Community College Connections

  • Level: College
  • Languages: French, Spanish

As more students choose to begin their college careers at two-year universities, articulating language programs between two- and four-year institutions and creating communities of faculty becomes increasingly important.

CASLS, the University of Oregon Department of Romance Languages, and Lane Community College (LCC) are working together to align language curriculum across the two colleges. The articulation project helps ensure students can seamlessly transfer from one institution to another. Faculty from both colleges participates in a professional development community to addresses shared challenges, develop resources, improve pedagogy, and transform teaching practices. The collaborative effort will culminate in a national report in an effort to disseminate the model and encourage others to engage in similar activities.

In addition, CASLS and Portland State University are leading the Pacific Northwest Pathways Collective. The Collective strives to enhance language articulation in Chinese and Russian among K-12 schools, community colleges, and university Flagship Programs. Members of the Collective revise curriculum, develop robust educator networks, and create professional development toolkits.