Civic Responsibility is working to make a difference in the civic life
of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills,
values, and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the
quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.
· Learn to apply knowledge and skills to benefit others or serve the
· Reflect on how own attitudes and beliefs are different from those of
other cultures and communities. Exhibits curiosity about what can be
learned from diversity of communities and cultures.
· Begin to connect knowledge (facts, theories, etc.) from one's own
academic study/field/discipline to civic engagement and to tone's own
participation in civic life, politics, and government
· Provide evidence of experience in civic engagement activities and
describes what they learned about their self as it relates to a growing
sense of civic-identity and commitment
· Communicate in civic context, showing ability to do one of the
following: express, listen and adapt ideas and messages based on others' perspectives.
· Participate in civically-focused actions and begins to reflect or
describe how these actions may benefit individual(s) or communities.
· Demonstrate ability and commitment to work actively within community
contexts and structures to achieve a civic aim.
Outcome E Intercultural Knowledge and Competence (undergraduate)
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence is "a set of cognitive,
affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support
effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural
• Develop knowledge and understanding of diverse perspectives, global
awareness, or other cultures.
• Recognize new perspectives about own cultural rules and biases.
• Demonstrate understanding of the complexity of elements important to
members of another culture in relation to its history, values, politics,
communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.
• Interpret intercultural experience from the perspectives of own and
more than one worldview and demonstrates ability to act in a supportive
manner that recognizes the feelings of another cultural group.
• Articulate understanding of cultural differences in verbal and
nonverbal communication (e.g., demonstrates understanding of the degree
to which people use physical contact and is able to negotiate a shared
understanding based on those differences).
• Ask questions about other cultures and seeks out answers to these
questions that reflect multiple cultural perspectives.
• Initiate and develop interactions with culturally different others.
Begins to suspend judgment in valuing their interactions with culturally
Outcome F Ethical Reasoning (undergraduate)
Use a decision-making process based on defining systems of value.
The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed
below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next
step in GVAssess.
• Recognize ethical issues when presented in a complex situation.
• Demonstrate understanding of key concepts and principles underlying
various systems of reasoning.
• Accurately apply ethical theories and terms to situations.
• Demonstrate the ability to deal constructively with ambiguity and disagreement.