Community Matters: Enhancing Student Learning Opportunities through the Development of Community Partnerships
This is an abstract from the "Community Matters: Enhancing Student Learning Opportunities through the Development of Community Partnerships" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Undergraduate archaeology students traditionally have few opportunities to gain meaningful archaeological field and/or research experience while pursuing academic goals such as degrees or certificates. This lack of opportunity can negatively impact students’ success in the next stage of their careers. To support student success, Pima Community College's (PCC’s) Centre for Archaeological Field Training actively develops community partnerships which provide additional opportunities to enhance student learning. Through community partnerships, students can participate in a wide variety of local and international projects which provide unique educational opportunities and invaluable field and research experience. Partnerships are also mutually beneficial. Our community partners benefit by gaining access to the resources of PCC’s Archaeology Centre; by drawing from a student labor pool to assist them in completing projects on-time and on-budget; and by helping to develop the local student workforce for future archaeological employment opportunities within the community.
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Community Matters: Enhancing Student Learning Opportunities through the Development of Community Partnerships. Mary Prasciunas, Cristin Lucas, Lea Mason-Kohlmeyer, Helen O'Brien, David Stephen. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452531)
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Abstract Id(s): 25176