Co-curricular Learning

Co-curricular Learning

What is co-curricular learning?

Co-curricular learning experiences enhance learning and provide opportunities for further exploration, critical thinking, application of academic concepts, personal development, leadership, and/or well-being. Co-curricular learning experiences complement students’ curricular work and promote positive connections among their peers and with faculty, student service specialists, program directors, and/or other college professionals. Students may exercise greater levels of self-direction and freedom since they may choose which co-curricular activities to engage in and to what extent they are involved.
*The HLC defines co-curricular as “Learning activities, programs and experiences that reinforce the institution’s mission and values and complement the formal curriculum.”

Co-curricular Assessment 

Co-curricular learning must be assessed to meet HLC criteria for accreditation and is measured with department, event, or program level student learning outcomes and General Education Student Learning Outcomes/Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) and documented in the co-curricular Assessment Form in the GEA tool. Student satisfaction or level of participation may be measured in addition to learning outcomes, but it is not sufficient for co-curricular assessment on its own.

Defining Curricular, Co-curricular, and Extracurricular Learning?

PVCC students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning experiences through curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities.

Curricular Cocurricular Chart