The primary purpose of a SCI co-curricular is to increase the number of students exposed to the Scholar-Citizen initiative including its learning outcomes and associated pedagogical practices. Additionally, SCI co-curriculars contribute to one of the three areas of psycho-social development targeted by the Scholar-Citizen program:
- Reflective Judgment, and
- Intercultural Knowledge and Competence.
There are three “tiers” of SCI co-curriculars to support both broad student exposure to the learning and psycho-social developmental goals of the SC program as well as the academic and co-curricular requirements of our Scholar-Citizens and Scholar-Citizen Fellows.
Tier 1 (broad appeal and relevance, indirect assessment through survey administration to attendees)
Tier 2 (target a specific set of learning outcomes for a specific set of students; direct and indirect assessment through collection of student reflections from students enrolled in the associated course/expereince and survey administration to all students who attend the public event)
Tier 3 (student-designed projects; direct assessment through SCF ePortfolio)