Dr. Diane McMahon, associate sociology professor and faculty director of the College to Community Partnership Center at ACM, has joined the 2022 codesigner cohort for Ask Every Student. She joins a 24-member group from 20 campuses across the nation.
ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND JOINS NATIONAL COHORT LEADING GROUNDBREAKING STUDENT VOTING PROGRAM
CUMBERLAND, Md. (Apr. 7, 2022) – Allegany College of Maryland announced today that Dr. Diane McMahon was selected to join the 2022 Codesigner Cohort for Ask Every Student, a national initiative that facilities collaboration between campus leaders and nonprofit partners to help campuses ask every student to participate in the democratic process and achieve full student voter registration.
BUILDING A DEMOCRACY FOR ALL.
The 2022 Codesigner Cohort is a deliberately selected group of 24 local student, faculty, and campus staff leaders representing 20 campuses across the country, including five community colleges, and seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). The 2022 cohort will work to develop innovative strategies and resources to increase student democratic participation on college campuses using the Ask Every Student Framework. AES’s approach helped to produce significant gains in student democratic participation on participating campuses during the 2020 election cycle, according to an extensive 2021 academic study of the initiative’s efficacy.
LEARNING & CONNECTING.
“Working with Ask Every Student has been a productive collaboration for ACM students. Hearing about the experiences of campuses across the country offers new opportunities for our students and helps connect them to others that share their passion for participating in the democratic process,” said McMahon, an associate professor of sociology and faculty director of the College to Community Partnership Center at ACM. “With AES’s support, student voter registration rates increased 8.1%, when comparing participation in the 2016 election to the 2020 presidential election.”
“We can’t wait to see how the 2022 Codesigner Cohort will build on the success of Ask Every Student’s unique, human-centered design approach towards creating resources that help us realize our vision of ensuring that every individual student has easy and equal access to voter registration where they live,” said Clarissa Unger, executive director of the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition and an Ask Every Student Steering Committee member.
ABOUT ASK EVERY STUDENT.
Ask Every Student is a national joint initiative of the Students Learn Students Vote, the ALL IN campus Democracy Challenge, the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project, and the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, that facilitates collaboration between campus leaders and nonprofit partners to help campuses ask every student to participate in the democratic process and achieve full student voter registration.