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AACU 2016 Session Materials: New Majority Alums: Frameworks for Learning with Alumni (1/23/16)

Our session has been cancelled due to the weather. Therefore we are making available here the session materials, names of panelists who were unable to travel because of the storm, and the session description. It’s our best shot at a virtual session. Email comments and questions to Julie Ellison at


King 2016 AACU Handout

AACU 2016 King Presentation 012316

ACCU Handout Citizen Alum Hinrichs

Hinrichs Video Presentation AACU 2016

Panelists: Randall Bass, Georgetown University; Julie Ellison, University of Michigan (organizer); Danielle Hinrichs, Metropolitan State University; Patricia King, University of Michigan; Marybeth Gasman, University of Pennsylvania

Session Description:

This session aims to strengthen the framework for promising practices in learning with alumni, a potentially vital contribution to the success of both New Majority and traditional students. We propose a closer link among three areas of educational innovation: (i) socially responsive learning pathways and the life phases associated with them, extending to the student-to-alum transition); (ii) developmental phases conceptualized in terms of intercultural maturity and
self-authorship, and (iii) change efforts particular to institutional type and mission, especially student success efforts that center on the whole person before and after graduation. Speakers will attend to student pathways into/through/out of civic learning experiences, especially as experienced by New Majority graduates who are creating new forms of alumnihood. This panel takes seriously intercultural capabilities and democracy skills that are joined under the rubric of “full participation” and stresses intergenerational approaches to fostering more inclusive institutional cultures.


Other Citizen Alum Presentations and Publications:

Introducing Citizen Alum

What Questions Are They Asking? Metro State Students Interview Alums (updated June 2013)

Citizen Alum NCCC Civic Institute Presentation (February 2013)

Citizen Alum Auburn University CLA Academy for Civic Professionalism Presentation (May 2013)

Citizen Alum Task Force on Intergenerational Learning with College Students (April 2014)

Julie Ellison Keynote Wagner College Civic Engagement Recognition Day (May 2014)

“Happy Graduation. Now What?” Ellison on Citizen Alum in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning Winter 2015



A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future 
Adam Doster, “When College Ends, So Does Activism” (online article)
American Democracy Project
Ashoka U
Campus Compact
Center for Institutional and Social Change
DemocracyU–American Commonwealth Partnership–Second Acts for the Greater Good
Harry Boyte at Huffington Post
Imagining America
Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University–alumni programs
Kettering Foundation
National Issues Forum–Issue Books
Talloires Network
The Alumni Network — Princeton AlumniCorps
The Democracy Commitment — An American Community College Initiative