ERIC Number: ED403960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Tulsa Community College, Exploring America's Communities. Progress Report.
Tulsa Community Coll., OK.
In 1996, Oklahoma's Tulsa Community College (TCC) participated in the American Association of Community Colleges' Exploring America's Communities project, which works to strengthen the teaching and learning of American history, literature, and culture at U.S. community colleges. TCC's primary goals were to promote professional development, to develop and enhance curricula, and to raise the general institutional awareness of the issues surrounding American plurality and identity. The first priority was to involve faculty and staff in activities that encourage the incorporation of American pluralism and identity into the curriculum. Activities to meet this goal have included faculty and staff monthly meetings and parallel groups reviewing articles and books. The goal of enhancing the curricula has been met through the American Conversations study group, which compiled an annotated bibliography and made recommendations for collecting the appropriate materials. Additionally, a new American Humanities course is being expanded to a third campus. The third major goal, raising institutional awareness, was accomplished through a series of presentations about the project, a facilitated discussion on core American values, and discussions in classrooms and various groups. The team has decided not to have a capstone event because it would give the impression that TCC is finished exploring America's communities. (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: Tulsa Community Coll., OK.