What is My UofSC Experience?
My UofSC Experience consists of the many experiences both for credit and not for credit that students engage in while at UofSC that complements their major curriculum. Undergraduate students are encouraged to explore and engage in the vast opportunities that UofSC offers in order to maximize their education. Opportunities include participation in clubs, attending campus events, and experiential learning opportunities such as practicums, internships, study abroad, research, peer leadership, and service learning.
Students' records of engagement is called their My UofSC Experience.
Student engagement records are collected, managed and reported in a supplemental student information system called Beyond The Classroom Matters®. Every undergraduate student will have a comprehensive engagement record that is accessible by their Academic Advisor.
Student & Advisor Access
My UofSC Experience records are available to students who were new freshmen or new transfers in Fall 2018 and later, and to their advisors. Students login at my.sc.edu and click on “View My UofSC Experience.” under the Academics heading. Students see a list of records that comprises the programs and events they’ve completed each term. Each student record is linked to a catalog entry describing the educational purpose of the program and the knowledge and skills students practice. These descriptions serve as an educational tool to help students reflect on their learning and to guide planning for future involvement. This information is useful in advising conversations as it provides a holistic view of a student’s college experience beyond the academic transcript.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students who were new freshmen or new transfer students in Fall 2018 or later. Their My UofSC Experience records are available to them and to their advisors.
Students have the option to “hide” a record from advisor/other view. Students are encouraged to keep all records visible to their advisor, but students may select “keep this private” for any record; the selected record will not be visible to advisors.
This is a work in progress – courses and programs must submit proposals and be approved for ELO designation; as this occurs, they are added to the BTCM system. Additional Engaged Learning Programs (ELP) that meet the criteria for the BTCM system are systematically being identified and cataloged.
To catalog a program or event, the program provider must be able to 1) articulate the program’s educational purpose; 2) describe an intentional program design – how the program engages students – to achieve the purpose; 3) define program completion; 4) monitor student participation/completion, as defined; and 5) assure that the program is delivered as cataloged. ELO-designated programs must meet these and additional criteria. ELOs are approved by a faculty/staff review committee, and include both courses and student leadership programs. ELP programs and events are primarily provided by student affairs and academic support departments.
Courses and programs are designated as ELO through a university review/approval process; information about approved experiences is recorded in BTCM. ELO course records in BTCM do not replace academic records of course completion; rather, BTCM records provide supplemental information about students’ experiences (e.g., employer name and location of internships).
Engaged Learning Programs include non-credit, educationally purposeful programs and events that have previously not been centrally documented in university information systems. Engaged programs and events are documented in catalog entries (similar to course syllabus) and student participation is systematically monitored and recorded.