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Problem Solving

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


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:

1973 Valuing Ability Statement - Version 1

1983 Valuing Ability Statement - version 3

1988 Valuing Ability Statement - version 5

1991 Valuing Ability Statement - version 7

1994 Valuing Ability Statement - version 9

1994 Valuing Ability Statement - version 10

1996 Valuing Ability Statement - version 11

1996 Valuing Ability Statement - version 12

2000 Valuing Ability Statement - version 13

2005 Valuing Ability Statement - version 15


1980 Valuing Ability Statement - version 2

1985 Valuing Ability Statement - version 4

1989 Valuing Ability Statement - version 6

1992 Valuing Ability Statement - version 8

1994 Valuing Ability Statement - version 9b

1994 Valuing Ability Statement - version 10b

1996 Valuing Ability Statement - version 11b

1996 Valuing Ability Statement - version 12b

2002 Valuing Ability Statement - version 14

2010 Valuing Ability Statement - version 16

 

Name Changes

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 (1981)
Valuing in Decision-Making (2002)

Leadership

Margaret Earley Chair, 1974-1980
Jean Schafer Chair, 1980-1981
Margaret Earley Chair, 1981-1985
Trudy Kramer Chair, 1985-1987
Tim Riordan Chair, 1988-1992
Zohreh Emami Chair, 1992-1999
Sandra Graham Acting Chair, 1996
Sandra Graham Chair, 1999-2006
Margaret Earley & Patricia Jensen Acting Co-Chairs, Spring 2001
Patricia Geenen Chair, 2006-2010
Jodi Eastberg Acting Chair, Spring 2010
Jodi Eastberg 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]