Institutions of higher education are tasked with preparing students for a constantly changing society, marked by issues of globalization, technological advances, and religious and cultural diversity. As a productive response to these changes, colleges and universities can be key agents for identifying the skills needed for interfaith engagement on campus and in the workplace. Co-curricular and extracurricular experiences can provide students the opportunity to develop the knowledgebase and skills that are essential to thriving in an increasingly diverse society. But what are those skills and, more importantly, how can we measure them?
To help you navigate this resource, below we have included a title and brief description of each section within this resource.
The Pluralism and Worldview Engagement Rubric: This section discusses the history of the Pluralism Rubric and gives an overview of how it is currently constructed.
Using the Pluralism Rubric at the University of Southern California—A Case Study in Interfaith Assessment: The majority of this resource focuses on scholar practitioner, Sable Manson, and her use of the Pluralism Rubric.
Measuring Interfaith Cooperation: Explores the scales used to measure interfaith.
Developing Meaningful Assessment Measures & Connecting with Faculty: Discusses how Sable connected with faculty in a business course.
Bridging the Curricular to the Experiential: Explains how Sable worked to create a seamless learning experience that bridged the curricular and co-curricular.
Applying the Rubric: Shares how the rubric was used in the course and program.
Adapting & Aligning the Rubric for Assessment: chronicles how the rubric was adjusted to fit programmatic and curricular needs.
Case Study Insights: Important insights gleaned from the case study.
Appendix: Includes two examples of adapted criterion from the Pluralism Rubric.