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Communication Analysis

Problem Solving

Valuing in Decision-Making
Social Interaction Developing a Global Perspective Effective Citizenship Aesthetic Engagement


Communication

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:

1973 Communication Ability Statement - Version 1

1983 Communication Ability Statement - version 3

1988 Communication Ability Statement - version 5

1991 Communication Ability Statement - version 7

1994 Communication Ability Statement - version 9

1994 Communication Ability Statement - version 10

1996 Communication Ability Statement - version 11

1996 Communication Ability Statement - version 12

2000 Communication Ability Statement - version 13

2005 Communication Ability Statement - version 15

1980 Communication Ability Statement - version 2

1985 Communication Ability Statement - version 4

1989 Communication Ability Statement - version 6

1992 Communication Ability Statement - version 8

1994 Communication Ability Statement - version 9b

1994 Communication Ability Statement - version 10b

1996 Communication Ability Statement - version 11b

1996 Communication Ability Statement - version 12b

2002 Communication Ability Statement - version 14

2010 Communication Ability Statement - version 16

Name Changes

Develop Effective Communications Skills (Green Bible, August 1973)
Communication (1974)
Effective Communications (1976)
Communications (1981)
Communication (1985)

 

Leadership

Georgine Loacker Chair, 1974-1981
Joyce Fey & Diane Rutherford Co-chairs, 1981-1982
Joyce Fey Chair, 1982-1987
Georgine Loacker Chair, 1988-1993
Carole Barrowman Chair, 1993-1998
Julie Stoffels & Nancy Bornstein Acting Co-chairs, Spring 1995
Robert O'Brien-Hokanson Chair, 1998 -
Nancy Bornstein Acting Chair, Fall 2008