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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Assessment

GE Category 9 Rubric

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/assessment/gened/GEAssessCat9.html

Category 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal: To develop students' abilities to identify, discuss and reflect upon ethical perspectives and use these perspectives to engage in civic responsibilities.

Objectives/Outcomes:
Following the Completion of Category 9 of the General Education Program, students can:
1. Examine, articulate and apply their own ethical work
2. Apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues
3. Analyze and reflect upon the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues
4. Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others
5. Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship

Population:

Sample sections of Category 9 general education courses

Who does the Assessment?

Category 9 Course Instructor's Assessment Group

Assessment Rubric for O/O #1: Examine, articulate and apply their own ethical work

1 Student can identify a personal ethical view and identify an issue to which it applies
2 Student can describe a personal ethical view and apply it to an issue
3 Student can analyze a personal ethical view and apply it to a relevant issue
4 Student can analyze two or more ethical views and apply them to a relevant issue

Level of Mastery
For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

Assessment Rubric for O/O #2: Apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues

1 Student can identify a core concept and an issue to which it applies
2 Student can identify a core concept and describe an issue to which it applies
3 Student can identify two or more core concepts and describe their application to relevant issues
4 While identifying exceptions to and/or constraints on their application and/or contrary views about the relevance of their application, student can identify two or more core concepts and describe their relationship to relevant issues

Level of Mastery
For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

Assessment Rubric for O/O #3: Analyze and reflect upon the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues

1 Student can identify the ethical dimensions of a legal, social, or scientific issue
2 Student can describe the ethical dimensions of a legal,social, or scientific issue
3 Student can analyze the ethical dimensions of a legal, social, or scientific issue
4 Student can analyze the ethicaldimensions of two or more legal, social, or scientific issues

Level of Mastery
For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

Assessment Rubric for O/O #4: Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others

1 Student can identify a political motivation and/or interest different than one's own
2 Student can describe a political motivation and/or interest different than one's own
3 Student can describe a condition and the motivations and interests produced, where the condition, motivations and interests are different than one's own
4 Student can describe two or more conditions and the motivations and interests produced, where the conditions, motivations and interests are different than one's own

Level of Mastery
For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

Assessment Rubric for O/O #5: Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship

1 Student can identify a way to exercise a right or responsibility of citizenship
2 Student can describe a way to exercise a right or responsibility of citizenship
3 Student can describe at least two ways to exercise a right and a responsibility of citizenship
4 Student can describe more than two ways to exercise as many rights and responsibilities of citizenship

Level of Mastery
For year 1, baseline data will be gathered