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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Reading

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Reading

    Our intention in creating this rubric is to support and promote the teaching of undergraduates as readers to take on increasingly higher levels of concerns with texts and to read as one of “those who comprehend.”

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Problem Solving

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Integrative Learning

    This rubric distills the common elements of most problem-solving contexts and is designed to function across all disciplines. It is broad-based enough to allow for individual differences among learners, yet is concise and descriptive in its scope to determine how well students have maximized their respective abilities to practice thinking through problems in order to reach solutions.

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Foundations and Skills for Lifelong Learning

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Integrative Learning

    This rubric is designed to assess the skills and dispositions involved in lifelong learning, which are curiosity, transfer, independence, initiative, and reflection.

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric - Integrative Learning

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Integrative Learning

    Integrative learning is an understanding and a disposition that a student builds across the curriculum and co-curriculum, from making simple connections among ideas and experiences to synthesizing and transferring learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus.

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric- Quantitative Literacy

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Integrative Learning

    This rubric has been designed for the evaluation of work that addresses quantitative literacy (QL) in a substantive way. QL is not just computation, not just the citing of someone else’s data. QL is a habit of mind, a way of thinking about the world that relies on data and on the mathematical analysis of data to make connections and draw conclusions.

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Oral Communication

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Integrative Learning

    This rubric is specifically designed to evaluate oral presentations of a single speaker at a time and is best applied to live or video-recorded presentations.

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Integrative Learning

    The intercultural knowledge and competence rubric suggests a systematic way to measure our capacity to identify our own cultural patterns, compare and contrast them with others, and adapt empathically and flexibly to unfamiliar ways of being.

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Information Literacy

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Information Literacy

    This rubric is recommended for use evaluating a collection of work, rather than a single work sample in order to fully gauge students’ information skills.

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