ABOUT THE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP MICRO-CREDENTIAL
Connect what you have learned in the classroom to current societal challenges and support your host community while also learning what it has to teach – preparing yourself for a future career in service and community engagement! The Global Citizenship micro-credential, offered through CIS Abroad, will guide you to develop critical thinking and empathy as well as collaboration and intercultural skills – adding both a global and civic perspective to your professional experience.
Through facilitated reflection, you will explore the values, attitudes, and behaviors that support responsible global citizenship, such as creativity, cross-cultural understanding, and commitment to peace, human rights, and sustainable community development. You will also apply in-class learning to real-world projects and deepen your understanding of what it means to be interculturally competent and civically engaged – in alignment with your professional goals.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Students will gain an understanding of how their academic learning can be applied to address real societal challenges in the working world, in support of and alongside their host communities. CT, T
- Students will develop stronger cross-cultural communication skills, understand how to incorporate empathy and inclusion into their work, and learn how to succeed in a global work culture. G/IF, E&I; T, P
- Students will augment their skillset and develop further knowledge and expertise in their intended career field. P
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
CIS Abroad students enrolled in the Global Service Learning program for credit.
Hybrid (combines a minimum of 140 hrs of on the job work with online coursework)
TIME TO COMPLETION
Minimum of 6 weeks
- Global/Intercultural Fluency, Empathy & Inclusion: Demonstrates the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably and respectfully engage with and include people from different local and global cultures. Interprets intercultural experiences from the perspective of various worldviews and demonstrates the ability to act in a manner that recognizes the feelings of another cultural group.
- Critical Thinking: Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information, while recognizing and integrating multiple perspectives.
- Teamwork: Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities. Demonstrate the ability and commitment to collaboratively work across and within community contexts and structures to achieve a civic aim.
- Professionalism: Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.
*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key competencies and informed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities VALUE rubrics, described in detail below.
The specific requirements that must be met in order to earn this micro-credential include:
- Successfully completing the designated modules within the online curriculum.
- Completing all required service hours and receiving a positive final supervisor evaluation.
- Actively engaging in the live class meetings with the instructor.
- Submitting a quality (B or better) final summative reflection paper as well as a final video, blog, presentation, or similar creative deliverable which presents the outcomes/results of your service experience and speaks to competency development.
American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). (2009). Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE rubric. Retrieved from https://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/intercultural-knowledge
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). (2009). Civic Engagement VALUE rubric. Retrieved from: https://www.aacu.org/civic-engagement-value-rubric
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (2021). Career Readiness Competencies. Retrieved from: https://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/career-readiness-defined/
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (2021). Global Citizenship Education. Retrieved from: https://en.unesco.org/themes/gced