Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility
In a pledge to provide new leadership to reestablish education for personal and social
responsibility as a central goal within American colleges and universities, Winthrop
University pledges to give particular attention to the following dimensions of
personal and social responsibility (AAC&U "Call to Action"):
- Striving For Excellence: developing a strong work ethic and consciously doing one's very best in all aspects of college.
- Cultivating Personal And Academic Integrity: recognizing and acting on a sense of honor, both by being honest in relationships and by upholding academic honor codes.
- Contributing To A Larger Community: recognizing and acting on one's responsibility to the educational community, the local community, and the wider national and global society.
- Taking Seriously The Perspectives Of Others: recognizing and acting on the obligation to inform one's own judgment; relinquishing a sense of entitlement; and engaging diverse and competing perspectives as a resource for learning, citizenship, and work.
- Refining Ethical And Moral Reasoning: developing moral reasoning in ways that incorporate the other four responsibilities and using such reasoning in learning and in life.
Traits Associated with the Five Dimensions (Lee Knefelkamp)