CAC students participate in more than 80 events during the fall semester
By Guy Harrison, CAC Media & Marketing Specialist
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Central Arizona College’s Office of Student Engagement and Activities sponsored more than 80 events engaging over 4,200 students during the fall semester.
“We’re really focused on student learning outside of the classroom,” Rosemary Ramirez, the director of the department, explained.
Students immerse themselves in numerous activities around the district featuring everything from cultural and artistic heritage events to individual and social responsibility.
At CAC’s Aravaipa Campus, for example, students had the chance to partake in a luau, while students at the Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction participated in a poetry slam. At the Signal Peak Campus, CAC’s Chris Braybrooks has been instrumental in organizing intramural sporting events.
Whether it is Cuts for Cancer at the Signal Peak Campus or Highway Cleanup at Aravaipa, the effectiveness of each activity is measured using a three-pronged tool - basic understanding, proficient understanding, and accomplished understanding. Using this approach, students and staff can measure the learning outcomes of each event.
“Through these events and observations each student will be able to explain and articulate a position on a public policy that affects them personally and also affects the CAC community,” Philip Tompkins, CAC’s dean of student life, explained.
CAC students are helping build community in Pinal County one activity at a time.