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Global Scholar Designation

The Global Scholar (GS) designation is a program of distinction available to students who wish to hone their global knowledge and competencies without adding additional credits to their college degrees. It is open to all students, regardless of major or College.

By design, the GS designation is largely self-directed in the choice of courses and responsibility to track progress toward achievement. Students nevertheless have to “declare” their pursuit of the GS designation, which they can do at any point in the course of their studies. (Likewise, students have to “drop” it through the UARC if they decide they do not wish to complete it.) Once completed, the achievement of the GS designation will be documented on the student’s official transcript.

Students may choose from two different models – A or B – for the Global Scholar (GS) designation. Both models build upon the 3 Global Citizenship (GC) credits required within the USP:

 

 Model A: 12 credits 

100-200 level (USP)

300-400 level

(distributional)

Applied Experiential Learning + Reflection

3 cr. GC

9 cr. GS

 

*No more than 6 GS cr. from a single department or program.

e-Portfolio reflection on an applied or experiential learning opportunity (STAR milestone.)  For example:

  • Clinical
  • Study Abroad
  • Student/Faculty Collab. Research
  • Independent Study
  • Service Learning Project
  • Community Engagement/Internship

 

Model B: 12 credits:

100-200 level (USP)

300-400 level

(distributional)

Applied Experiential Learning + Reflection

3 cr. GC 

 

6 cr. GS

*No more than 6 GC/GS cr. from a single department or program.

e-Portfolio reflection on an applied or experiential learning opportunity (STAR milestone.)  For example:

  • Clinical
  • Study Abroad
  • Student/Faculty Collab. Research
  • Independent Study
  • Service Learning Project

Community Engagement/Internship

3 cr. GC Foreign Language

 

 

 

Once the GS model has been declared, the student and his or her advisors may track progress toward completion of the GS designation on the STAR report. Students are required to complete an e-Portfolio reflection in conjunction with an applied or experiential learning opportunity (noted in column three above). 

 

 

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