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Requirements for ThinkAchieve Designation on Transcript and Graduation Distinction

120 points from the following point earning options and a Senior Reflection on all point earning experiences:

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A)  Completion of a designated Beyond the Classroom Course or Experience: These courses are found in the sections listing at the end of the course description, and the experiences and courses are listed below on the UTC Website. Twenty points will be awarded for each course or experience, and up to six courses may be counted for a total of 120 points.

B)  Campus and Community Events: Students attending ten one-time events in a semester can earn up to two points per event. Up to 40 points may be earned through attending and reflecting on Campus and Community Events. Students must sign up at 551 Oak Street during the first two weeks of class to be eligible for these experiences.

C) Student proposals of Beyond the Classroom Learning on Campus or in the Community: Students can propose a project as a point-earning opportunity. Examples of this could include serving a campus organization, off-campus service or other experience that includes critical thinking and reflection. Up to 40 points may be earned through student proposals. A Beyond the Classroom Community Engagement Agreement must be completed before the experience begins.

Senior Reflections may include the following: e-portfolio, PowerPoint presentation, video, interview or other reflective document that evidences reflection on and integration of all point earning experiences.


Requirements for earning the Beyond the Classroom Semester Award

Students who complete at least 20 points in a semester from either B) or C) also qualify for:

1) Priority registration during the following semester

2) An invitation to a celebratory dinner

3) A handsome Beyond the Classroom Semester Award signed by a UTC dignitary!

The above Beyond the Classroom Semester Award and benefits can be earned up to two times.


Students earning 120 points and completing the Senior Reflection will receive:

1) A graduation award

2) Transcript Designation

3) Recognition at Graduation

4) An invitation to a Graduation Banquet

 Beyond the Classroom Awards
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