Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Citizen Scholars
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Global Leadership

This credential is achieved through participation in cultural activities across linguistic, religious, economic, and social categories that are different from your own; additionally, students develop an understanding of global issues and intersecting concerns across locations, cultures, political systems, economic formations.

Experiences

  • Participate in one CS workshop on cross-cultural engagement
  • Participate in 3 cross-cultural events from cultures different from your own (creative, social, cultural exposure and interaction; not necessarily global in scope, not necessarily political or critical)
  • Participate in three global issue-oriented events (focus may be on conditions, policies, practices, debates, discussion of artistic or creative interventions, local/global dynamics, etc. These experiences provide insight into critical questions and concerns with global scope and implications)
  • Participate in significant Study Abroad/Study Away

E-portfolio

  • Reflective blog during Study Abroad/Study Away
  • Project from a class representing work on a global theme or question
  • Reflection in any form or medium connecting a global and local issue.

Professional Networking

This credential is achieved through active engagement with public professionals and development of skills necessary for a professional life in Arts & Letters fields. 

Experiences

  • Passing grade in AL 101
  • Passing grade in AL 110, 210
  • Serve on planning team of two CS events in different years – orientation/open house, year-end symposium, workshop, roundtable or other event
  • Formal application to CS program with proposal for use of funds; funding amount may vary depending on status of student and projected trajectory (Freshman applicants may not be eligible for full $5,000, unless trajectory and preparation are clear and viable; funding of future needs is possible)
  • Job shadow at community organization, or arranged workshop on parameters of job directing aspects of such an organization
  • Attend one CS workshops on professional networking (offered in AL 101)
  • Mentor 1st-2nd year CS aspirant – one semester in final two years

E-portfolio

  • Project for AL 101 linked to professional networking
  • Plans for leadership post-graduation

Research and Creative Activity

This credential is achieved through participation in socially-engaged academic work and original scholarly/artistic contributions related to Citizen Scholar themes and issues.

Experiences

  • Attend three creative/artistic events, and reflect on them
  • Attend and reflect on a creative/artistic event from a culture/community different from your own
  • Attend one CS workshop on research and creative activity
  • Apply to professional scholarly/artistic event – conference, exhibition or audition, dependent upon field of study
  • Collaborate with CS cohort members to define, plan, and execute a group project of some kind; this may be linked to one of the larger CS projects, or it may be defined independently of those larger projects. This may be in preparation for presentation at the CS symposium, or you may find another appropriate site for presentation (public event, scholarly or popular journal, social media, etc ).

E-portfolio

  • Project from AL 110
  • Project from AL 210
  • Select and adapt one project from CS course for public audience
  • Select and adapt two projects from major discipline for public audience
  • One collaborative project with CS cohort members

Civic Engagement

This credential is achieved through significant participation in and contributions to MSU, local, regional, national, and global communities.

Experiences

  • Attend two roundtables or events addressing civic engagement by arts and humanities scholars; how faculty work with/as citizens and activists outside the university to shape policy, increase understanding, instigate positive change
  • Attend one CS workshop on Civic Engagement
  • 40 hours of community engagement or outreach appropriate to discipline and career goals
  • Attend one public discussions on local, regional, national, or campus issues
  • Attend one public discussion on global issue
  • Attend two colloquia or lectures that engage with concepts of citizenship and self and other

E-portfolio

  • Profile about one “role model” whose work is related to student’s goals as a Civic scholar or artist – see Experiences above
  • One engaged research project: identifies a civic or community problem or goal and looks for a solution