ERIC Number: ED213368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
History of the Capital District Humanities Program. CDHP Reports No. 1-8.
Stevens, Gregory I.
The history of the Capital District Humanities Program (CDHP) at the State University of New York, Albany, is reviewed and eight reports on the program are presented. The program was designed to determine how the humanities can be adapted to accommodate the different interests and requirements of adult students. In cooperation with cultural and educational institutions, as of November 1980 CDHP had developed 34 separate programs, events, or other educational opportunities that vary widely in scope, content, and format. Programs within the following components are identified: literature and ideas, history and culture, and humanities and the arts. A brief description of the program's activities and accomplishments during 1980-81 is presented in relation to eight program objectives. The following reports are included: The Size and Characteristics of the Adult Audience for Humanities Programs in the Capital District; Interest among Adults in Credit and Non-Credit Humanities Courses; The Scope, Format, and Content of Successful Programs; The Recruitment and Preparation of Faculty for Off-Campus Teaching; The Potential for Collaboration among Diverse Cultural and Educational Institutions in Developing Humanities Programs in the Community; The Value of Consultation with Community Representatives in the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Innovative Humanities Programs for Adults; Effective Strategies for Promotion and Publicity for Off-Campus Programming; and Procedures for Overcoming Institutional and Procedural Barriers to Off-Campus Programming. Additionally, a brochure describing 1982 winter/spring offerings is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Programs, Credit Courses, Curriculum Design, Educational Demand, Educational Objectives, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Faculty Development, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Humanities, Noncredit Courses, Nontraditional Education, Outreach Programs, Program Administration, School Community Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Coll. of Humanities and Fine Arts.