Provided by AAC&U
Promising Practices for Personal and Social Responsibility: Findings from a National Research Collaborative, a web-based publication from the Core Commitments project, is now available for download. Drawing on meetings of a distinguished group of educational researchers, Promising Practices highlights select national/multi-institutional data and major themes along five dimensions of personal and social responsibility. Importantly, the report also offers a set of evidence-based recommendations for improving campus practice in relation to educating students for personal and social responsibility. Learn more about this publication online.
This publication builds on the findings of the 2007 study by Dey and Associates that served as a basis for three previously published Core Commitments project
According to the introduction to Promising Practices, “A 2007 study of education for personal and social responsibility organized by AAC&U confirms there is strong interest on the part of undergraduate students today to engage in practices designed to enhance these outcomes. More than 90 percent of twenty-four thousand students surveyed at twenty-three institutions agreed that education for personal and social responsibility—which encompasses outcomes such as striving for excellence, contributing to a larger community, and taking seriously the perspectives of others—should be a major focus of college.”
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