Students now get Rich Transcripts!

The UBC Political Science department is now providing Major and Honours program graduates with a more robust representation of what they learned and did in their Political Science courses.

It’s called a Rich Transcript. Graduates of the majors and honours programs who completed their degree in 2018 or 2019 have now received their personalized document.

The department hopes this will help graduates recall and articulate the various aspects of their learning experience and the skills they developed.

The Rich Transcript is a two-page document showing:

  • A list of the student’s courses, with full course titles;
  • A word cloud drawn from the instructors’ course descriptions for the courses (not the UBC calendar descriptions);
  • Aggregated statistics for each student covering the number of writing assignments, pages written, peer reviews, oral presentations, hours of group work, research designs, primary research, internships and service learning;
  • A list of 23 skills showing in how many of the student’s courses each skill was a key learning outcome.

Here is an example (click to enlarge)