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Harvesting a Great Education at QCC This Fall

August, 2017
  • full time faculty at orientation
  • full time faculty at orientation
  • Harrington Learning Center is ready for fall students.
    Harrington Learning Center is ready for fall students.

It’s just about “GO TIME” at Quinsigamond Community College and we couldn’t be more excited! The fall 2017 season is just about upon us, with classes beginning on September 6.

This fall there are many new and exciting changes in store for the students, starting with QCC’s new President, Dr. Luis G. Pedraja.

New full-time QCC faculty are also onboard, having gone through an extensive faculty orientation. This is the first time the college has run a multi-day, new full-time faculty orientation. New faculty members were given a tour of the college including orientations at Disability Services, tutoring centers and the Alden Library. This enabled them to become familiar with all the resources that QCC has to offer faculty, staff, and students. New faculty were also given the opportunity to connect with seasoned faculty and staff who will be of assistance to them as they transition into their new roles.  

On the student front, the Office of Student Life will be rolling out a new leadership program starting this fall. The QCC Leadership Academy will provide students with an interactive and comprehensive program that facilitates leadership, awareness, and action on the individual, local, and global level.

The QCC Leadership Academy seeks to develop student leaders through programming that integrates the framework of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. The Social Change Model of Leadership Development is designed to enhance the development of leadership qualities in all participants. It promotes an inclusive process that actively engages all who contribute—whether you hold formal leadership positions or not. The model explicitly promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service.

QCC’s leadership program will be a full year (fall and spring semester) and will include several workshops. The first half of the program (fall semester) will be called, Emerging Leaders. These workshops will help students learn about themselves. The second half of the program (spring semester) will be called, Engaged Leaders, and workshops will focus on group processes, community values, and getting involved. The program will culminate with a service learning project. Students must attend at least seven of the workshops, in addition to all of the mandatory workshops in order to complete the program. For more information, please email Director of Student Life and Leadership Michael Beane at mbeane [at]

It’s never been a better time to start taking classes at QCC! If you haven’t already registered this semester there’s still time. Visit the Registration page to learn more.