"The ability to deal with others is crucial to personal and professional success. A society that accomplishes the bulk of its work in conversation, consultation, discussion and debate, on committees and task forces, must depend heavily upon those members who can be effective in interpersonal situations."
"Effective social interaction, as defined at Alverno, involves three dimensions: analytic frameworks, self-awareness, and willingness to engage."
(2005). Ability-based learning outcomes, p. 35.
Statements of the Ability
Over time the statements describing Social Interaction have evolved and changed. Below are links to statements of the ability
(from the "4-pagers") used from 1973 to the present:
Develop Facility for Social Interaction (Green Bible, August 1973)
Social Interaction Skills (1974)
Effective Social Interaction (1976)
Social Interaction (1981)
|Zita Allen & Jeana Abromeit
|| Co-Chairs, 2004-2005
||Acting Chair, 2005
Articles from Alverno Publications on Social Interaction
(1984) Department produces developmental model. Alverno Educators' Newsletter, pgs.1-2. [PDF]