Pathways to Alumni Involvement

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Pathways to Alumni Involvement


WISCAPE has developed a comprehensive survey of alumni from the University of Wisconsin–Madison focusing on their institutional ties as former students. The survey includes information about graduates’ current attitudes and supporting behaviors for UW–Madison, their attitudes and behaviors as students, as well as information on their civic engagement patterns within their current home communities.

Researchers analyzed data from a sample of 2,400 graduates to determine In this course, participants will learn what individual characteristics and attitudes are associated with undergraduate alumni who donate, volunteer, or in other ways support UW–Madison.

Related Papers and Presentations

  • Weerts, D. J., Cabrera, A. F., & Sanford, T. (2010). Beyond giving:Political advocacy and volunteer behaviors of public university alumni. Research in Higher Education 51(4), 346-365.
  • Weerts, D. J., & Ronca, J. M. (2009). Using classification trees to predict alumni giving for higher education. Education Economics 17(1), 95-122.
  • Weerts, D. J., & Ronca, J. M. (2008). Characteristics of alumni donors who volunteer at their alma mater. Research in Higher Education 49(3), 274-292.
  • Weerts, D. J., & Ronca, J. M. (2007). Profiles of supportive alumni: Donors, volunteers, and those who "do it all."  International Journal of Educational Advancement, 7(1), 20-34.
  • Weerts, D. J., & Ronca, J. M. (April 10, 2007). Predicting alumni giving and volunteerism for higher education. Research paper presentation, American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Weerts, D. J., & Ronca, J. M. (November 3, 2006). Taking it to the next level: Characteristics of alumni donors who increase levels of giving to their alma mater. Research paper presentation, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Anaheim, CA .
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