Diversity Mission Statement
Courses that fulfill the diversity requirement also fulfill a General Education breadth requirement.
Diversity Learning Outcomes
Outcomes are based on the six categories of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE rubric which are shown below (the full rubric can be accessed here). The benchmarks, milestones, and capstones are based on student outcomes, therefore the objective is to present at least three semesters of assessment data indicating achievement at the appropriate levels.
- All Diversity (DV) courses must include curricular content and demonstrate evidence of student learning in at least 4 of the 6 key components of intercultural knowledge and competence:
- Knowledge of one's own cultural rules and biases (cultural self-awareness)
- Knowledge of other cultures and cultural worldview frameworks
- Skills - empathy
- Skills - verbal and nonverbal communication
- Attitudes - curiosity
- Attitudes - openness
- All Diversity (DV) courses must include curricular content and demonstrate evidence of student learning at the Milestone 2 level or higher on the rubric in at least two of the four chosen categories (a-f).
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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 contexts.” (Bennett, J. M. 2008. Transformative training: Designing programs for culture learning. In Contemporary leadership and intercultural competence: Understanding and utilizing cultural diversity to build successful organizations, ed. M. A. Moodian, 95-110. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.)
Evaluators are encouraged to assign a zero to any work sample or collection of work that does not meet benchmark (cell one) level performance.
*"Reprinted [or Excerpted] with permission from Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and tools for Using Rubrics, edited by Terrel L. Rhodes. Copyright 2010 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.”