Supporting faculty with professional development to incorporate CBL into their teaching practice
Celebrating and recognizing our Community of Practice - CBL Faculty, Students, Staff, and Community Partners
Connecting students with community engagement opportunities
Learning outside the classroom and in the community
Learning about and addressing community needs through CBL courses
CBL: Community-Based Learning Program
Community-Based Learning (CBL) at PCC is an academic program that provides support across all disciplines through assisting faculty with community-based learning course implementation, professional development, and resources.
Additionally, CBL provides GivePulse as a resource for hands-on individual and student group volunteering throughout the greater Portland region.
If your course includes a CBL project or assignment, community engagement activities be completed remotely and also in line with the following parameters to maintain a low risk of exposure to COVID-19:
- Community engagement activities must not include any face-to-face interactions where students are in direct or close contact with individuals outside of their immediate household.
Examples of allowable community engagement include:
- Any virtual opportunity where the activities are 100% online
- Making observations from the student’s place of residence
- Creation of materials or items in the student’s residence that can be delivered and/or received by mail
- Over the phone support services
Visit the PCC COVID-19 resources page for best preventative measures for COVID-19.
- GivePulse COVID-19 page
- Blog post “Supporting Our Communities in the Time of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)” for recommended practices for volunteering and community engagement.
- Search GivePulse for ways to support your community during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Use the Get Involved link to search for opportunities with these new filter categories:
- Virtual/Remote – to find opportunities that can be done remotely
- Emergencies – to find current needs, projects, initiatives that need more immediate volunteers due to the impact of COVID-19
Please keep in mind that organizations/groups may have limited capacity to interact with students as they address internal immediate needs and concerns around COVID-19. It is best to double check with an organization to see if their GivePulse opportunities are up to date.
Faculty: Teach with CBL
- Professional Development
- One-on-One Assistance
- Faculty Tool Kit
- Community Partnerships
- Steps for Faculty New to CBL
- Online Learning and CBL
Apply for Evan and Hattie’s Memorial Scholarship!
PCC students who completed a CBL project or assignment during Spring 2020, Summer 2021, Fall 2020, and/or Winter 2021 are eligible for this $1000 scholarship. Visit PCC Scholarships for application information.
Experience Community-Based Learning
CBL Project: Humans of Southeast
Community Partner: PCC SE Multicultural Center
Course: PSY 101 Psychology and Human Relations
Instructor: Ken Kraska
Toolkit for our CBL Community Partners
- GivePulse for PCC
- Student Volunteer Recruitment
- Relevant PCC Contacts