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Information for in-person and remote instructors

2023-2024 instructor guide

The instructor guide includes important new information about remote and in-person operations.

In the classroom

1-on-1 class guidelines

Community Ed is pleased to be able to offer 1-on-1 classes with students who want customized, individualized instruction. Here are some guidelines and tips for teaching 1-on-1 classes with Community Ed.

Tips from fellow Community Ed instructors
  • Engaging students – Tarot instructor Charlie Claire Burgess discusses “letting the silence exist” and how to get your students to engage in discussion.
  • Using pre-recorded video – Visual arts instructor Leslie Barnum shares techniques for using pre-recorded videos to help demonstrate techniques during class.
Help answering student questions

PCC has resources to help you answer student questions.

  • CED email and phone number: communityed@pcc.edu, 971-722-6266
  • Student account services: 971-722-8888, option 3 (help with bills, financial holds)
  • Student enrollment services: 971-722-8888, option 2 (help with registration issues)
Classroom management
Resources from the PCC Queer Resource Center
Using Argos for class rosters

The Argos system will help you run a roster of your classes that includes a list of students’ personal and PCC emails. Watch a video about how to use Argos.

Using Google Drive

Watch our video about how to access Google Drive with added quick links and share folders and files.

Other job-related information

PCC’s new class registration system

PCC has a new and simple way for students to register for Community Ed classes. Learn about the Community Ed registration system.

Inclement weather closure alerts

Classes are canceled if the college closes due to inclement weather.

Using Chrome River for reimbursement requests

PCC uses Chrome River for instructors to submit receipts for reimbursements.

Promoting your class