Susan Sturm, Director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia University Law School, makes the case for the importance of Citizen Alum for law schools and their graduates.
The inaugural Citizen Alum Summer Institute is full. Due to robust demand, we raised the cap for the inaugural Citizen Alum Summer Institute. Designed to support the work of Citizen Alum teams in the coming year, the Institute will meet in Minneapolis next week. The Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (“the J…read more →
By Tamara Hutto — I work in the Graduate College at Kennesaw State University. I had the opportunity today to talk to an Alumni Job group for underemployed or unemployed alumni from KSU. This Job group meets every week, for 9 weeks, talking about all aspects of how to be competitive in a tough job market. A couple of months…read more →
Staff members in the Office of Alumni Relations at the University of La Verne have interviewed scores of alumni in the first year of their Listening Project. Meet 45 of La Verne’s Citizen Alums here. Many of them talk about the way in which they pursue community engagement at work and through volunteer activities–and their stories help us understand better…read more →
“The Long Now.” We don’t know what an alumnus of College Unbound means. We don’t know what role an institution based around creating the conditions of lifelong-learning needs to be for graduates who are long into life. You’re the only ones who can show us. For a longer extract from Adam Bush’s 2012 commencement address for the founding class of…read more →
Citizen Alum Summer Institute Now Full “Engaging alumni as active citizens in our communities, campuses, and the world” Alumni want to be involved in their communities and with our campuses as change agents to address society’s most pressing problems. Yet higher education leaders often struggle to connect alumni in meaningful ways that capture their civic passions and also serve institutional…read more →
Citizen Alum campus team members will convene on June 11-12, 2013, at the Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education at the University of Minnesota. Registration and housing information will be posted early in the new year.
How Can Research on Civic Identities of Students and Alumni Spark Innovations in Civic Engagement? December 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota This interactive event will engage panelists and participants, both in person and online, in a discussion of emerging research exploring civic identities of students and alumni. Details and registration at http://jcdec12.eventbrite.com…read more →
Citizen Alum was featured in a November 12 session at the 2012 national meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, held in Denver. The session theme was “Engaging Alumni in Service to Higher Education and Society.” From the Program: Public engagement is a strategy that can be used to expand alumni advocacy, volunteerism, and philanthropy at APLU institutions….read more →
We launched this site on August 25th, 2012. It is designed to explain Citizen Alum to the world and to serve the community of individuals, campuses, and programs that make up Citizen Alum, along with the many organizations that inform and support our work. The group blog will be a platform for commentary and dialogue. We invite feedback on the…read more →