Diversity and Democracy


Many AAC&U VALUE Rubrics featured in this issue of Diversity & Democracy are available for free download on AAC&U's website. The rubrics currently include the Civic Knowledge and Engagement—Local and Global Rubric, the Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Rubric, the Ethical Reasoning Rubric, and the Global Learning Rubric. To download these and other rubrics focused on AAC&U's Essential Learning Outcomes, visit www.aacu.org/value/.

Shared Futures Tools for Assessing Global Learning
In addition the Global Learning VALUE Rubric featured in this issue of Diversity & Democracy, AAC&U's Shared Futures project has developed and disseminated several tools for assessing global learning in various contexts. These include a survey tool for assessing general education outcomes and a matrix for evaluating course-level student learning. Many of these resources and tools are available online at http://www.aacu.org/SharedFutures/Tools.

Student Success and the Quality Agenda Podcasts
AAC&U hosted its second annual Network for Academic Renewal Meeting on Student Success in Miami, Florida, in April 2013. Plenary speakers included Shaun Harper, who spoke of "An Anti-Deficit Approach to Equity, Excellence, and Student Success," and Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, who described "Identity and Stereotype Threat: Powerful Influences for Student Development, Achievement, and Performance." 

Service-Learning Reflection Journals
Purdue University is offering two recently published handbooks as free resources for faculty and students: the Service Learning Reflection Journal, and the International Service Learning Reflection Journal. Part of the Purdue University Learning and Service Engagement Series (PULSE), both handbooks offer pre- and post-experience assessment tools, as well as assignments to promote student reflection. To download these publications, visit http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/sps_ebooks/.

Rubrics for Reflection and Civic-Minded Graduates
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis has developed several tools to assist practitioners in evaluating evidence of students' ability to reflect and of their development toward becoming civic-minded graduates. Rubrics focused on these outcomes are available for free download at http://csl.iupui.edu/assessment/classroomTools.cfm.

Civic Engagement Resources
Connecticut Campus Compact offers several free resources focused on civic and community engagement. These include the publications Civic Learning Developmental Pathway: Envisioning a Framework for the Engaged Citizen and A Framework for Community-Engaged Scholarship. To download these and other resources, visit http://blog.fairfield.edu/campuscompact/resources/overview.

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