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Communication Analysis

Problem Solving

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


Developing a Global Perspective

"The complexities of modern life increasingly demand the informed involvement of every citizen. Decisions made in one part of the world have the potential to affect events in another part of the world."

"To think globally, however, is not simply a matter of deciding what is best for everyone, everywhere...We need to find a delicate balance between recognizing our diversity and maintaining an awareness of our common interests as citizens of the world and to engage in the kind of discourse that fosters a truly global perspective."
(2005). Ability-based learning outcomes, p. 43.


Statements of the Ability

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

1973 DGP Ability Statement - Version 1

1983 DGP Ability Statement - version 3

1988 DGP Ability Statement - version 5

1991 DGP Ability Statement - version 7

1994 DGP Ability Statement - version 9

1994 DGP Ability Statement - version 10

1996 DGP Ability Statement - version 11

1996 DGP Ability Statement - version 12

2000 DGP Ability Statement - version 13

2005 DGP Ability Statement - version 15


1980 DGP Ability Statement - version 2

1985 DGP Ability Statement - version 4

1989 DGP Ability Statement - version 6

1992 DGP Ability Statement - version 8

1994 DGP Ability Statement - version 9b

1994 DGP Ability Statement - version 10b

1996 DGP Ability Statement - version 11b

1996 DGP Ability Statement - version 12b

2002 DGP Ability Statement - version 14

2010 DGP Ability Statement - version 16

 

Name Changes

Achieve Understanding of the Relationship of the Individual and the Environment (Green Bible, August 1973)
Understanding of the Environment (1974)
Understanding of Individual/Environment Relationships (1976)
Taking Responsibility for the Environment (1981)
Environmental Responsibility (1984)
Taking Responsibility for the Global Environment (1985)
Taking Responsibility Toward the Global Environment (1989)
Responsibility for the Global Environment (1991)
Global Perspectives (1992)
Developing a Global Perspective (2000)

Leadership

Leona Truchan Chair, 1973-1981
Margaret Murphy Chair, 1981-1982
Stephen Sharkey Chair, 1982
Judeen Schulte Chair, 1982-1988
Andrea Johnson Chair, 1988-1991
Victoria Thorpe Miller Chair, 1991-1994
Abera Gelan Chair, 1994-1998
Victoria Thorpe Miller Acting Chair, Fall 1998
John Savagian Chair, 1999-2004
Amy Shapiro Acting Chair, Spring 2004
Kris Vasquez Chair, 2004-2011
David Brooker Acting Chair, Fall 2009
Mary Lynn Cogar & Kris Vasquez Co-Chairs, 2011-

 

Articles from Alverno Publications on Developing a Global Perspective

(1986) We are the world: Global education at Alverno. Alverno Magazine, p. 13-16 [PDF]

(1992) World links semester aims to develop global perspectives. Alverno Today, pg.1
[PDF]