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Fund for Excellence in STEAM

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Fund for Excellence in STEAM

With funding from generous donors like Mrs. Paxton, HACC can accomplish amazing things. HACC’s talented employees are dedicated to ensuring that the College offers cutting-edge STEAM programs for our students.

The John E. Paxton and Gloria W. Paxton Fund for Excellence in STEAM will be used to implement the following projects:

  • Banner Analysis, Configuration, and Testing to Support the One College Reorganization – We will use $381,077.61 to implement enhancements within the College’s customer relationship management system.
  • Developing Critical Speaking and Presentation Skills – We will use $185,000 to enhance the technology in HACC’s Communication 101 classrooms.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Enhance Online Student Success and Engagement – We will use $150,000 to support an AI-supported inquiry-based learning discussion protocol to improve critical thinking and engagement of students.         
  • Remote Instruction and Online Course Access for HACC Students (including Crisis Response) – We will use $145,000 to purchase technology and services that will allow students to receive remote instruction and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Committee - STEAM Faculty – We will use $73,500 to promote and incentivize faculty to adopt, adapt, or create OER for students.
  • Semester Loan Laptops and Calculators for the Learning Commons – We will use $42,356.32 to purchase additional calculators and laptops for students to borrow from HACC’s libraries.
  • Introduction to PC Technology and Installing and Troubleshooting PC’s Modernization – We will use $31,212.70 to update the technology in labs at HACC’s Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses. These changes will support the Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking Technology, and Electronic Engineering Technology programs at HACC.
  • HACC STEAM Learning: Building a Foundation for Virtual and Augmented Reality – We will use $19,190.78 to help create greater awareness and education of STEAM programs at HACC.
  • Student Media Initiative Fall 2019 Application – We will use $18,278.60 to create an interdisciplinary and web-based collegewide student newspaper.
  • Next Generation Task Force Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Initiative – We will use $15,000 to purchase the PLA Accelerator, an online tool that guides students through the process of documenting their work and learning experiences.
  • Graphic and Interactive Design - Contemporary Portable Workspace (iPad pro) – We will use $14,208 to purchase equipment for HACC’s graphic and interactive design students.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera – We will use $7,481.79 to purchase equipment for HACC’s photography students.

 

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