100% Engagement Competencies
Develop a comprehensive understanding and appreciation in an area of expertise
All 100% Engagement opportunities that allow students to earn the Engaged Learning Experience notation on the transcript identify with one of the following Engagement Competencies, which act as lenses that focus a student on developing an appreciation for and an understanding of that area of expertise.
Diversity & Identity
Students develop explicit understandings of the sociocultural, linguistic, economic, and political experiences of diverse groups representing varying identities and societies, both their own and others, and apply those understandings in work related to a wide range of communities. Diversity and Identity as a Competency is based on developing an appreciation for differences and a sense of an inclusive community.
Global & Intercultural Comprehension
Students develop an understanding of global issues and the worldwide impact of individual and systemic actions while respecting diverse viewpoints. Students will be able to reflect on their own and others' cultural biases and think critically about the world through interaction and collaboration with cultures and societies that are different from their own.
Innovation & Creativity
Students gain an understanding of how to deliberately apply information, imagination, creative thinking and initiative to generate new ideas for the purpose of addressing needs. This process helps students become accustomed to the discomfort of questioning the status quo and the excitement of idea generation and exploration at the leading edge of thought.
Civic & Community Responsibility
Students develop an understanding of government and community systems in order to contribute to the social cohesion, capacity, and governance of a community. In so doing, students will become motivated to be active community members who model inclusive decision-making, foster relationships of reciprocity in their service/volunteer activities, critically reflect on issues, and educate and facilitate the civic engagement of others.
Students gain an understanding of how to bring together novel and original thinking across disciplines to build on knowledge, practices, theories, or methodologies. Students network and establish relationships that cut across disciplines in the pursuit of common tasks.
Students develop a heightened understanding of themselves and others as they participate in various experiences to build their knowledge of professional etiquette and expertise. Based on these experiences, students learn to communicate in an articulate and positive manner, act with integrity, and expand the boundaries of expectation toward a standard of excellence in their work and life.
Students gain an understanding of the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of conditions or practices that make society vulnerable and unsustainable over multi-generational time scales. Through the exploration of issues from a sustainability perspective, students develop potential solutions to these challenges through the use of systems thinking to improve the quality of life for all--environmentally, socially, and economically--both now and for future generations.