ERIC Number: ED230250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Revitalizing the Humanities in the Community College: Final Report, October 1, 1979--September 30, 1982.
Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia. Div. for Information Services, Research & Evaluation.
A general summary is presented of the activities of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges during a 3-year project to revitalize the humanities in Washington's public community colleges. After introductory material, the Center's activities are described according to major functions, including: (1) to design and conduct a statewide survey on the patterns of curriculum and instruction prevalent in two-year college humanities instruction; (2) to conduct a survey of the status of the humanities in the community in which each college is located; (3) to survey student course-taking patterns and preferences; (4) to assist in developing procedures for training workshops and seminars for faculty members who pursue the project's objectives; (5) to develop evaluation methods to be used by faculty to assess the effect of humanities instruction on students; (6) to aid in the distribution of annual reports of project activities; and (7) to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the project. An evaluation of the effects of the project highlights an enhancement of faculty morale in the colleges where the surveys were conducted, the development of links among college personnel, increased connections between the humanities and occupational education, and problems of communication with state and local organizations. Appendices include campus evaluations of the project. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia. Div. for Information Services, Research & Evaluation.
Identifiers: Course Taking Patterns; Washington