Intercultural Perspectives Criteria

Wil Haygood presenting to a group of facilitators.
Intercultural Perspectives Rubric
Criteria Capstone = 3 points Milestone = 2 points Benchmark = 1 point
Knowledge: Cultural Self-Awareness Recognizes new perspectives about own cultural rules and biases (e.g. not looking for sameness; comfortable with the complexities that new perspectives offer.) Identifies own cultural rules and biases (e.g. with a strong preference for those rules shared with own cultural group and seeks the same in others.) Shows minimal awareness of own cultural rules and biases (even those shared with own cultural group(s)) (e.g. uncomfortable with identifying possible cultural differences with others.)
Knowledge: Cultural Worldview Frameworks Demonstrates deeper understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture in relation to its history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices. Demonstrates understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture in relation to its history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices. Demonstrates partial understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture in relation to its history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.
Skills: Empathy

Recognizes intellectual and emotional dimensions of more than one worldview and sometimes uses more than one worldview in interactions.

Identifies components of other cultural perspectives but responds in all situations with own worldview. Views the experience of others but does so through own cultural worldview.
Skills: Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Recognizes and participates in cultural differences in verbal and nonverbal communication and begins to negotiate a shared understanding based on those differences. Identifies cultural differences in verbal and nonverbal communication and is aware that misunderstandings can occur based on those differences but is still unable to negotiate a shared understanding. Has some level of understanding of cultural differences in verbal and nonverbal communication; is unable to negotiate a shared understanding.

Attitudes: Curiosity

Asks deeper questions about other cultures and seeks out answers to these questions.

Asks questions about other cultures.

States interest in learning more about other cultures.

Attitudes: Openness

Begins to initiate and develop interactions with culturally different others. Begins to suspend judgment in valuing her/ his interactions with culturally different others. Expresses openness to most, if not all, interactions with culturally different others. Has difficulty suspending any judgment in her/ his interactions with culturally different others, and is aware of own judgment and expresses a willingness to change. Receptive to interacting with culturally different others. Has difficulty suspending any judgment in her/ his interactions with culturally different others, but is unaware of own judgment.

1Our module is a modified version of the AAC&U Rubric for Intercultural Knowledge and Competence, available at < https://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/intercultural-knowledge>.

2Research further informing this model may be accessed at https://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/intercultural-knowledge.