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The Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory Reports

The Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory (PSRI) is an Institutional Climate Measure, designed to assesses campus climate on five dimensions of personal and social responsibility. In addition to the descriptions below, AAC&U developed detailed lists of character traits associated with each of the five dimensions.

  • Striving for Excellence: Developing a strong work ethic and consciously doing one's very best in all aspects of college
  • Cultivating Academic Integrity: Recognizing and acting on a sense of honor, ranging from honesty, fairness, and respect for others and their work to engaging with a formal academic honors code
  • Contributing to a Larger Community: Recognizing and acting on one's responsibility to the educational community and the wider society, locally, nationally, and globally
  • Taking Seriously the Perspectives of Others: Recognizing and acting on the obligation to inform one's own judgment; engaging diverse and competing perspectives as a resource for learning, citizenship, and work
  • Developing Competence in Ethical and Moral Reasoning and Action: Developing ethical and moral reasoning in ways that incorporate the other four responsibilities; using such reasoning in learning and in life

Below is the PSRI Report that highlight the important findings of the study:

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