Central’s Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) continues to make waves in the higher education community. Institutions across both state and national borders are adopting and adapting STLR on their own campuses.
UCO’s STLR acts as a second transcript for students, recording their growth and tangible experiences across five of Central’s six tenets of transformative learning: Global and Cultural Competencies, Health and Wellness, Leadership, Research, Creative and Scholarly Activities, and Service Learning and Civic Engagement.
To add to the list of international partners, UCO began working with colleagues from the Institute of Technology – Blanchardstown (ITB), a comprehensive university located in Dublin, Ireland, in spring 2018 to assist them with their very own implementation of STLR.
After months of preparation, emails and webinars, the Central STLR team went ‘across the pond’ to train ITB faculty and staff, for their STLRpilot and to develop in-house resources to carry STLR forward.
Shortly after UCO’s visit, ITB merged with two other Dublin-area technological institutes to become the Technological University of Dublin (TUD). Going forward, they hope to expand STLR to other schools, colleges and campuses. The merger of the institutions means STLR is currently serving the largest university in Ireland – with TUD having approximately 28,000 students. TUD continues to make strides towards growing STLR – they recently received a grant from the Irish government of over 1M Euros for student success work.
The success of STLR has been made possible by the hard work of the many faculty, staff, students and administrators that created, contributed and collaborated on the program. Because of their dedication, STLR’s continues to grow at Central and across the globe.