ERIC Number: ED403933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Chesterfield/Marlboro Technical College, AACC Progress Report.
Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical Coll., Cheraw, SC.
In 1996, South Carolina's Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College (CMTC) participated in the Exploring America's Communities project sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The project works to strengthen the teaching and learning of American history, literature, and culture at community colleges. The primary goal of CMTC's action plan was to broaden the scope of its existing course offerings to include resources that could be used concurrently with both literature and history. These resources would focus on cultural pluralism and how that pluralism shaped the American identity. The strategy was to develop and implement concurrent U.S. History and American literature courses focusing on the period following the Civil War and Reconstruction. The plan also included the development of a one credit hour seminar course that would address the theme of integrating American history and American literature. Course revisions have been completed and reviewed for a new history course. The college also developed an institutional self-study in which all AACC team members are responsible for chairing study committees and preparing a report. Faculty in the Arts and Sciences Division were very receptive and enthusiastic. Overall, the major outcomes of the project will not be fully developed until the seminar course is implemented in spring 1997; no obstacles are expected. The grant has received an extremely positive response among faculty and has created spin off projects across the curriculum. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical Coll., Cheraw, SC.