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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Global Learning

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Inquiry and Analysis

    Effective and transformative global learning offers students meaningful opportunities to analyze and explore complex global challenges, collaborate respectfully with diverse others, apply learning to take responsible action in contemporary global contexts, and evaluate the goals, methods, and consequences of that action.

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Critical Thinking

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Critical Thinking

    This rubric is designed to be transdisciplinary, reflecting the recognition that success in all disciplines requires habits of inquiry and analysis that share common attributes. Further, research suggests that successful critical thinkers from all disciplines increasingly need to be able to apply those habits in various and changing situations encountered in all walks of life.

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Inquiry and Analysis

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Inquiry and Analysis

    This rubric is designed for use in a wide variety of disciplines. Since the terminology and process of inquiry are discipline-specific, an effort has been made to use broad language which reflects multiple approaches and assignments while addressing the fundamental elements of sound inquiry and analysis (including topic selection, existing, knowledge, design, analysis, etc.)

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  • CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Argument (Grades 11-12)

    CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Argument (Grades 11-12)

    This is a Common Core State Standards-aligned writing rubric for use in the evaluation of argument-type papers. This rubric is for grades 11-12.

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Ethical Reasoning

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Inquiry and Analysis

    This rubric is intended to help faculty evaluate work samples and collections of work that demonstrate student learning about ethics.

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  • AACU VALUE Rubric – Civic Engagement

    AACU VALUE Rubric – Inquiry and Analysis

    Civic engagement is "working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes."

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  • CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Narrative (Grades 9-10)

    CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Narrative (Grades 9-10)

    This is a Common Core State Standards-aligned writing rubric for use in the evaluation of narrative-type papers. This rubric is for grades 9-10.

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  • CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Informative (Grades 9-10)

    CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Informative (Grades 9-10)

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