ERIC Number: ED322967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Humanities Studies at Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges.
Eisenberg, Diane U.; And Others
In March 1989, the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) began a year-long project to strengthen the humanities offerings in two-year institutions. Directors from eight select humanities programs which had received National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Higher Education in the Humanities grants were called upon to share their acquired expertise and experience with representatives from the humanities departments of 24 community colleges from across the nation. Selected by a committee of AACJC and NEH officials from among 100 applicants, the 24 participating colleges spent 3 days at a conference in Washington, D.C. that included plenary sessions, model project presentations, and mentor/team meetings with the eight selected directors. At the conclusion of the conference, each of the 24 teams had produced a written plan of action for their college to pursue over the months that followed. This project report includes brief profiles on the efforts and accomplishments of the eight selected college humanities departments and provides highlight reports from the 24 participating community colleges on the progress in humanities development they have achieved since the conference. Three appendices include addresses of all participating colleges and conference principals, a national map showing distribution of the colleges, and the AACJC policy statement regarding the study of humanities. (GFW)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Conferences, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Faculty Development, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Mentors, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036-1176.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.