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A-State Creative Commons



 

 

Tleadership-medal-smlhe Creative Commons’ mission is to support and recognize innovative curricular and co-curricular work that is interdisciplinary and experiential-based. To be considered interdisciplinary, the work must demonstrate successful integration of two or more distinct disciplines, while the process of experiential learning should help advance the following professional skills: 

  • Thoughtful integration of academic knowledge applied in a practical setting.
  • Refined interpersonal skills to interact effectively with clients, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Analytical and organizational skills and understandings necessary to produce a deliverable.
  • Knowledge of community and global solutions.
  • Demonstration of service-minded thinking.


  • Information for Students

    Creative Commons seeks to recognize students for work in classes or campus activities that has gone substantially above and beyond the normal expected role through the A-State Referral program.

    What is an A-State Referral?

    A-State referral is recognition for a student that has gone substantially above and beyond the normal expected role in a class or leadership position. Such work must meet the criteria of interdisciplinary, global-minded, service-oriented, or scholarly-focused, and produce a tangible outcome.

    How can I be nominated for an A-State Referral?

    Students may nominate themselves for A-State Referral recognition.

    Students who are self-nominated will be expected to obtain a statement of endorsement from the faculty or staff-member who instructed the class or directed the leadership position.

    How could I be recognized?

    If selected for A-State Referral recognition, the students will receive a medallion to wear at graduation, a digital badge, and transcript distinction.

    How can I apply?

    A student will need to complete an A-State Referral application. If the application is accepted, the supervising faculty or staff member will be contacted to provide support for your application.

    If support is provided from the supervising faculty or staff member then the nominated student will be expected to complete a capstone experience to summarize and reflect on their merit. The capstone ensures students have a culminating experience and provides an avenue for the Advisory Board to assess the student learning outcomes as stated in the mission. Capstones range from reflective journals to presentations and are determined in conjunction with the referring party.

     The final step is to present the capstone project to the Creative Commons board. After your presentation, the Creative Commons board will determine if your project/experience meets the criteria for A-State Referral recognition. You will be notified of the award decision by email within one week after the Creative Commons meeting.

    A-State Creative Commons Referral Application

  • Information for Faculty and Staff

    There are two ways faculty or staff may get involved with the Creative Commons. 1) Faculty and staff may nominate a student for A-State Referral recognition. 2) Faculty may apply for Signature Course distinction for one of their courses.

    What is an A-State Referral?

    A-State referral is recognition for a student that has gone substantially above and beyond the normal expected role in a class or leadership position. Such work must meet the criteria of interdisciplinary, global-minded, service-oriented, or scholarly-focused, and produce a tangible outcome.

    How are students nominated for A-State Referral?

    Faculty or staff may nominate one or more students for A-State Referral recognition. Students may also self-nominate. If a student self-nominates, the supervising faculty or staff member will be asked to provide a statement of support.

    To be nominated, evidence must be provided that the student has gone substantially above and beyond the expected role in the class or leadership position for which they are nominated. The work must be interdisciplinary, global-minded or service-oriented, and produce a tangible outcome.

    How could students be recognized?

    If selected for A-State Referral recognition, the students will receive a medallion to wear at graduation, a digital badge, and transcript distinction.

    How can I nominate a student for recognition?

    The first step is to complete an A-State Referral application. If the application is accepted,
    then the nominated student will be expected to complete a capstone experience to summarize and reflect on their merit. The capstone ensures students have a culminating experience and provides an avenue for the Advisory Board to assess the student learning outcomes as stated in the mission. Capstones range from reflective journals to presentations and are determined in conjunction with the referring party.

    The final step is for the nominated student to present the capstone project to the Creative Commons board. After the presentation, the Creative Commons board will determine if the student’s project/experience meets the criteria for A-State Referral recognition. Students will be notified of the board’s decision by email.

    A-State Creative Commons Referral Application


    What is a Signature Course?

    Faculty may apply for Signature Course distinction for one of their courses. A Signature Course is a course that is interdisciplinary and experiential-based as defined by the Creative Commons mission. The course should provide thoughtful integration of academic knowledge, opportunities to refine communication skills, demonstration of service-minded thinking, and skills necessary to create a deliverable that exhibits knowledge of community and/or global solutions/relationships.

    How do I apply for Signature Course distinction for a course?

    The faculty member will need to complete an application and provide evidence that the course meets the criteria of a Signature Course as defined by the Creative Commons. Applicants may apply at the start or conclusion of a course.

    If the application is accepted the faculty member(s) for the course will be expected to attend a Creative Commons meeting to describe the project and how it meets the mission of the Creative Commons as well as to answer any questions the Creative Commons board may have.

    Award decisions will be announced via email within one week after you meet with the Creative Commons board.

    How will my course be recognized?

    Courses that are granted Signature Course distinction will be recognized at the University College Convocation of Scholars. Courses earning this distinction will also be highlighted on the Creative Commons website and in the A-State Daily Digest.

    Instructors of record for a Signature Course will receive a Creative Commons medallion to wear with their regalia for commencement and convocation activities.

    Once awarded Signature Course distinction, the class may be promoted in promotional materials or in Self-Service Banner to reflect the award.

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