How can we provide evidence that student learning occurs outside of the classroom? What is the best way to document students’ co-curricular engagement? In what ways might students benefit from such a record? How can the culture of the institution influence the design and implementation of a new co-curricular record-keeping database?

On the next episode of Student Affairs Live, host Heather Shea will facilitate a conversation with several individuals from Michigan State University about their efforts to launch a Comprehensive Co-Curricular Record.

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Episode Host

Heather Shea

Heather Shea

Heather Shea's career in student affairs spans nearly two decades and five different campuses, and involves experience in many different functional areas including residence life, multicultural affairs, women’s centers, student activities, leadership development, and commuter/nontraditional student services–she identifies as a student affairs generalist. Heather is currently serving as the director of Women*s Student Services in the Division of Student Affairs at Michigan State University having just completed her Ph.D. in MSU's HALE (Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education) Program. She completed her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Colorado State University in 2000. Connect with Heather on Twitter at @heather_shea_


Bill Heinrich

Bill Heinrich is the Director or Assessment at the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at MIchigan State University. He focuses on designing and assessing experiential learning in high-impact practices in higher education and working with educators to share the value of their assessment practices. He also works with teams to facilitate organization wide improvements in student success, student learning, and student development efforts on campus.


Eric Kang

Eric Kang is a first-year graduate student in the Masters of Student Affairs Administration program at Michigan State University, currently supporting MSU’s development of the Co-Curricular Record. Prior to his formal program, Eric worked at the University of California, Los Angeles for two years as a full-time Assistant Resident Director in Residential Life. As part of his additional interests in creative engagement and innovation, Eric enjoys experimenting with programming such as developing higher education “escape rooms” to promote student learning and development.


Lauren Lahie

Lauren Lahie is a second year student at Michigan State University. She is studying Public Policy with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. On campus Lauren is involved in the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment (RISE) living-learning community along with other academic clubs. For her outstanding leadership on campus, Lauren was selected to serve on MSU’s Homecoming Court for Fall 2018.