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 Advancing the Humanities at Community Colleges 


The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) has been awarded $360,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a nationwide multi-disciplinary mentoring two-year project entitled “Advancing the Humanities at Community Colleges: A NEH Bridging Cultures Project.”

This project will enable three-member teams composed of two humanities faculty members and one administrator from the competitively-selected colleges to develop and implement new or revised introductory humanities courses, new modules, or programs on diverse cultural and civic themes. With day-to-day guidance from exemplary humanities scholars and experienced humanities mentors, these colleges will invigorate their curricula in one of the following five disciplines: Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion and Civic Engagement.

The selected college teams will receive stipends and a host of services and benefits, including attendance at two National Bridging Cultures Conferences, site visits from their assigned mentors, regular access to the project’s scholars and mentors, national recognition through on-line forums and newsletters, and a final case study publication to be broadly distributed to all 1,200 community colleges nationwide to encourage replication by others.

Application Forms are due at CCHA by April 25, 2012. Copies are being mailed directly to Presidents, Academic Administrators, CCHA members and State Humanities Council Directors. Copies are also available from the CCHA website.

For more information, contact Diane U. Eisenberg 301.652.1901 or David A. Berry 973.877.3577.

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