Black History Month 2013 Learning Outcomes

PCC Core Learning Outcomes PCC Black History Month Program Outcomes

Communicate effectively by determining the purpose, audience and context of communication, and respond to feedback to improve clarity, coherence and effectiveness in workplace, community and academic pursuits.

  • Give voice to conditions faced by marginalized populations
  • Explore the educational needs of the various populations of Black peoples throughout Portland Community College and devise and communicate learning outcomes across the various departments, programs, and centers in order to meet the specific educational needs of this group, including courses in African and African American history.
Community and Environment Responsibility

Apply scientific, cultural and political perspectives to natural and social systems and use an understanding of social change and social action to address the consequences of local and global human activity.

  • Identify and analyze the ethical considerations regarding unjust social practices throughout history.
  • Examine the causes and consequences of racial, gender, and social inequities in Oregon and the ways in which these have impacted African descended people in the state so to better meet the educational outcomes of this group.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Identify and investigate problems, evaluate information and its sources, and use appropriate methods of reasoning to develop creative and practical solutions to personal, professional and community issues.

  • Identify and examine laws, policies, and practices that contribute to, and challenge, social inequity for people of African descent district-wide within Portland Community College.
  • Develop creative and informative activities to raise awareness of the particular needs of African descended peoples throughout PCC.
Cultural Awareness

Use an understanding of the variations in human culture, perspectives and forms of expression to constructively address issues that arise out of cultural differences in the workplace and community.

  • Examine various cultural perspectives of persons of African descent throughout PCC and work to create culturally specific educational outcomes that take into account cultural perspectives of African peoples, including courses in African and African American History.
  • Describe the effects of discrimination on family, community, and society.
Professional Competence

Demonstrate and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enter and succeed in a defined profession or advanced academic program.

  • Describe ethical foundations necessary to promote a civil society, especially as it involves fair and just treatment among diverse groups outreach programs targeted toward African descended people including courses in African and African American history as well as developing community relations and contacts with various organizations geared toward the needs of persons of African descent in Oregon.
  • Work effectively in a diverse professional setting, using knowledge of cultural differences to communicate and cooperate effectively.
Self Reflection

Assess, examine and reflect on one's own academic skill, professional competence and personal beliefs and how these impact others.

  • Reflect on a personal perspective regarding the rights of Black persons of African descent
  • Engage students, faculty, staff, and administration in service learning programs geared towards bridging the gap between persons of African descent and Portland Community college.
  • Articulate the meaning and relationship of PCC BHM as a learning experience to the PCC community and community at large.