Social Responsibility


In Texas, the social responsibility objective (SR) is defined as including:

intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

The assessment of Social responsibility is required in five foundational component areas:

  • Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • Creative Arts
  • American History
  • Government/Political Science Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Examples From Across Texas

Dr. Adria Battaglia from Austin Community College shares her experience of incorporating social responsibility into the assignments for a public speaking and civic engagement course.

Dr. Kristi Cordell-McNulty from Angelo State University talks about the incorporation of social responsibility via community-based volunteer activity in her psychology courses.

Dr. Doyle Carter (LEAP TX Faculty Fellow) from Angelo State University gave a presentation at the 3rd Annual LEAP Texas Forum titled “Teaching, Learning & Assessing Social Responsibility”

Drs. Doyle Carter and Christine Purkiss from Angelo State University discuss challenges and opportunities for learning, teaching, and assessing social responsibility.

Social Responsibility Teaching Recipes:

Additional Resources


VALUE Rubrics

AACU’s VALUE Rubrics provide a good starting point for beginning to think about the design and assessment of social responsibility. ACCU have organised a number of rubrics underneath the general heading of personal and social responsibility (see the list below) and institutions across Texas are using one or more of these rubrics to support their work with this core objective.

Find out more about VALUE Rubrics.