Learning by doing. That theme is 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.
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” - Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics
What you'll find within this website:
- Categories of Engaged Learning
- Engaged Learning Basics: An Overview to Earning Your Engaged Learning Transcript
- Courses that Earn Points
- Experiences On and Off Campus
- Experience Forms in BroncNation
- Community Service
- New Student Engagement Experience
- Division I Athletes Requirement
- Reflection Guide and Samples
- Internships, Co-ops and Fieldwork
- Part-time, Off-campus Paid Work
- Continuing Education Program Student Guide
- Faculty and Staff Information
- Publicize Your Event and Track Attendance in BroncNation
A Message from the Provost
Rider’s Engaged Learning Program is an intensely personal journey for every student. It offers you the opportunity to combine your academic interests, career goals and personal interests to create an unforgettable, meaningful education that is uniquely yours.
Because Engaged Learning is the backbone 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 personal journey as you seek to 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 document 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 each time you request that a transcript be sent to a prospective employer, or graduate or professional school.
Always include your Bronc ID in all correspondence.