ERIC Number: ED333929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Advancing Humanities Studies at Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges.
Eisenberg, Diane U.; And Others
The American Association of Community and Junior Colleges' (AACJC's) two-year Advancing the Humanities Project (AHP) has assisted selected community colleges in promoting the humanities on their campuses. Parts I and II of this report on the AHP present statements by Dale Parnell and Judith Jeffrey Howard about the AACJC's humanities initiatives and the importance of humanities study for two-year college students. Part III offers an overview of the activities, accomplishments, and plans of the AHP, focusing on the two National Humanities Conferences and the participating colleges' efforts to implement humanities action plans over the next 8 months. Part IV contains case studies of eight exemplary humanities projects: (1) "Integrating Humanities into Career Education" at Kirkwood Community College (Iowa); (2) "A Time to Think about Shakespeare" at Nassau Community College (New York); (3) Prince George's Community College's (Maryland) summer seminar in Greek mythology for humanities faculty; (4) "Cultural Literacy Project" at the Community College of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania); (5) "Faculty Renewal and Development through Interdisciplinary Humanities Seminars" at Jefferson State Community College's (Alabama); (6) "Strengthening General Education through the Humanities" at Piedmont Virginia Community College (Virginia); (7) Richland College's (Texas) "College Classics Cluster Project"; and (8) "Fostering Coherence through the Humanities" at Utah Valley Community College. Parts V and VI provide brief progress reports from the 25 colleges participating in the 1990 AHP conference; and updates of the continuing efforts of the 24 institutions participating in 1989. Finally, part VII describes efforts being launched to develop regional humanities networks. A list of program participants and the AACJC Humanities Policy Statement are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Conferences, Demonstration Programs, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors, Networks, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Improvement, Two Year Colleges
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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.