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Civic and Global Responsibility Shared Competency

This research guide is a companion to the rubric for the Civic and Global Responsibility Shared Competency.

About the Shared Competencies

About the Shared Competencies

Syracuse University’s Shared Competencies are six learning goals that enhance undergraduate education through an integrated learning approach. Undergraduate students develop competencies through their major degree courses, liberal arts requirements, and co-curricular experiences. The Shared Competencies enable students to communicate their learning experience, provide pathways for academic development, and integrate different aspects of a Syracuse University education. Each competency includes corresponding framing language that communicates the content of that competency to educators and learners. The framing language suggests a range of knowledge, skills, and attributes that each competency entails.

List of Shared Competencies

  • Ethics, Integrity, and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Scientific Inquiry and Research Skills
  • Civic and Global Responsibility
  • Communication Skills
  • Information Literacy and Technological Agility

About the Civic and Global Responsibility Shared Competency.

Framing Language

Knowledge, exploration, and analysis of the complexity surrounding interdependent local, national, and global affairs. Engagement in responsible, collaborative, and inclusive civic and cross-cultural learning, with an emphasis on public, global, and historical issues.

Rubric Creation Process

The Civic and Global Responsibility rubric was created by a community of practice with faculty, librarians, staff, and students from across the University. The rubric articulates what Syracuse University students should know and be able to demonstrate by the time they graduate through four learning outcomes, specific indicators, performance levels, and performance descriptors. This rubric is intended for institutional-level use in assessing and reflecting on undergraduate student learning. Faculty teaching courses with a Civic and Global Responsibility course tag may refer to the learning outcomes when developing course learning objectives, signature assignments, and experiences for students.

Civic and Global Responsibility Shared Competency Rubric

Course Tagging

Benefits of Tagging Courses

Benefits to Students:

  • Highlights key knowledge and skills students can expect to learn in a course.
  • Enables students to create a pathway that connects various learning experiences from their major degree, liberal arts, and other electives using a common framework.
  • Enables students to connect institutional learning goals with individual courses, assignments, and experiences which provides them with language and tangible examples to discuss during their job or graduate search processes.
  • Aids students in navigating various state and major requirements while developing a course schedule that produces an enriching learning experience.

Benefits to Faculty:

  • Engages faculty in collaborative conversations about course design and curricula.
  • Allows programs to ensure continuity across course sections.
  • Allows faculty to build in intentional course learning objectives and assignments across course sections.

Resources for Faculty Thinking of Tagging Courses