ERIC Number: ED403953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Nunez Community College, Exploring America's Communities. Progress Report.
Nunez Community Coll., Chalmette, LA.
In 1996, Louisiana's Nunez Community College (NCC) participated in the Exploring America's Communities project sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges. The project works to strengthen the teaching and learning of American history, literature, and culture at U.S. community colleges. NCC's primary goal was centered on providing its community with opportunities to learn about the cultural diversity which exists in its midst and the commonalties which bind the people of diverse cultures together. NCC had three main objectives for its program: incorporating a greater emphasis on cultural diversity in existing courses; providing opportunities for students to be exposed to various cultures by scheduling curriculum-related field trips and visits to various activities throughout the area; and including service-learning in the college's curriculum. A Multicultural Advisory Committee, whose tasks included recommending to the project team activities for implementation, was gathered from members of NCC's faculty, administration, and students. Modifications to humanities, history, and social science courses were made. In conjunction with these activities, team members worked with the library staff to begin identifying works of ethnic or pluralistic importance. Project activities in the fall centered around service-learning. Other activities included a festival exploring Louisiana's cultures and presentations illustrating the diversity of the ethnic groups that comprise Louisiana. (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: Nunez Community Coll., Chalmette, LA.