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Rider’s Engaged Learning Program

Engaged Learning / Rider’s Engaged Learning Program
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We learn best by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

A message from the Provost about the Engaged Learning Program and Transcript

Rider’s Engaged Learning Program is an intensely personal journey for every student. It offers you the opportunity to combine your academic interests with your career goals and your personal interests to create an unforgettable, meaningful education that is uniquely yours.

Because Engaged Learning is the heart of a Rider education, we require every student to complete at least two high-impact engaged learning experiences as part of their graduation requirements. An Engaged Learning Transcript (ELT) will document your journey as you connect the lessons of the classroom to the real world.

Some of your experiences will directly connect to courses, such as internships or fieldwork. They also will include activities outside the classroom, such as holding an office in a campus club or organization, volunteering for a community group, or taking part in a performance.

The Value of an Engaged Learning Transcript (ELT)

The ELT is a companion to your Rider academic transcript. Just as your academic transcript is an official record of the classes you’ve taken and the grades you’ve earned at Rider, your ELT is an official record of how you have effectively applied your knowledge in practical settings beyond the classroom.

Rider will send your ELT with your academic transcript whenever you request that a transcript be sent to a prospective employer, or graduate or professional school.


To Learn More

For assistance on Engaged Learning and Rider Engaged Learning Transcript, contact Sandy Ober, Engaged Learning Coordinator, at:
[email protected]
609-896-5000 Ext. 7055