ERIC Number: ED369588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
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Academic Alliances, You Can Do It Too.
Steinmiller, Robert C.; Steinmiller, Georgine G.
Housed at Henderson State University, the Arkansas Network of Humanities Academic Alliances is a statewide network of school and college teachers in humanities disciplines who meet regularly to promote ongoing professional development and work toward common goals. The network seeks to strengthen humanities teaching at all educational levels, improve student learning in the humanities, foster local college-school relationships, support established humanities alliances, and assist the formation of emerging alliances. The project director conducts faculty surveys to build new alliances, especially among underrepresented or underserved populations; organizes workshops, conferences, and inservice; provides ongoing technical support; and fosters public awareness of humanities alliances through newsletters and public relations. Current alliances represent teachers and faculty in history, social studies, communications, English, reading, whole language, journalism, foreign languages, and geography. Steps that facilitate alliance formation are outlined, including the initial interest meeting; financial and technical support available from the statewide network; development of a steering committee and local leadership; continuing alliance workshops, conferences, and activities; and establishment of alliances of alliances, formed by leaders in a common academic area. Contains brief descriptions of 24 existing Arkansas academic alliances. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas