Ram Plan Co-curricular Experience
Student Affairs recognizes the profound impact that formal and informal experiences outside of the classroom setting have on the development of students in the pursuit of identifying their purpose, connecting with others, and thinking critically about their understanding of the world around them.
In 2017, the Division of Student Affairs began to transform the WCU student experience by implementing a co-curricular approach that aligns with students' academic experiences. This division-wide initiative, known as the Ram Plan Co-curricular Experience, is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It serves as a foundation for student success and completes the educational mission of the University in developing graduates to succeed personally, professionally and contribute to the common good.
The Ram Plan Co-curricular Experience includes five focus areas: Career Readiness, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Involvement and Leadership, and Social Justice. Through these programs, students develop knowledge and skills in civic engagement, communication, critical thinking, integrative learning, intercultural fluency, personal development and problem solving.
The Ram Plan co-curricular transcript serves as a tool to capture co-curricular experiences and the learning within them. Together with their academic transcript and the leadership involvement highlighted on their resume, students leave WCU with a variety of tools to assist them in expressing their learning as a Golden Ram. Students may use their co-curricular transcript to help articulate their on-campus learning in interviews, cover letters, and conversations with others.
HOW DOES THE RAM PLAN CO-CURRICULAR EXPERIENCE WORK?
Watch this short video on the Ram Plan process
The Ram Plan is comprised of a series of steps:
- The Co-curricular Catalog allows you to explore program offerings related to your areas of interests and goals as a Golden Ram.
- You then can create an Education Plan of programs you'd like to engage in throughout your time at WCU, like planning your courses for your academic major.
- You register and attend programs, complete an assessment/survey of the learning outcomes with a passing score, and then the program is listed on your official WCU Ram Plan transcript.