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About the Program

Radford University Scholar-Citizenship is defined by active and scholarly participation in the complex and multicultural world by connecting and applying academic skills and disciplinary knowledge to the challenges facing our local, national, and global communities.

Scholar-Citizen Program Goals

Goal 1:  Enhance Student Learning through Real-World Problem Solving. RU Scholar-Citizens connect and apply academic skills and knowledge including that of their discipline in addressing real-world issues in our local, national, and global communities.

Goal 2:  Foster a Culture of Engaged Learning and Scholarship.  The Scholar-Citizen program at RU supports and encourages a community of practice devoted to connecting academic skills and knowledge to promoting political, cultural, social, and economic change.

Scholar-Citizen Student Learning Outcomes

A Radford University Scholar-Citizen will be able to:

  • Critically analyze different viewpoints of or theories about a contemporary issue using reliable sources.
  • Make connections between one’s academic experiences/ knowledge and one’s own participation in civic life, politics, and government.
  • Apply ethical reasoning to contemporary local, national, or global issues.
  • Solve problems in the context of contemporary local, national, or global issues.