To become an effective communicator, an Alverno student learns to read, write, speak, listen, quantitatively analyze and incorporate technology across the disciplines. Communication as a required ability is taught and assessed through integration of multiple communication modes in a variety of disciplinary and professional contexts.
In courses across the curriculum, from psychology to music to nursing, each student is guided to develop her communication skills through performances within the guidelines of specific criteria.
(2005). Ability-based learning outcomes, p. 7.
Statements of the Ability
Over time the statements describing the Communication ability have evolved and changed. Below are links to statements of the ability
(from the "4-pagers") used from 1973 to the present:
Develop Effective Communications Skills (Green Bible, August 1973)
Effective Communications (1976)
|Joyce Fey & Diane Rutherford
|Julie Stoffels & Nancy Bornstein
||Acting Co-chairs, Spring 1995
||Chair, 1998 -
||Acting Chair, Fall 2008