"Civic responsibility involves direct, meaningful participation in public life and includes political engagement as well as many other types of public activity."
Effective Citizenship as defined at Alverno College "develops the student's capacity to feel socially responsible to her community and to take corresponding action to support its assets and to deal with its concerns."
(2005). Ability-based learning outcomes, p. 51.
Statements of the Ability
Over time the statements describing Effective Citizenship have evolved and changed. Below are links to statements of the ability
(from the "4-pagers") used from 1973 to the present:
Develop Awareness and Understanding of the World in Which the Individual Lives (Green Bible, August 1973)
Understanding of the Contemporary World (1974)
Involvement in the Contemporary World (1981)
Effective Citizenship (1985)
||Acting Chair, 1999
||Acting Chair, Fall 2007
Articles from Alverno Publications on Effective Citizenship
(1996) Developing effective citizens. Alverno Magazine, pgs.2-3, 5-10 [PDF]
(2010) Effective citizenship in the realm of education. Alverno Magazine, pgs.7-8 [PDF]