Through focus groups and data analyses we have developed a rubric that conceptualizes how principles of Catholic social thought may be learned and enacted.

CST Rubric

This rubric regarding learning of Catholic social teaching and tradition (CST) is intended to assist Catholic colleges and universities as they articulate student learning goals and measure student development. What we mean by “learning” encompasses knowledge of, appreciation for, and integration of CST, including an awareness of the importance of critiquing it.

The rubric is for use in various ways across an institution: for example, for course/program development and assessment, and as a means of coordinating efforts across academic and co-curricular programs, student affairs, institutional research, career services, campus ministry, and similar offices.

Please cite our research initiative when you use the rubric. We welcome your input and learning how you may use this tool.