The ACOM Attribute
The ACOM Attribute found in Siena College courses means that the course has a partnership with a local community partner, such as a nonprofit, school or government agency. ACOM courses work in a variety of different ways to collaborate with the community partner to create a sustainable program or solution to a community need.
- Direct Service/hands-on - students are spending time at the community partner doing volunteer hours and collecting data for class projects.
- Indirect Service/behind the scenes - Student primarily focus on a project that will benefit the partner such as a needs assessment, program evaluation or enhancement of resources
- Hybrid/both - Most classes are a hybrid of the two combining hands-on time at a community partner with academically rigorous projects that enhance the learning goals of the class.
If you are interested in knowing more about the type of engagement work being done in the ACOM class you are interested in you should reach out to the faculty member and ask!