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Student holistic development with 2nd transcript and shine award.

The SHINE Award Programme and the 2nd Transcript was officially launched in November 2014 and its framework was endorsed by 20 Top Employers who lauded this bold move by Taylor’s University. 
Since its inception, a total of 3,272 students have enrolled into this programme which promotes students’ self-directed holistic development in four areas; Personal Development, People and Leadership, Professional Development and Global Engagement.

This programme has now completed its first cycle as the students’ SHIN E Learning Journey is for the duration of 3 years. In this period, the programme has received many positive feedbacks from students. This was validated through documented videos from the SHINE Award recipients and through the reflection submission of many other SHINE students who participated in the Core Empowerment Series and various Experiential Opportunities.

This is a voluntary programme, all core components (the Core Empowerment Series) are being done outside of the curriculum.

AWARDS WON

Awards won by the SHINE Award Programme were:

  • IUCEL (International University Carnival on e-Learning) 2016 Gold Award Winner : Driving Holistic Development through the SHINE Portal
  • Wenhui Award 2015: Honourable Commendation: SHINE Award Programme - A Commitment to Holistic Development and Graduate Employability

SHINE 2.0

A momentous change is underway with the global economy and future job trends. It is not enough to simply build a young workforce with futureproof skills; we need to ensure young people are resilient in all aspects, including their emotional well-being.

The core of the Life Skills Modules focuses on Emotional Intelligence; self-awareness; self-management; social awareness, and relationship management. Emotional Intelligence is predicted by World Economic Forum to be one of the most demanded skill by 2020 for all job seekers.

In 2016 finding by EduAdvisor shows that every year, over 200,000 students graduate from institutions of higher learning. Shockingly, 1 out of 4 graduates remain unemployed 6 months after graduation, with the majority being Degree holders. These graduates make up 31.4% of those who are unemployed.

 

The delivery of SHINE 2.0 will ensure that students who graduate from it will not only have a tool box of life skills, but to also be highly sought after by Top Employers. It will continue to encourage student participation in 5 core self-directed experiential journey which is the Voluntary Initiatives, Leadership Commitment, Work Experience, Global Experience and Personal Development to develop and acquire the Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities.

PRE-REQUISITE TO SHINE 2.0

In lieu of Taylor’s holistic education vision, the new Life Skills Modules Framework was reviewed by life skills experts. They are:
 

  1. Jim Warner, Advisor, author, speaker on Business Transitions and Personal Transformation
  2. Professor Jack Miller, Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE
  3. Michael E Kossler, Curriculum Director, The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre 


These modules will take all First Year and First Semester Undergraduates through a transformative learning journey in which they develop a tool-kit of life skills that will help them manage and navigate the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world of today. These modules are a foundational platform that launches students into their degree equipped with the four key skillsets of emotional intelligence: self-awareness; self-management; social awareness, and relationship management. It will be taken concurrently with each module having 2 Credits and 28 hours of engagement in 14 Weeks.
 
The modules are:

1. MPU 2: Life Skills for Success & Well-Being:

2. MPU 3: Millennials in Malaysia: Team Dynamics and Relationship Management

2ND TRANSCRIPT AND SHINE AWARD

The SHINE Award and 2nd Transcript recognizes the achievements and accredits the involvements of students engaged in all six core self-directed experiential journey.

As SHINE 2.0 requires students to articulate and reflect upon their self-directed experiences, the SHINE Portal will be the platform for students to submit their reflections, manage and track their own progress.

To achieve the SHINE Award, students are required to complete the submission containing evidences of the 5 core self-directed experiential journey in the SHINE Portal and also their SHINE Learning Journey e-portfolio. The involvements will be attested in the2nd Transcript.

The SHINE Award and 2nd Transcript will be presented to students during the annual Student Development Recognition Ceremony.

FAQ

WHAT IS SHINE 2.0?

SHINE 2.0 will be the new name for the SHINE Award Programme as it is an enhanced version focusing on the intentional advancement and delivery of life skills into the curriculum and a more self-directed experiential learning journey for students. The Life Skills Modules will form the foundational pathway and pre-requisite to SHINE 2.0. These pre-requisite modules offer a glimpse of SHINE 2.0 and expose students to basic foundation to life skills.

The delivery of SHINE 2.0 will ensure that students who graduate from it will not only have a tool box of life skills, but to also be highly sought after by Top Employers. It will continue to encourage student participation in activities beyond the curriculum to develop and acquire the Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities.

CAN I QUIT OR TRANSFER FROM THE CURRENT SHINE AWARD PROGRAMME TO SHINE 2.0?

The Core Empowerment Series is now integrated into the curriculum under the Taylor’s University Curriculum Framework. It will now be called Life Skills Modules where it will be positioned in the University Core Module (UCM / MPU). SHINE 2.0 is only applicable for First Year and First Semester Undergraduate. Student will be required to take these modules and will be given the opportunity to customize their own SHINE Learning Journey. Existing students in SHINE Award Programme are not allowed to transfer SHINE Learning Journey to SHINE 2.0.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SHINE AWARD PROGRAMME AND SHINE 2.0?

In SHINE 2.0, the Core Empowerment Series is now integrated into the curriculum under the Taylor’s University Curriculum Framework. All First Year and First Semester Undergraduate student will be required to take these modules which emphasizes on experiential learning. The Life Skills Modules will form the foundational pathway and pre-requisite to SHINE 2.0. Hence, the SHINE 2.0 Learning Journey remains the same as SHINE Award Programme which is three (3) years.

CAN I JOIN LIFE SKILLS MODULES?

Life Skills Modules is applicable for all First Year and First Semester Undergraduates from 2018 onwards.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE NOT COMPLETED MY CORE EMPOWERMENT SERIES?

SHINE Batch September 2014 - August 2016 :

For students who have not completed The Core Empowerment Series, you will be eligible for 2nd Transcript but wont be eligible for SHINE Award as it is a part of the requirement for Award application.

 

SHINE Batch 2017:

Students have been informed during SHINE intake that failure to completeLearning Package 1 by end of September 2017 will lead to withdrawal fromthe SHINE Award Programme. We also strongly encourage those who have not completed Learning Package 2 (21st Century Leadership Principle), Learning Package 3 (PIP) & Learning Package 4 (CCEW) to complete by June 2018. However, students who have yet to complete iLEAD, Distinguish Speaker Series (DSS) and Global Persepective Seminar (GPS) are required to complete by December 2019 to be eligible for SHINE Award.

For more info on the dates of the workshop and SHINE Award Criteria, please visit https://shine.taylors.edu.my

WHAT ABOUT THE SHINE AWARD CRITERIA AND 2ND TRANSCRIPTS FOR SHINE 2.0?

SHINE 2.0 requires students to articulate and submit reflection upon their self-directed experiences for the respective key areas instead of multiple reflections and students will no longer be rewarded with SHINE Points for their reflection submission. There will be only one tier of SHINE Award. To achieve the SHINE Award, students are required to complete the submission containing evidences of the 6 core self-directed experiential journey in the SHINE Portal and also their SHINE Learning Journey e-portfolio. The involvements will be attested in the 2nd Transcript. 

WHAT ABOUT CURRENT SHINE AWARD PROGRAMME REFLECTION SUBMISSION?

SHINE Students in the existing SHINE Award Programme need to complete the compulsory reflection submission to achieve the SHINE points and activity requirement in each Learning Package for the SHINE Award. The SHINE Award remains with 3 tiers; SHINE Platinum Award, SHINE Gold Award and SHINE Silver Award.

WHAT IS SHINE OPPORTUNITY DAY?

The SHINE Opportunity Day is a day where all partners / organisations / opportunity providers will be in campus to connect and engage with students. Similar concept to a fair that focuses in giving students a teaser of opportunities and how it will look like if they decided to take it on board and to ensure a good funnel of students into SHINE 2.0.

CAN WE JOIN THE SHINE OPPORTUNITY DAY?

SHINE students are encouraged to join the SHINE Opportunity Day that takes place in June and October every year, where they can choose opportunities to reach their personal goals and use this platform to create an Action Plan to achieve SHINE Award and other self-directed opportunities into their SHINE Learning Journey.

I WAS TERMINATED/WITHDRAWN FROM THE CURRENT SHINE AWARD PROGRAMME, CAN I JOIN SHINE 2.0?

SHINE 2.0 is only open for First Year and First Semester Undergraduate students. The SHINE 2.0 Learning Journey has been crafted in a way that students will be required to complete Life Skills Modules as part of the academic and pre-requisite for SHINE 2.0 which emphasizes on experiential learning. Students who has been terminated/withdrawn from the programme will no longer be eligible to sign up for Life Skills Modules.

WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR THE SHINE AWARD AND 2ND TRANSCRIPT?

You are permitted to submit SHINE Award and official 2nd Transcript request once at the end of your final semester of academic year. If you are unable to meet the required criteria in your SHINE Award application (at any stage); or should you require mentoring advice, please email to sac@taylors.edu.my and you will be provided with appropriate feedback.

WHEN WILL I BE RECEIVING THE SHINE AWARD AND 2ND TRANSCRIPT?

Complete the SHINE Award criteria and as well as providing a link of your e-portfolio relating to your employability via SHINE Portal – this section is assessed by the SHINE Portal Administrator. The SHINE Award and 2nd Transcript will be presented to students during the yearly Student Development Recognition Ceremony. However, if you are not able to join the Student Development Recognition Ceremony, all SHINE Award and 2nd Transcript request shall be processed and given within one (1) month of the request submission.

CONTACT US

The SHINE Award Centre

Block A, Level 2 (next to Student Central)
Call: 03 5629 5309
Email: sac@taylors.edu.my