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ERIC Number: ED134278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-19
Pages: 14
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Upholding the Humanities.
Cohen, Arthur M.
Suggestions for improving the state of the humanities in two-year colleges are presented, based on the findings of a nationwide study of humanities faculty. Among the policy recommendations are: (1) administrators/faculty leaders should organize lay committees as advisors to humanities programs and should involve humanities instructors with such committees; (2) more flexibility in workload and fiscal formulas is needed to accomodate instructors teaching short humanities segments in technical courses; (3) released time should be made available for instructors who organize extra-curricular humanities activities; (4) incentives should be offered to departments which recommend selection of faculty candidates from minority groups; (5) administrators/faculty leaders should facilitate articulation committees representing secondary schools and the two-year college; (6) resources should be made available to encourage faculty development of curricular materials; (7) special forms of in-service training should be provided for both full- and part-time faculty; (8) increments paid to faculty upon receipt of the doctorate should be eliminated and the extra funds spent on support of curricular improvement; (9) disciplinary associations should vigorously organize and recruit in two-year colleges; and (10) interdisciplinary graduate training is needed. (JDS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Denver, Colorado, April 16-19, 1977