Training Opportunities

Sloan Consortium Membership Information

Portland Community College is now a Sloan Consortium Institutional Member. The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education. Sloan- C supports the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction.

Benefits of Sloan-C Institutional Membership

There are a number of benefits we'll be able to make use of with our institutional membership. One of the most important is the opportunity to participate in short term workshops offered through Sloan-C. We have purchased 50 workshop seats for the year with our membership, and our goal will be to have small groups of PCC online instructors and Distance Education staff participate in select workshops in order to promote collaboration within our own community. You are welcome to browse the total list of workshops offered at the Sloan-C website and make suggestions (to Greg Kaminski), but our actual workshop choices and the number of workshops we may participate in will be limited in order to ensure that more people have a chance to participate. (Details about future selected workshops will be coming soon.) If there is a strong response to workshop registration, we will have an option to purchase additional workshop seats in the future.

Other membership benefits of interest:

Getting Started: Individual Account Set-Up/Log-in Instructions

Every person at PCC is considered a member, but each needs an individual Sloan-C account log- in and password. If you do not have an account already, please register.

How do I create an account affiliated with PCC?
  1. Follow this link to create a free user account.
  2. Once you complete your registration, you will be forwarded to your "profile" page.
  3. Please enter your name and "Portland Community College" as your organization.
  4. The system will now recognize you as a member. Go to the member resources page for details on your membership benefits such as free webinars and access to the JALN.
I already have a user account. How do I make sure I am affiliated with my institution?
  1. Please log-in to www.sloanconsortium.org.
  2. Go to your user profile and add "Portland Community College" in the space provided.
  3. The system will now recognize you as a member. Go to the member resources page for details on your membership benefits such as free webinars and access to the JALN.

Please contact Greg Kaminski, gkaminsk@pcc.edu, or the Sloan-C contact, Joanna Tong, jtong@sloanconsortium.org with any questions or concerns.