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Communication Analysis

Problem Solving

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


Social Interaction

"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:

1973 Social Interaction Ability Statement - Version 1

1983 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 3

1988 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 5

1991 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 7

1994 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 9

1994 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 10

1996 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 11

1996 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 12

2000 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 13

2005 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 15


1980 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 2

1985 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 4

1989 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 6

1992 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 8

1994 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 9b

1994 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 10b

1996 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 11b

1996 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 12b

2002 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 14

2010 Social Interaction Ability Statement - version 16

 

Name Changes

Develop Facility for Social Interaction (Green Bible, August 1973)
Social Interaction Skills (1974)
Effective Social Interaction (1976)
Social Interaction (1981)

Leadership

Bernardin Deutsch Chair, 1974-1992
Zita Allen Chair, 1992-2004
Zita Allen & Jeana Abromeit Co-Chairs, 2004-2005
Jeana Abromeit Acting Chair, 2005
Catherine Knuteson Chair, 2006-2011
Joyce Fey Chair, 2011-

 

Articles from Alverno Publications on Social Interaction

(1984) Department produces developmental model. Alverno Educators' Newsletter, pgs.1-2. [PDF]