ERIC Number: ED244650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Report to the Board of Directors of CCHA from the Committee on the Future and Status of the Humanities.
Porter, Donald; And Others
Based on information provided by 67 two-year colleges from five regions of the United States, this report summarizes the status of the humanities in two-year colleges for the five regions as a whole and for each individually. First, the five-region summary examines current humanities requirements, curriculum changes, teaching strategies, funding support, community relations, enrollment trends, employment prospects, general comments, and recommendations. The summary indicates, among other findings, that: (1) nearly all colleges had a three- to nine-unit requirement in humanities for the associate in arts degree, and many had humanities requirements for the associate in science or the associate in applied science degree; (2) while the Eastern Division and the Phoenix, Arizona, area reported curriculum changes and innovations, other divisions reported inertia and little innovation in the past few years; (3) both team-taught courses and interdisciplinary courses were fairly rare; (4) the use of part-time instructors for the humanities varied from 0% to 67% of the courses; (5) the financial support offered to humanities faculty was seen to be equal to that offered to faculty in other teaching areas; and (6) community relations and community-related activities, especially those involving performing arts, were felt to be positive. The five regional reports from the Eastern, Pacific Western, Southwestern, Southern, and Central Divisions of the Community College Humanities Association cover the same topics and include a list of responding colleges. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. Humanities Association, Cranford, NJ.