One of the things academics hear all the time is: “It must be so nice to have the summer off!” The faculty here at Penn State Abington, along with their colleagues around the country, know that is far from the truth.
To begin with Abington has one of the most bustling and active summer schedules within Penn State University. We offer a range of classes – and not just lower level classes or general education courses as found on many college campuses. For example, in summer session II we’re offering a 400 level course that is cross-listed for Criminal Justice and History – and it’s offered in a hybrid format as well. There are 400 level Accounting courses available. It’s a wide and deep schedule that really makes us a year-round campus. Our faculty are also engaged in creative and scholarly activities on and off campus. Several of our faculty have pieces in the Woodmere Annual Juried Exhibition in Chestnut Hill right now. Faculty are working in their own labs in Woodland or with colleagues in laboratories in Philadelphia or in other cities in the United States or in other countries. Our faculty are traveling throughout the world to present research, meet with collaborators, attend workshops, collect data, and spend time in archives. Summer off? Never!!