Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

02/21/2011 -- CCAC–South Campus to host 2011 Service-Learning Symposium

Press Release

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)—in conjunction with the Southwestern PA Regional Network for Growth of Service-Learning—will host the 2011 Service-Learning Symposium on Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m at South Campus.

The theme for this year is “The Impact of Community Engagement: Moving from Outputs to Outcomes”, and will give attendees a look at different ways in which organizations and educational institutions are trying to measure the impact of community engagement. Two keynote addresses will feature perspectives from both an administrator in higher education and a prominent community partner. Participants will include faculty, administrators, students and community service providers supportive of service-learning and its positive impact on the region.

A few of the concurrent session topics include:

  • Research & Scholarship in Service-Learning
  • Best Practices for Integrating Technology and Service-Learning
  • Using Outcomes-Based marketing Consulting
  • Partnership Between Graduate Nursing Programs and Local Hospitals
  • Development of Therapeutic Communication Skills for Occupational Therapy Students

The symposium will feature displays featuring students’ experience with service-learning. There will be information tables set up with information from a variety of community partners. The cost to register is $25 for non-members, $20 for member institutions and $10 for community partners.  Admission is free for students. To register, please visit: www.duq.edu/springnetwork. For more information, please contact Maribel Guati Rojo at 412.396.2223 or springservicelearning@gmail.com

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About CCAC
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.