd expect or the position might be called something different in the database than you thought.
|How do I add a position to the database?|
If the position you’re looking for isn’t in the system yet, no problem, you can add it by selecting "Position Request" once you select the Co-Curricular Record in MySuccess.lakeheadu.ca.
You will be prompted to fill out all of the sections of the position request. It is very important that you include as much information as possible so we can determine if the position can be approved. Please ensure you include a Validator (this person who can go in to Approve your request and knows that you have completed the activity).
If you do not fill in all of the required information we will request that you submit the request again with all of the required information included.
|Is there a deadline for updating your CCR?|
|How can I add activities to my CCR from previous years?|
Activities cannot be retroactively added to the Co-Curricular Record. They must be added in the term in which they occurred.
Should you have a concern about this, please speak directly with the Thunder Bay Campus Student Development & Engagement Advisor, Richard Clark (email@example.com ph. 807-343-8981) or the Orillia Campus Student Success Advisor, Haley Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org (705) 330 4008 ext. 2118)
|What happens if a validator denies recognition of my activity?|
If a validator declines recognition of an activity and the student in question disagrees with this decision, he or she is encouraged to come to an agreement with the validator.
If this is not possible, the disagreement will be referred to Richard Clark, Student Development & Engagement Advisor on the Thunder Bay campus or Haley Doherty, Student Success Advisor on the Orillia campus, and a decision will be made.
If the student wishes to appeal this decision, his or her request will be referred to the Co-Curricular Committee. All appeals must occur within 10 working days after a decision is rendered.
|Who can I contact for assistance with my CCR?|
Sarena Favaro, Student Success Advisor - email@example.com ph. (705) 330 4008 ext. 2118
CCR FAQs for Validators
|What is the role of a CCR validator?|
Validators are responsible for approving or declining requests for an activity or achievement to be added to a student’s Co-Curricular Record. The validator is the staff, faculty or student who oversees, coordinates or facilitates a particular activity (group, club, event, workshop or other activity) and can verify the authenticity of a student request.
It is at the discretion of the validator to determine if a request is approved, declined, or requires modification, based on his or her knowledge of the circumstance in question.
|As a validator, how do I add positions to the CCR Database?|
|How do I Approve or Decline Validation Requests?|
|What is the validation process?|
Please Note: Activities cannot be retroactively added to the Co-Curricular Record. They must be added in the term in which they occurred. Should you have a concern about this, please speak directly with the Student Development & Engagement Coordinator, Richard Clark firstname.lastname@example.org ph. 807-343-8981. All activities and achievements must be submitted and validated by the following date in order to be included on the Co-Curricular Record: Winter term and full year activities: April 30th of the current academic year.
On an annual basis all activities will be reviewed by the Co-Curricular Committee to ensure that contact information, activity descriptions and Learning Outcomes are kept up to date.
|Who can I contact for assistance with the CCR?|
Sarena Favaro, Student Success Advisor
email@example.com ph. (705) 330 4008 ext. 2118