ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop students and campus professionals will receive email invitations this week to participate in a survey to measure campus climate for student learning opportunities. Called the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory, it measures five areas: striving for excellence, cultivating academic integrity, contributing to a larger community, taking seriously the perspectives of others, and developing competence in ethical and moral reasoning and action. The inventory was developed as part of the Association of American Colleges and Universities initiative called Core Commitments: Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility. Winthrop was one of 23 institutions selected for the national AAC&U Core Commitments Leadership Consortium in 2007. The consortium brings together promising institutional practices related to educating students for personal and social responsibility. Winthrop used results from the first inventory it participated in to develop the University-Level Competencies which identify learning outcomes for all undergraduate students to attain.
Results from the 2013 inventory, which will be available this fall, will provide feedback on Winthrop’s programs and learning opportunities, according to Debra Boyd, vice president for academic affairs, and Frank Ardaiolo, vice president for student life. The campus-wide initiative is being coordinated through Winthrop’s Office of Accreditation, Accountability and Academic Services. In addition to students, faculty members who participate in instruction, academic administrators and student life professionals also will give their input. For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
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