Five Dimensions of PSRI

The Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory assesses campus climate on five dimensions of personal and social responsibility that describe developmentally appropriate goals for students in college. Each dimension has at least two factors. In addition to the descriptions below, AAC&U created detailed lists of character traits associated with each of the five dimensions.

Striving for Excellence

Developing a strong work ethic and consciously doing one's very best in all aspects of college

Cultivating Academic Integrity

Recognizing and acting on a sense of honor, ranging from honesty, fairness, and respect for others and their work to engaging with a formal academic honors code

Contributing to a Larger Community

Recognizing and acting on one's responsibility to the educational community and the wider society, locally, nationally, and globally

Taking Seriously the Perspectives of Others

Recognizing and acting on the obligation to inform one's own judgment; engaging diverse and competing perspectives as a resource for learning, citizenship, and work

Developing Competence in Ethical and Moral Reasoning and Action

Developing ethical and moral reasoning in ways that incorporate the other four responsibilities; using such reasoning in learning and in life

Factor Reports