The civic-minded graduate is a person who has completed a course of study and has the capacity and desire to work with others to achieve the common good.
It refers to a person’s inclination or disposition to be knowledgeable of and involved in the community, and to have a commitment to act upon a sense of responsibility as a member of that community.
To better understand the concept of civic-mindedness and assess the extent to which students who graduate from IUPUI are civic-minded, staff from CSL developed the Civic-Minded Graduate (CMG) model. This model identifies the specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions to describe how students develop civic-mindedness. This model pulls from multiple disciplines, including, but not limited to, student development, social psychology, political and environmental science, and philanthropy.