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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.

Tulsa Community College (TCC) proposes an annual common book program (CBP) called “TCC Public Good-Reads.” The inaugural CBP, subtitled “Back Home,” explores Iraq War veteran Phil Klay’s short story collection, Redeployment, and focuses on trauma, adjustment, freedom, and other significant humanities themes intended to promote understanding of veterans’ experiences. The 18-month project is structured in three phases: 1) faculty development and planning, 2) course-related training, and 3) a pilot launching the CBP in 150 sections of TCC’s first-year experience seminar and 24 additional core course sections, culminating in a public lecture by author Phil Klay. The project will expand humanities teaching by creating humanities-based learning communities, incorporating professional development, and facilitating adoption of high-impact practices. TCC intends to sustain Public Good-Reads as an integral part of the College and for its annual events to have long-term impacts on the community.

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Project fields:
English; History, General

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Education Programs

$81,000 (approved)
$74,471 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020