ERIC Number: ED219112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Revitalizing the Humanities in the Community College: Progress Report, October 1, 1981-September 30, 1982.
Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.; Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
This progress report reviews the third year of activities conducted by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges as part of the Washington State Humanities Project. First, the report discusses the role of Center staff in advising on the project's organization and activities, reviewing materials, visiting campuses, and linking the project with similar activities in other states. Next, the four specific types of Center activities are reviewed: (1) surveys, which included the undertaking of a survey of 6,162 students from 26 Washington community colleges and the design of a community survey for use by the state's colleges; (2) workshops and presentations, which included 15 faculty workshops focusing on humanities lay advisory committees and on the implications of the findings of the student survey; (3) the dissemination of information on survey findings and on the activities of the project; and (4) project evaluation, which revealed problems arising from state budget cuts and uneven leadership on the campuses. The bulk of the report consists of appendices, including the student survey instrument and instructions for its use, the community survey instrument, reports on advisory committees and humanities instruction, Jack Friedlander's study, "Measuring the Benefits of Liberal Arts Education in Washington's Community Colleges," and Arthur Cohen's overview of the student survey, recommendations emanating from the project, and liberal arts outcomes. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.; Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.