Students must know how to observe the opportunities and capacities of human communities, understand where new or existing ideas or systems could bring value within those communities, and be able to act effectively in order to drive sustained and positive change to provide that value.

Long form of term name:
Self-Agency and the Ability to Innovate and Take Risks

Learning Climate Questionnaire (LCQ)

This instrument was designed for students to report how they perceive support from their instructors with regard to autonomy. 15-item survey (long form) or 6-item (short form) survey, using a 7-point scale (strongly disagree--strongly agree). Sample items include:

  • I feel that my instructor provides me choices and options.
  • My instructor conveyed confidence in my ability to do well in the course.
  • My instructor tries to understand how I see things before suggesting a new way to do things.