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AE-264000-19

Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD 21015-1696)
James Richard Karmel (Project Director: July 2018 to present)

Understanding the Civil Rights Movement in Harford County, Maryland

A three-year professional and curriculum development project on Harford County’s civil rights history.

Project fields:
African American Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$97,118 (approved)
$97,118 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021


AE-264001-19

Tulsa Community College (Tulsa, OK 74135-6198)
Kara M. Ryan-Johnson (Project Director: July 2018 to present)
Cynthia Lee Shanks (Co Project Director: December 2018 to present)

Public Good-Reads Common Book Program

The development and implementation of an annual common book program for students enrolled in Tulsa Community College’s First Year Experience Seminars.

Project fields:
English; History, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$81,000 (approved)
$81,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 6/30/2020


AE-264030-19

Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, KS 66210-1283)
Sean Daley (Project Director: July 2018 to present)
Allison Smith (Co Project Director: December 2018 to present)

Infusing Contemporary American Indian Cultural Studies across the Curriculum

A two-year faculty and curriculum development project on contemporary Native American culture.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$98,162 (approved)
$98,162 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020


AE-264078-19

Hagerstown Community College (Hagerstown, MD 21742-6514)
Alicia Drumgoole (Project Director: July 2018 to present)

Bridging the Antietam: Memory, History, and Folklore of Communities Along the Antietam Creek

A three-year faculty and curriculum development project on the history, culture, and folklore of the Antietam Creek region.

Project fields:
American Literature; Composition and Rhetoric; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$96,627 (approved)
$96,627 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021


AE-264268-19

Triton College (River Grove, IL 60171-1995)
Elizabeth Collins (Project Director: July 2018 to present)

Designing a Culturally Relevant Humanities Curriculum

A three-year project aimed at developing humanities courses that reflect Latino/a history and culture.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021


AE-264270-19

Santa Monica Community College District (Santa Monica, CA 90405-1644)
Briana Simmons (Project Director: July 2018 to present)

Mapping and Preserving the Art and Hidden Histories of Santa Monica

A three-year curriculum development project on the art and architecture of Santa Monica and west Los Angeles County.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021


AE-256145-17

Schenectady County Community College (Schenectady, NY 12305-2215)
Babette Faehmel (Project Director: January 2017 to present)

Humanistic Approaches to Criminal Justice

A two-year curricular development program to create introductory humanities courses with a criminal justice focus.

The project seeks to close a gap between the educational opportunities offered to students pursuing a Criminal Justice degree at the host institution by providing a targeted approach to the humanities electives these students are required to take. A core of faculty with experience advising and guiding student research has created a revised and discipline-focused curriculum centered on writing, literature, history, and applied learning that will expose Criminal Justice majors to a broad range of attitudes and responses, both historical and contemporary, toward practitioners of their disciplines and towards their actual practices. This core faculty will furthermore devise co-curricular activities and professional networking opportunities for the students in the program, work with student success coaches, conduct workshops with other program faculty, and develop assessment tools to analyze the project's long-term effect and success.

Project fields:
American Literature; English; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$96,932 (approved)
$96,932 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 5/31/2020


AE-256242-17

Dean College (Franklin, MA 02038-1994)
David Dennis (Project Director: January 2017 to present)
Jessica M. Pisano (Co Project Director: June 2017 to present)

Making Humanities Matter

A two-year faculty and curricular development project to integrate humanities and science with experiential learning in history of science courses.

Dean College seeks funding to infuse the humanities into Core Distribution offerings by developing and piloting two courses in the history of science that incorporate hands-on labs: “History of Science” and “Henrietta Lacks: Medicine, Race, Class, and Gender in America.” We aim to create opportunities for faculty members in the history and science departments to study together in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities; support our humanities Core Distribution courses; support humanities contributions to nursing and medical professionals; and disseminate our findings. The courses will showcase the humanities and their impact across the disciplines—especially in the sciences—emphasizing experiential learning. If we can contextualize science via the humanities, using critical thinking skills and knowledge about historical context vital to the humanities, then we will demonstrate how integral the humanities are to other disciplines.

Project fields:
History of Science

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$60,364 (approved)
$60,364 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2017 – 10/31/2019


AE-256332-17

University of Montana (Missoula, MT 59801-4494)
Clint Reading (Project Director: January 2017 to August 2017)
Elizabeth Rogers Barrs (Project Director: August 2017 to present)

The Veteran's Experience

A three-year project to develop a veterans studies program.

Beginning in October 2017, Missoula College proposes to develop a humanities initiative focused on the theme of the veteran’s experience and its connection to the current conditions of American veterans and their families in our society. In keeping with the NEHs’ Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square and Standing Together initiatives, the program will expand humanities learning at Missoula College by infusing humanities-based sources into the study of a topic significant to many of the students in professional training programs at MC. The program will develop an interdisciplinary course in Veterans Studies and a series of collaborative seminars that explore the nature of military service and how society supports its veterans and their families post-service. As part of the seminar series, voluntarily recordings of the oral histories of student veterans will be archived at University of Montana’s Mansfield Library.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Military History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$97,160 (approved)
$97,160 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2021


AE-256371-17

Everett Community College (Everett, WA 98201-1390)
Steven Tobias (Project Director: January 2017 to present)

Collective Memory Formation and the Humanities

A two-year project to support professional development seminars with the goal of creating interdisciplinary learning units about trauma and collective memory.


Everett Community College (EvCC) proposes to create collaborative development opportunities for faculty to leverage the humanities in teaching themes related to contemporary issues of national concern. Titled, “Collective Memory and the Transformative Power of the Humanities,” this project will bring together 6 to 8 EvCC faculty members in history, literature, philosophy, English, anthropology, and the performing arts in discussion-development seminars using historical texts, classic and contemporary literature, non-fiction, and film, to explore how the public’s collective memory of major traumatic events is shaped and solidified, and how the humanities impact the framework through which Americans ultimately understand historical events — slavery, the Holocaust, Native removal — and contemporary such as military conflicts, sectarian conflict and refugee crises. The goal is to create learning units for students in Humanities electives and increase appreciate of the discipline.

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Project fields:
Cultural History; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Western Civilization

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$90,285 (approved)
$90,285 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2020


AE-256343-17

Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA 01040-1099)
James Dutcher (Project Director: January 2017 to present)

The Common Good Through Learning Communities

A two-year project to develop inter-institutional learning communities.

Holyoke Community College (HCC) will partner with other colleges nearby, and also with a university in China, to offer five co-taught, interdisciplinary learning communities (LCs), two per semester over five semesters, two times each. Each LC will be designed by, and taught by, one professor from HCC and one professor from another college. Enrollment in each LC will include students from HCC and the other college. Classes will be held on both campuses and supplemented by an online component (exclusively on-line with China). These five new LCs will be anchored in the humanities and will foster inter-disciplinary and inter-campus teaching, learning, and collaboration. We will offer a workshop at the beginning of the grant period to work on LC design, including working with “digital humanities,” with a symposium at the end of the grant period to discuss what we have learned and where to go next.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,539 (approved)
$99,539 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2017 – 10/31/2020


AE-255920-17

Montgomery College (Rockville, MD 20850-1728)
Rita Kranidis (Project Director: January 2017 to present)
Andree Elise Comiskey Betancourt (Co Project Director: June 2017 to present)

Global Humanities: Many Voices, One College

A two-year faculty development project that would incorporate global humanities content in professional fields.

Montgomery College proposes to place the humanities at the core of its student success program by increasing students’ critical thinking and intercultural competencies through a Many Voices, One College Faculty Fellows Professional Development Program, beginning October 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2019. The project will enable non-humanities faculty from professional fields (business, law, engineering and nursing, among others) and faculty from Communication Studies to add humanistic content to their courses, including Introduction to Human Communication. It will expand on the highly successful work of the Global Humanities Institute, created by an NEH “Bridging Cultures” Challenge Grant. Fellows will discover how global humanities can enhance disciplinary thinking and learn how intercultural competencies can transform instruction. Students will benefit from courses infused with humanities content and instructional strategies designed to help them communicate clearly and persuasively.

Project fields:
Communications; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 6/30/2019


AE-255973-17

Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH 45402-1421)
Kay Koeninger (Project Director: January 2017 to present)

Encountering Ethics

A two-year faculty and curriculum development project on incorporating ethics into non-humanities fields.

This project will address the critical need to keep humanities content strong in community college education. The primary goal of the Encountering Ethics project is to integrate humanities concepts and artifacts into courses across Sinclair and expose students to the humanities in fields traditionally regarded as “outside the humanities.” A secondary goal is to help students make strong connections between their coursework and their learning through humanities artifacts. The project is designed to help students apply knowledge of ethics to real world context by understanding and engaging in the contemporary world. To accomplish this, faculty participants will create a module within an existing course that uses literature, philosophy, history, or art history to explore the theme of ethics as it relates to an appropriate segment of the course. The audience for this project is 25 full-time Sinclair Community College faculty who teach in a wide range of non-humanities based disciplines.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$73,367 (approved)
$73,367 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 12/31/2019


AE-255995-17

Kern Community College District (Bakersfield, CA 93301-4014)
Oliver Arthur Rosales (Project Director: January 2017 to present)
Andrew Bond (Co Project Director: June 2017 to present)
Josh Ottum (Co Project Director: June 2017 to present)

Energizing Humanities in California's San Joaquin Valley

A three-year project for faculty professional and curricular development on the contribution of agriculture and the energy economy to California’s rich and diverse culture.

The Kern Community College District is applying on behalf of Bakersfield College for "Energizing Humanities in California's San Joaquin Valley." Over a three year period, community college faculty cohorts will focus on improving humanities instructions through place-based pedagogy and curriculum development at Bakersfield College (BC). Summer bridge programs for migrant students incoming to BC will be included. Each grant year, faculty cohorts will participate in common readings, work with visiting scholars, and curriculum design. Selected topics include the history of agriculture in California's San Joaquin Valley, regional literary production, and the music and culture of the San Joaquin. A culminating regional conference will conclude the three-year grant period. Each year faculty cohort participants will conduct professional development workshops at Bakersfield College to sustain the wider impact of the grant upon improving humanities instruction.

Project fields:
American Literature; Music History and Criticism; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,989 (approved)
$99,989 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 6/30/2020


AE-248016-16

Sitting Bull College (Fort Yates, ND 58538-9721)
Michael Moore (Project Director: August 2015 to present)
Mark Holman (Co Project Director: March 2016 to September 2018)

Standing Rock Lakota/Dakota Language Project

A three-year project to record, preserve, and provide educational access to interviews with tribal elders who are fluent native speakers of the Lakota/Dakota language.

Sitting Bull College (SBC) proposes a three-year humanities initiative designed to record a dwindling collection of fluent speakers of the Lakota/Dakota language on the Standing Rock Reservation in North and South Dakota. These recordings of elders, who began their lives speaking the Lakota/Dakota language, are an invaluable part of efforts to reinvigorate the endangered Lakota/Dakota language. Fluent speakers, immersed in “Lakota/Dakota thought” speak differently and it is important to record this to create a “bridge” between a dwindling generation of fluent speakers and a new generation of young speakers who are learning Lakota/Dakota as a first language and will one day seek to draw on these resources. The project, guided by Sitting Bull College faculty and staff in cooperation with the speakers themselves, will create a vast well of primary source recordings in both audio and video for future generations to draw on. The three part project will engage local speakers in conversation

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Project fields:
Languages, Other; Native American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,998 (approved)
$99,998 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2020


AE-248013-16

CUNY Research Foundation, Manhattan Community College (New York, NY 10007-1044)
Soniya Munshi (Project Director: August 2015 to present)

Building Asian American Studies across the Community College Classroom

A one-year professional and curricular development program in Asian American studies for fifteen community college faculty members.

The Center for Ethnic Studies at the City University of New York’s Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) proposes a 12-month program to expand the teaching of Asian American Studies in community college classrooms across humanities disciplines. This project will engage the local histories, cultures, and identities of diverse, new, and underrepresented Asian American communities in the New York City metropolitan area. The proposed project will begin with an 8-day Faculty Development Institute for participants to study and develop curricular materials for implementation in the classroom. The Institute will be followed by a monthly Colloquium in Asian American Studies (2016–2017) to highlight emergent interdisciplinary research, cultural production, and innovative pedagogy.

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Project fields:
American Studies; Ethnic Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,998 (approved)
$99,284 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2016 – 6/30/2018


AE-248043-16

South Florida State College (Avon Park, FL 33825-9356)
Charlotte Pressler (Project Director: August 2015 to present)

A Sense of Home: From Cultural Conflict to Coexistence in Florida's Heartland

A three-year project to bring into the institution’s humanities curricula the study of the cultures of Florida’s Heartland region, from the history of its indigenous peoples and European adventurers to recent influxes from the Caribbean, the Americas, Asia, and Africa.

South Florida State College (SFSC) requests funding to launch a three-year, trans-disciplinary initiative focused on developing and enhancing local scholarship in central Florida’s long history of cultural conflict and fusion. Through A Sense of Home, college faculty and K-12 teachers in the Literature, Humanities, Philosophy, Sociology, and Psychology disciplines will have the opportunity to investigate the people and cultures of central Florida – the stories those peoples have shared through their literature, art, artifacts, social patterns, and collective experiences. These stories reflect more than the struggles and challenges faced by historical groups. SFSC is a minority-serving institution, and these stories form the rich cultural background of the very students who attend SFSC today.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,619 (approved)
$99,619 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2020


AE-248047-16

Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA 19602-1014)
Jodi Corbett (Project Director: August 2015 to present)
Danelle Bower (Co Project Director: March 2016 to present)

Conexiones: Linking Berks County Latino Communities to a Larger World

A two-year professional and curricular development program for fifteen community college faculty on Latino history and culture.

Reading Area Community College (RACC) in partnership with the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (ASHP/CML) Graduate Center of the City University of New York proposes Conexiones: Linking Berks County Latino Communities to a Larger World, a two-year professional and curricular development program for fifteen RACC faculty members. RACC is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)—31% of student population—and thus Conexiones will enhance existing courses in RACC’s general education and develop courses with Latino-based humanities content.Conexiones will build upon efforts begun by RACC faculty during ASHP/CML’s 2013-2015 NEH-funded Bridging Historias. RACC views Conexiones as the next logical follow-up to Bridging Historias as it further introduces Latino history and culture to additional faculty across more subject areas. By the end of fall 2018, RACC will have an Associates of Arts in Latino Studies and will have created a digital teaching resource.

Project fields:
Latino History; Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$91,226 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 5/31/2019


AE-248004-16

CUNY Research Foundation, LaGuardia Community College (Long Island City, NY 11101-3007)
Christopher Schmidt (Project Director: August 2015 to present)
Allia Abdullah-Matta (Co Project Director: March 2016 to present)

Global Cities: Diaspora and Cosmopolis

A two-year interdisciplinary faculty and curricular development project focused on global cities.

“Global Cities: Diasporas and Cosmopolis” is a two-year institute that we are proposing as an NEH Humanities Initiative at Community Colleges in order to bring LaGuardia Community College faculty into dialogue with scholars who examine global cities. Each year of the two-year institute will focus on a distinct topic within the scholarship: “Diasporas” in the first year and “Cosmopolis” in the second year. This sequence mirrors the movement and experience of our students as they enter and make their way through LaGuardia. Many of our students—international students especially—arrive at LaGuardia from different global cultures, representing diaspora itself. Through the course of their studies, these students move toward the more universal and global concerns of cosmopolitanism, an ethical obligation to those who are geographically or culturally remote from oneself. This movement from the personal to the universal—while still maintaining respect for cultural differences—is the ultimate go

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,956 (approved)
$99,956 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2019


AE-248070-16

McHenry County College (Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761)
Todd A. Culp (Project Director: August 2015 to present)
Mark V. Waters (Co Project Director: April 2016 to present)

The Journey Home: Diminishing Dissonance for Community College Student Veterans

A three-year project for the redesign and enhancement of two courses in order to provide historical context and literary readings on the effects of wars on nations and to engage in a veterans-focused partnership with the Pritzker Military Museum and Library.

McHenry County College (MCC), a two-year institution based in rural northwest Illinois, will create a series of courses, written and oral histories, and educational partnerships focused on the veteran experience, particularly the transition from soldier to civilian. The key element of the proposed project will involve the development of two new fully-integrated Learning Community courses under the title of "The Journey Home." These course pairings will provide historical circumstance and context to the literary subject matter and will bring to the traditional curriculum a focus on war’s effect on nations and their peoples. To enrich the student experience, MCC will engage in a collaborative partnership with researchers and historians from the Chicago-based Pritzker Military Museum & Library. The final phase of "The Journey Home" course series will allow the students to engage in an independent study project to develop the humanities topic of their choice.

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Project fields:
American Literature; International Relations; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,926 (approved)
$99,926 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 6/30/2019


AE-247980-16

Columbus State Community College (Columbus, OH 43215-1722)
Benjamin James Pugno (Project Director: August 2015 to present)
Dea Hadley Boster (Co Project Director: March 2016 to present)

History of Western Medicine Project

A two-year project to develop a two-course sequence in the history of Western medicine, disease, and public health.

This project will create a two-course sequence history course focused on the humanities electives required by Health and Allied Health Students. Currently, students enroll in general history courses to fulfill this general education requirement. Students enrolled in health and allied health fields have requested a contextualized course that aligns to their interests. The NEH project includes four primary deliverables include: 1. Two-course History of Western Medicine sequence with digitized learning assets. 2. Transfer agreement with four-year institutions for the History of Western Medicine sequence 3. Evaluation report including results of pilot offering and analysis from observers 4. Dissemination plan to facilitate the replication of the project at other institutions

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine; History, Other

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$95,783 (approved)
$88,680 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 9/30/2018


AE-247973-16

Patrick Henry Community College (Martinsville, VA 24112-6693)
Angela Wright (Project Director: August 2015 to June 2017)
Tammy Forbes (Project Director: June 2017 to present)

Humanities Honors Program

A three-year project to create a humanities honors program with thematic emphasis on Appalachian culture at Patrick Henry Community College.

Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) proposes the creation of a Humanities Honors Program designed with thematic emphasis on Appalachian culture. This project will build upon the college's successful work in collaborative learning to increase student engagement. The project will design and implement a curriculum that offers opportunities for deeper learning and more rigorous standards, while focusing on topics of regional importance. Faculty will engage in a year of exploration into topics of regional importance and will meet to read, discuss, make cultural visits, and hear speakers related to regional issues in order to design and implement the proposed Humanities Honors Program with thematic focus on Appalachian culture.

[Grant products][Media coverage]

Project fields:
U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2019


AE-248003-16

Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh, NC 27603-5655)
James J. Neilson (Project Director: August 2015 to present)
Barry Malone (Co Project Director: March 2016 to present)

America's Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memory

A two-year project to incorporate the perspectives of veterans into courses in English, history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, to support two symposia, one for faculty, one for students, and to create a digital archive of oral histories.

Wake Technical Community College’s (WTCC) proposed project, America’s Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memory will render more visible the experience of war by incorporating the perspectives of veterans into courses within the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences division. The America’s Wars project will begin in July 2016 with four main activities: 1) faculty symposia led by scholars and experts; 2) student symposia with expert-led lecture/discussions; 3) incorporation of new material into English, History, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology courses; and 4) the creation of a digitally-archived oral history. The faculty and student symposia will be led by faculty from Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, and North Carolina State University, as well as by war veterans and public historians.

[Grant products][Media coverage]

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,673 (approved)
$99,673 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2018


AE-247999-16

East Los Angeles College (Monterey Park, CA 91754-6001)
Wooichin Ong (Project Director: August 2015 to present)

War Without/War Within

A two-year project for faculty to develop a curriculum and teaching practices in a new single-semester two-course offering on the theme of warfare and its impact on identity across several periods of human history.

This humanities initiative focuses on the theme of warfare and its impact on identity in given periods of human history. In keeping with the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Common Good and Standing Together initiatives, the proposed project, “War Without / War Within,” will help students connect the study of humanities with their life experiences through a series of interdisciplinary, paired courses focused on the theme of warfare. The project targets a portion of the 500 military veterans now attending ELAC, as well as 225 participants in the Honors Program. Classes will be offered as coordinated pairs, with students enrolling in two humanities courses within a single semester.

Project fields:
History, General; Literature, General; Philosophy, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2019


AE-248002-16

York County Community College (Wells, ME 04090-5341)
David Susman (Project Director: August 2015 to present)
Doreen Rogan (Co Project Director: March 2016 to present)

New American Studies Concentration

A two-year project to establish American studies as the first humanities concentration in the Liberal Studies program, leading to an Associate of Arts degree, at York County Community College.
 

York County Community College (YCCC) respectfully seeks a grant of $69,000, over 2 years, from the National Endowment for the Humanities to establish the Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in American Studies - the first humanities concentration in the Liberal Studies program at YCCC. This interdisciplinary concentration involves a multi-pronged approach, including curricula, guest speakers, field trips and a related, optional work experience. The American Studies Concentration explores the influences on and evolution of American society, culture and identity. American Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration that encourages students to analyze American life and culture through the perspectives of diverse fields of study, including exploration of literary, historical, philosophical, religious, sociological and artistic trends.

Project fields:
U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$69,000 (approved)
$66,854 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2019


AE-248001-16

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Richmond, VA 23228-2327)
Jane E. Rosecrans (Project Director: August 2015 to present)
Stephen Brandon (Co Project Director: March 2016 to present)

Community College Humanities Education and Local Engagement

A three-year project involving a series of curricular development activities that would incorporate the resources from local historical and cultural institutions in Richmond, Virginia, into humanities courses at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

The proposed project would strengthen teaching in community college humanities courses by developing best practices for fostering relationships with and incorporating resources from local historic sites, art museums, cultural institutions, and religious organizations. Eight faculty Fellows from Reynolds in history, literature, art, humanities, and religion will work collaboratively throughout the project to help each other develop and disseminate local humanities resources, interdisciplinary approaches, assignments, and content--all aimed at strengthening humanities instruction, content, and transforming the engagement between students, faculty, and the local community. Fellows will work with local Scholars, who will present seminars on Richmond history (including women’s and African-American history), local art, literature, culture, and religion followed by visits to local organizations and institutions.

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Project fields:
American Studies; U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$97,406 (approved)
$75,898 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 5/31/2019