Graduate Attributes Policy

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Purpose

This policy describes the attributes with which Alphacrucis College (AC) seeks to inculcate its graduates.

Scope

All students

Policy

The AC Mission Statement is the basis for the graduate attributes that the College seeks to inculcate in its students. These are:

Attribute 1. Christian Worldview

Knowledge of the Christian story derived from the Scriptures and tradition of the church, and awareness of the implications of this story for self-identity in the context of local and global communities. This includes a commitment to engage with alternate worldviews, and show appreciation of the values and perspectives of others.

Attribute 2. Leadership

Ability to provide effective Christian leadership to individuals, groups and organisations, demonstrated in the capacity to influence and enable others to accomplish worthwhile objectives which contribute to the human good and the kingdom of God. This includes seeking to emulate the example of Jesus Christ in serving and empowering others.

Attribute 3. Integrity and Justice

Ability to apply a Christian worldview in the diverse situations and responsibilities of life, and to exercise faith, hope, love and generosity as prevailing attitudes. This includes the active promotion of the gospel, social justice, equality, mutual respect and an ecological ethos.

Attribute 4. Communication

Ability to communicate effectively to a range of audiences, in appropriate contexts using high levels of verbal, written and technological skills. This includes visual and media literacy, numeracy, rhetoric and persuasion.

Attribute 5. Personal and Social Skills

Relational skills that incorporate the flexibility for both independent and collaborative situations. This includes personal and group organisational skills, conflict management and resolution, as well as the ability to value and respect the opinions of others.

Attribute 6. Critical and Creative Thinking

Capacity for critical and reflective thinking that is explored not only individually but within a community context. This includes the ability to be creative and to research, analyse and resolve problems in innovative and prophetic ways.

Attribute 7. Professional Knowledge:

Use and maintain knowledge about a discipline or field, in terms of theoretical, conceptual and methodological elements, striving continually and independently to secure further knowledge and where appropriate, defined professional skills.

Responsible for implementation

Academic Board

Key stakeholders

Faculty and students