Comprehensive Badge: Citizen Scholar
Description: This credential represents achievements in four major areas of scholarly endeavor.
In order to receive this credential, participants must:
- Demonstrate competency by completing the yearly requirements for the Comprehensive badge.
- Demonstrate competency by achieving badges in:
- Global Leadership
- Professional Networking
- Research and Creative Activity
- Civic Engagement
- Complete 12 credits of the CS option courses; only 3 CS Option credits may be at the 200 level; the remainder must be 300-level or higher.
- Complete AL 101, AL/CS110 and AL/CS210 with a passing grade.
This credential is achieved through participation in cultural activities, policy discussions, and the engagement with issues affecting social political and economic conditions across regional, national, and cultural boundaries – generally, coursework does not count for this category; events should be co-curricular.
This credential is achieved through active engagement with public professionals and development of skills and practices necessary for a professional life in Arts & Letters fields.
This credential is achieved through participation in socially-engaged academic work and original scholarly/artistic contributions related to Citizen Scholar themes and issues.
This credential is achieved through significant participation in and contributions to MSU, local, regional, national, and global communities; generally, coursework or class assignments do not count; however, some service learning experiences may be applicable.
Comprehensive Citizen Scholars Credential Repeating Semester/Yearly and Ongoing Requirements
Global Leadership Theme
- One reflective project per year relating to self-understanding, understanding of self/others, Civic Engagement, Global Leadership/Understanding that answers CS questions
Professional Networking Theme
- Meet with advisor/director each semester enrolled in program
- Identify and meet with faculty mentor – Spring 2nd year in CS program, each subsequent semester enrolled in program
- CV/resume – updated each Semester
- Annual Plan submitted each Fall
Research and Creative Activity Theme
- Participate in year-end CS showcase/symposium each year
Civic Engagement Theme
- Participate in some form of civic engagement each semester. This can take the form of attending a public or organization policy event (e.g. session of the state legislature, Non-Profit organization board meeting), volunteering for a political organization or party, attending a public information and policy meeting, or other similar activities. Become a part of the civic life of this community or the one you’re living in. See E-portfolio requirements under Civic Engagement badge for ideas about how some of these can be used for your CE badge.