ERIC Number: ED403950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Monroe Community College, Exploring America's Communities. Progress Report.
Monroe Community Coll., Rochester, NY.
In 1996, New York's Monroe Community College (MCC) participated in the American Association of Community Colleges' Exploring America's Communities project, which worked to strengthen the teaching and learning of American history, literature, and culture at U.S. community colleges. MCC's primary goals are as follows: permanently establishing its class entitled "Common Ground in the Rochester/Genesee Region"; motivating other faculty to teach the course or to develop other courses like it; and revising existing courses so that they include a "common ground" component. The first class, held in the fall, featured four speakers and was small enough to allow for much conversation between the speakers and the students. Obstacles for the program included a lack of publicity due to the short time frame; a lack of a "track record," which caused students to overlook the course; and a delay in adding faculty names to the master schedule. The following three elements remained to be done at the time of the progress report: (1) further marketing the course to students; (2) increasing faculty interest in teaching the course; and (3) moving the course from the Humanities division to Social Science in fall 1997. Student responses to an anonymous survey regarding American identity are included. (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: Monroe Community Coll., Rochester, NY.