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.
PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:
recognizing and acting on a sense of honor, both by being honest in
relationships and by upholding academic honor codes.
TO A LARGER COMMUNITY:
recognizing and acting on one's responsibility to the educational
community, the local community, and the wider national and global
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.
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)