At Robert Morris University (RMU), learning takes place in and out of the classroom. When students engage in learning activities outside of the classroom they are captured on the Student Engagement Transcript (SET).
The SET formally documents students' participation in experiential learning. As a companion to the academic transcript, the SET is an official university endorsement of students' leadership roles, community service hours, international study trips, internships and much more.
The SET shows potential employers and graduate schools that a student is willing to learn and try new things that may be outside his or her comfort zone. Students are able to demonstrate their value to graduate school admission representatives and preferred employers by taking full advantage of SET-approved learning opportunities. The SET document is provided to employers and graduate schools when they request a copy of a student's academic transcript. Together, these two documents will demonstrate how a student applied what he or she learned in the classroom to real life experiences.
Experiential learning activities help students to foster closer relationships with professors and instructors. Whether working side-by-side with a professor on a service-learning project or spending time overseas with the Faculty Led Education Abroad Program, the Engaged Learning Program helps students develop mentoring relationships that can last a lifetime.
Completing two of the first six categories of the SET is a graduation requirement for all undergraduate students who enrolled as first-year students in the Fall 2009 term and after, and for all undergraduates who transferred in to RMU in the Fall 2011 term and after.