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Best Practices for Program Chairs to Communicate and Stay in Touch with Alumni

After careful evaluation of survey data provided by administrators of Penn State's graduate degree programs, the members of the Graduate School Alumni Society (GSAS) Board of Directors' Communications Committee compiled a short list of "best practices" or set of recommendations for graduate degree program chairs to communicate and stay in touch with alumni. The overall goal of establishing the list is to create an effective model that can be applied reasonably to a diverse range of disciplines. The best practices are:

The GSAS Board of Directors offered input and support for formal adoption of these best practices, and, as a result, it is our hope that they will be shared with individuals within the colleges/units who might benefit from them.

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