Valuing in Decision-Making
"Because decisions about 'What is the good, the true, the beautiful?' 'What is worth striving for?' and 'what ought to be done?' are implicit in every human endeavor, Alverno includes valuing in decision-making at the core of each student's educational process."
The main goal in teaching and assessing for valuing at Alverno is for the "student to develop the ability to make decisions in all realms of her life using a more conscious awareness of " how her values emerged, how they are changing in light of new experiences and learning, and how they affect how she chooses to think and act."
(2005). Ability-based learning outcomes, p. 29.
Statements of the Ability
Over time the statements describing the Valuing in Decision-Making ability have evolved and changed. Below are links to statements of the ability
(from the "4-pagers") used from 1973 to the present:
Develop a Facility for Making Value Judgements and Independent Decisions (Green Bible, August 1973)
Valuing in Decision-Making (1974)
Facility in Forming Value Judgements within the Decision-Making Process (1976)
Valuing in Decision-Making (2002)
|| Chair, 1981-1985
||Acting Chair, 1996
|| Chair, 1999-2006
|Margaret Earley & Patricia Jensen
||Acting Co-Chairs, Spring 2001
|| Acting Chair, Spring 2010
Articles from Alverno Publications on Valuing
(1983) Earley relates valuing and ethics in D.C. sabbatical. Alverno Educators' Newsletter, pgs.1,5. [PDF]
(1994) How Alverno teaches valuing in decision-making. Alverno Magazine, pgs. 4-11. [PDF]