REAL Tide for Staff

Our UA departments – academically, administratively and within Student life – support UA’s mission of cultivating legends through providing transformative learning experiences to students. This collaborative effort helps our students become well-rounded, employable, informed citizens and active leaders. REAL Tide (our Record of Engagement And Learning) encompasses how we track transformative learning experiences outside the classroom that complement a student’s academic work. UA faculty and staff who support this work can join us in:

  • Helping UA accomplish its mission
  • Enhancing the meaningfulness of your interactions with students
  • Broadening student experiences to make them more career-ready
  • Engaging students to improve their academic success
  • Deepening student learning through prompting them to critically reflect on their experiences

Get Involved

Faculty and staff can get involved with REAL Tide by doing one or more of the following:

Information Sessions
1-hour modules which introduce staff/faculty to the concept of REALTide
Tagging Activities
Build new or enhance existing assignments, events, student organizations and out-of-class projects by matching them to one or more engagement waves and requesting they be REAL Tide-tagged.
Telling People
Explain REAL Tide to students using resources from our library (library coming soon) and research on REAL Tide activities to add to the knowledge base.
Submitting Credits
After the activities, collect UA Event Pass or Act Card swipes at events/locations, upload attendee lists and submit them for assessment via the REAL Tide rubric

Additional Information

To send a tag request or for more information on REAL Tide and the processes that accompany it, please email Dr. Moore-Miller at