Our Values

Global Citizenship

CAS is committed to developing in its students, the capacity and dispositions
required to participate in a globally interconnected world.

We believe that in order to become a global citizen, students will need to develop these 4 core capacities:

  • investigating the world
  • recognizing perspectives
  • communicating ideas
  • taking action

Global competence involves having the capacity and dispositions to understand and act on issues of global significance.


“Globally competent individuals are aware, curious, and interested in learning about the world and how it works. They can use the big ideas, tools, methods, and languages that are central to any discipline (mathematics, literature, history, science, and the arts) to engage the pressing issues of our time. They deploy and develop this expertise as they investigate such issues, recognizing multiple perspectives, communicating their views effectively, and taking action to improve conditions.”
(Mansilla & Jackson)