Benefits of using rich transcripts: Cutler

January 22, 2021
Students need transcripts that more accurately describe classes and the skills learned in them, writes Fred Cutler, an associate professor of political science at the University of British Columbia. The author explains that simply including co- and extracurricular experiences on a transcript is not enough; students need “rich transcripts” to present themselves well to employers. Cutler describes the process of designing a rich transcript for students at UBC's political science department, including how the institution gathered data about courses, used this data to create the transcripts, and surveyed student reactions. The author concludes by outlining the steps that the department plans to pursue in the future. Inside Higher Ed (National)