March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
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Thursday, March 7 • 2:30pm - 3:40pm
Challenging and Supporting Faculty New to Equity-Based Community-Based Learning: Bridging Across Difference

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What are your institution’s standards for community-based learning courses? Is a social justice lens a mandatory component? Some faculty find difficulty in framing projects outside of the charity model, leading deep reflection, and facilitating difficult conversations. Others teach subjects in fields that have not historically tied into civic and community engagement. Are we excluding faculty from incorporating CBL by setting seemingly unreachable standards for reflection, discussion, and a racial equity framework? This interactive workshop aims for participants to critically reflect on CBL at their institution. By the end of the discussion, participants should be able to 1) Identify common concerns keeping faculty from incorporating community-based learning in their classes and 2) Share strategies to support faculty new to community-based learning. In addition to facilitating the discussion, presenters will share what prompted the discussion and provide an overview of their approach to a Community-Based Learning Professional Development Continuum.

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Hannah Cherry

Program Coordinator, Portland Community College - Community Based Learning Program
Hannah Cherry is a Student Affairs Professional who specializes in community-based learning. As Portland Community College CBL Program Coordinator, her work is centered around social responsibility, equity, inclusion, and collaboration. Prior to PCC, she served for several years as... Read More →
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Lisa George

Community Based Learning Faculty Coordinator, Portland Community College - Community Based Learning Program
Lisa George is a social justice educator specializing in faculty development. As CBL Faculty Coordinator and TLC Coordinator, Lisa provides leadership to PCC with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusive classroom and campus practices. A part-time sociology instructor at PCC since... Read More →

Catherine Thomas

CBL Faculty Coordinator, Part-Time Faculty ESOL, Portland Community College - Community Based Learning Program
Catherine Thomas is the CBL Faculty Coordinator for Southeast Campus at PCC. She holds a Master of Arts, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (T.E.S.O.L), and a BA in Applied Linguistics from Portland State University. Catherine has 20 years of experience as an ESOL Instructor... Read More →

Thursday March 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:40pm PST