VALUE Rubrics

Through its ground-breaking national initiative, VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education), the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) has worked with faculty and assessment expert teams across the country to develop a set of 16 rubrics through which institutions can evaluate cross-cutting capacities that students develop across courses and programs. More than 2000 institutions are currently using VALUE rubrics as part of their assessment plans. See below for the rubrics.

Intellectual & Practical Skills

Personal & Social Responsibility

  • Civic knowledge and engagement-local and global (Word, PDF)
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence (Word, PDF)
  • Ethical reasoning (Word, PDF)
  • Foundations and skills for lifelong learning (Word, PDF)
  • Global learning (Word, PDF)

Integrative & Applied Learning

  • Integrative and applied learning (Word, PDF)