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Measuring Student Learning for Interfaith Cooperation: The Pluralism and Worldview Engagement Rubric

Citation

Baxter, K. B. (2013). Measuring Student Learning for Interfaith Cooperation: The Pluralism and Worldview Engagement Rubric. Journal of College and Character, 14(3), 259–266. https://doi.org/10.1515/jcc-2013-0033

Abstract

Pluralism and engagement with diverse religious, secular, and spiritual worldviews can contribute significantly to college student growth and civic engagement. But these concepts can be difficult to measure in the framework of student learning. This article describes a process and product undertaken by Elon University, Interfaith Youth Core, and Wofford College (n.d.) to produce the Pluralism and Worldview Engagement Rubric, which helps faculty and staff define, measure, and analyze student learning that happens from engaging diverse religious and nonreligious perspectives. The rubric criteria and content are applicable at both the campus and programmatic (curricular and cocurricular) levels.