ERIC Number: ED152348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
MPC & NEH Humanities Conference at Santa Cruz (University of California, Santa Cruz, August 15-21, 1976).
Monterey Peninsula Coll., CA.
The conference brought together staff of the National Endowment for the Humanities and more than 150 teachers and administrators from 15 states to discuss the future of the humanities in contemporary education and to review six model humanities programs in two- and four-year colleges. The model programs include: (1) Austin College's total re-design of curricula and teaching strategies, central to which is the idea of a faculty mentor for each student; (2) Monterey Peninsula College's Gentrain, a modular sixteen-unit interdisciplinary program that satisfies almost all general education requirements; (3) an intensive interdisciplinary program at the University of Denver organized around 12 major civilizations at their point of high achievement, emergence, or decline; (4) the humanities program for technology students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College; (5) a core humanities course and optional sequences developed for the "new learner" by a consortium of community colleges; and (6) the Southwest Studies program at Colorado College. Additional conference presentations cover such subjects as the faculty and the humanities; technology and the humanities; and politics, science, and the English language. A concluding essay summarizes the conference. (TR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Monterey Peninsula Coll., CA.