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Communication Analysis

Problem Solving

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Social Interaction Developing a Global Perspective Effective Citizenship Aesthetic Engagement


Analysis

The analytic ability is a major contributing factor to critical thinking. Analysis is the active process of examining, searching, comparing, dissecting, and synthesizing all in the pursuit of understanding and knowledgable judgement.

The entire range of what is called 'cognitive skill development" is included in the developmental levels of analysis. Alverno students learn to analyze problems, situations, issues, ideas, substances, and processes.
(2005). Ability-based learning outcomes, p. 15.


Statements of the Ability

Over time the statements describing the Analysis ability have evolved and changed. Below are links to statements of the ability (from the "4-pagers") used from 1973 to the present:

1973 Analysis Ability Statement - Version 1

1983 Analysis Ability Statement - version 3

1988 Analysis Ability Statement - version 5

1991 Analysis Ability Statement - version 7

1994 Analysis Ability Statement - version 9

1994 Analysis Ability Statement - version 10

1996 Analysis Ability Statement - version 11

1996 Analysis Ability Statement - version 12

2000 Analysis Ability Statement - version 13

2005 Analysis Ability Statement - version 15


1980 Analysis Ability Statement - version 2

1985 Analysis Ability Statement - version 4

1989 Analysis Ability Statement - version 6

1992 Analysis Ability Statement - version 8

1994 Analysis Ability Statement - version 9b

1994 Analysis Ability Statement - version 10b

1996 Analysis Ability Statement - version 11b

1996 Analysis Ability Statement - version 12b

2002 Analysis Ability Statement - version 14

2010 Analysis Ability Statement - version 16

 

Name Changes

Sharpen Analytical Capabilities (Green Bible, August 1973)
Analytical Capabilities (1974)
Analytical Capability (1976)
Analysis (1981)

Leadership

Cynthia Stevens Chair, 1974-1976
Lucy Cromwell Chair, 1976-1986
George Gurria Acting Chair, 1986
Lucy Cromwell Chair, 1987-1988
Harry Fleddermann Chair, 1988-1992
Lucy Cromwell Chair, 1992-1993
Harry Fleddermann Chair, 1994 -2000
Carole Barrowman Acting Chair, 2000-2001
Mary Kitten Chair, 2001-2007
Jonathan Little Chair, 2007-
Harry Fleddermann Acting Chair, Fall 2009