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How STLR Works

There are five ways that students can earn STLR "credits," and our goal is for all UCO students to be STLR students! UCO faculty/staff can oversee STLR students as instructors, event hosts, student group sponsors, out-of-class student project supervisors, or location hosts.

Chart of the 5 ways to earn STLR credits, from Class Assignments to STLR Locations



  1. Find a class with a STLR assignment and enroll in it, complete the STLR assignment, get feedback from your instructor along with a STLR-assessed level, then push your assignment and feedback to your ePortfolio.
  2. Attend a STLR-tagged event, swipe in, and get automatic exposure-level STLR credits in the associated tenet(s).
  3. Join, or get elected, to a student group through which you could record a reflection about your experiences, get faculty/staff feedback, and push that to your ePortfolio.
  4. Ask the supervisor of your existing out-of-class project to STLR-tag it. Or, propose your own Transformative Learning Student Project tied to one of UCO's tenets (beyond Discipline Knowledge), find a faculty/staff supervisor who is STLR-trained or willing to go through STLR training, do your project, submit your project artifact, receive feedback, and push that to your ePortfolio (see all TL student project expectations). OR, you may be able to find a faculty/staff that already has a STLR project, and apply to join in!
  5. Visit one of our STLR locations and swipe-in.

Then, build STLR Snapshots and ePortfolios to highlight your transformative experiences, and share those artifacts with potential employers and graduate schools.

  • Let us know you're interested in STLR training. There are limited spots for these two, three-hour modules (stipend available), so priority may be given based on college dean or department chair selection.
  • Once trained, submit your TL Student Project proposal, if you agree to supervisor project expectations; or let us know about your class assignments, events, student groups, or already-existing out-of-class projects using these online forms (available to trained faculty/staff with UCO login).
  • Then, reference STLR in all advertising/mention of your STLR-tagged activity, using our Style Guide. You can also check out STLR tenet banners and ID swipers for your event.
  • For STLR-tagged activities that are not swipe events, you will collect then assess student artifacts using the STLR rubric in your D2L Dropbox, leaving plenty of useful feedback.
  • Encourage students to push these artifacts, and your feedback, to their D2L ePortfolio before the associated D2L course shell closes, or display it on their STLR Snapshot page.