Coinciding with the LEAP Texas Fourth Annual Forum on Sunday 19 February begins a week of events focused on Personal Responsibility.  It’s a week where faculty from across the state of Texas will come together online and talk about how they are integrating Personal Responsibility into teaching, learning, and assessment.

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Sunday 19 February – Twitter Chat Between 8pm – 9pm 

What’s on: Participate in the evening Twitter Chat “Teaching Personal Responsibility in College Courses” Twitter Chat by using #LEAPTexas


  1. At 8pm on the day of the chat, log into Twitter and type in #LEAPTexas (not case sensitive).
  2.  Wait for a question (one is tweeted out about every 8 minutes). Example:  Q1 – Do you think it is more important to incorporate personal responsibility for first-year students or senior-year students? Which assignments would be better for each group? #LEAPTexas
  1. Hit “Reply” to the tweet with the question, use A for Answer, and include the hash tag. #LEAPTexas

Monday 20 February – Follow the conference back channel on Twitter

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Tuesday  21 February – Follow the conference back channel on Twitter

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Wednesday 22 February – Webinar 3pm – 4pm

What’s on: Webinar  – What’s ethical about personal responsibility?

Presenter: Dr Nakia Pope, LEAP TX Faculty Fellow

Is the Core Objective “personal responsibility” simply ethical reasoning? It would seem so. The definition speaks of “ethical decision-making.” The Ethical Reasoning VALUE Rubric is a common tool with which to assess this Core Objective. But does equating personal responsibility with a particular type of reasoning really capture the what and the why of this Core Objective? Join a discussion about this difficult but vital Core Objective, what it means, and how it might be taught and assessed. Warning: this session is led by a philosopher, but he promises to keep mentions of Aristotle and Kant to a minimum.

Please join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3131 

Access Code: 610-947-309 

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Thursday 23 February – Online event 8am – 9am

What’s on: Tune in to the “30 Ways to Integrate Personal Responsibility in Your Fall Courses” Periscope Session at 8am CDT.

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Description: In this session, you will discover and contribute ways to teach and engage your students in interactive assignments addressing personal responsibility! These engagement methods will include syllabus integration, teaching methods for the first-year seminar, teaching methods for capstone courses, career portfolio and resume integration, and classroom assessment of social responsibility.

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NEW: Personal Responsibility Resources

You can find out more about Personal Responsibility, learn how faculty across the state are tackling teamwork assessment at the LEAPTX website and find some great examples of Social Responsibility assessments.