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Social Responsibility

"Intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities" are the components of social responsibility.
(Texas Core Curriculum, THECB)

CITE co-curricular learning projects that include social responsilbity as a learning outcome may require students to assess their responsibility in helping to alleviate a particular community need or promoting community strengths and resilience. Students may be required to articulate the benefits that they anticipate from successful completion of the project and to explain the impact of the work they are doing within a specific cultural context. Below are activities in which students could build social responsiblity through their CITE experience:

  • Students develop a plan for a public art space in the Third Ward to enhance youth art participation. The plan demonstrably incorporates historical traditions of the local community.
  • Students participate in semester-long supply-chain mapping project with the Houston Food Bank. The project includes a literature review describing the regional and national context around food scarcity.
  • Students participate in a semester-long sustainability project supporting the goals of the Office of Sustainability. Students will need to develop a project proposal that includes a description of the potential local and regional impacts of their activity

CITE has developed the Social Responsibility Rubric Templatebased on the rubric developed by Angelo State University as part of their 2013 QEP, CONNECT! Campus & Community, to assist program leaders in developing their own rubrics for this learning outcome. You are welcome to draw on the linked editable file while designing a rubric for your program.