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Peer-Learning Circle for UPCEA

Date: 4/28/2011

Alvernia University will host a peer-learning circle for the University Professional & Continuing Education Association for the UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 14, 2011. Participants will discuss “New Accreditation Guidelines for Distance Education: What are You Doing to Prepare and Comply?”

Deadline for registration is June 6, 2011. A registration fee of $45 includes welcome beverages and a box lunch. Space is limited and registration is a first-come-first-serve basis. To take part of this event, please register and complete payment online at http://www.ship.edu/extended/upcea.

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.