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Program: Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges*
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AE-277449-21

Trocaire College (Buffalo, NY 14220-2094)
Dawne Bost (Project Director: July 2020 to January 2021)
Allyson Lowe (Project Director: January 2021 to February 2021)
Solomon Nelson (Project Director: February 2021 to present)
Thomas Mitchell (Co Project Director: February 2021 to present)
Community and Mission: Building a New Applied Ethics Minor at Trocaire College

The development of new curriculum for an applied ethics minor.

To better prepare associate degree students for meaningful careers in health care and technology, and to be citizens of the universal community, Trocaire College in Buffalo, New York, proposes, “Community and Mission: Building a New Applied Ethics Minor.” This 30-month humanities initiative will strengthen the college’s focus on ethical deliberation through creation of Trocaire’s first minor program for associate degree students. The primary goal of the new minor is to link applied ethics explicitly and deliberately across Trocaire’s general education curriculum and the associate degree programs in allied health, technology, and general studies. Through the proposed project, Trocaire will build an interdisciplinary learning community that will engage in intensive professional development, learn from other Sisters of Mercy institutions, revise three philosophy courses, and create two new courses to deepen curricular connections in the new minor.

Project fields:
Ethics

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$132,291 (approved)
$132,290 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2021 – 7/31/2023


AE-277515-21

Howard Community College (Columbia, MD 21044-3110)
Matthew Van Hoose (Project Director: July 2020 to present)
Mary Lynn Allen (Co Project Director: December 2020 to present)
Trans-Border Dialogues on the Global: A COIL-Based Approach to Deepening Humanities Learning

Study and training for two faculty cohorts to produce 12 globally-focused humanities courses with international partnerships.

Howard Community College's (HCC) proposed project will deepen and internationalize humanities learning throughout its student body by infusing collaborative online international learning (COIL) into humanities courses within the college’s general education core. In collaboration with colleagues at partner institutions in Denmark, Ghana, Mexico, and Thailand, HCC faculty members will develop project-based assignments through which HCC students and their peers on a partner campus collaboratively explore topics pertaining to the overarching theme of globalization. The project will support course development by two consecutive cohorts of six HCC faculty members, and will feature a semester-long faculty seminar that explores key topics in the global humanities as well as strategies for effective use of the COIL model in humanities teaching.

Project fields:
History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; International Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$75,291 (approved)
$75,290 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024


AE-277675-21

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, NY 10001-5992)
Kyunghee Pyun (Project Director: July 2020 to present)
Rebecca Hope Bauman (Co Project Director: December 2020 to present)
Vincent G. Quan (Co Project Director: December 2020 to present)
Shop Girls to Show Girls: Teaching Resources on New York's Working Class for Community College Students

The development of curriculum and resources illuminating the history of labor in career areas such as fashion design, retail services, and advertising and marketing.

"Shop Girls to Show Girls" an interdisciplinary project intended to improve student understanding of the historical contexts for the professional fields they are pursuing. The initiative is being developed to address needs initially identified by faculty during a pilot project at FIT. The pilot revealed that the inclusion of robust labor history in pre-professional course curricula can have broad value for a diversity of disciplines at community colleges. "Shop Girls to Show Girls" is grounded on the premise that the humanities bring essential context and a deeper subject understanding to pre-profession studies. By learning about the historical influences that have shaped the professions they will enter, community college students will be better-prepared for the demands of the 21st-century workplace. This knowledge will enhance their own careers and potentially empower them to improve the industries in which they are working.

Project fields:
History, General; Labor History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$150,000 (approved)
$150,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 5/31/2024


AE-277676-21

CUNY Research Foundation, Manhattan Community College (New York, NY 10007-1044)
Cara O'Connor (Project Director: July 2020 to present)
Christine Farias (Co Project Director: December 2020 to present)
Mahatapa Palit (Co Project Director: March 2021 to present)
Jamie Warren (Co Project Director: March 2021 to present)
Voices and Experiences of Poverty: A New Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum

A three-year curriculum development project that would create interdisciplinary course modules and curricular materials examining poverty.

Faculty at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY-BMCC) propose a 36-month program, Voices and Experiences of Poverty – A New Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum, that would bring together faculty from the diverse disciplines of philosophy, economics, history, business, and women’s studies, to create a new interdisciplinary curriculum. The project creates a poverty focus for introducing humanities texts, which will allow us to bring cross-disciplinary studies in literature, history, and philosophy into any of our community college classrooms and has three interconnected components: (I) the “Poverty and Humanities Institute for Faculty,” (II) “Voicing Poverty” events and activities hosted at the BMCC campus, and (III) the “Poverty, Humanities, and Teaching” website, which will include both a digital database and student-centered digital humanities project called "Mapping Poverty."

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$150,000 (approved)
$150,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024


AE-277710-21

Helena College University of Montana (Helena, MT 59601-3054)
Ari Lee Laskin (Project Director: July 2020 to present)
A Bridge to Humanities Pathways in College: Using Film Production to Explore Local Culture and History

Three iterations of a two-week summer bridge program for area students where they would research a topic on the region’s cultural heritage and produce a documentary film of their work.

Helena College proposes a summer bridge program for high school and at-risk college students to research topics that situate present issues of small-town, rural America in the context of the past; produce documentary films; and enroll in humanities pathways. Students will learn interdisciplinary humanities methodologies, principles, and debates as they select appropriate historical photographs, newspaper articles, literature, and moving images, write a script, interview local experts and historians, design graphics, and develop the promotion and distribution plan for their production. Three summer programs will focus on topics that represent under-explored aspects of the region’s cultural heritage: 1) a comparative analysis of Montana’s pandemics in 1918 and 2020; 2) the crucial yet overlooked role of people of color in the region’s formation; and 3) the impact of mining waste on community and ecology. The program will utilize community resources and strengthen humanities pathways.

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism; Media Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$144,719 (approved)
$144,719 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2021 – 9/30/2023


AE-277790-21

Chemeketa Community College District (Salem, OR 97305-1500)
Keith A. Russell (Project Director: July 2020 to present)
Kathleen Dwyer (Co Project Director: December 2020 to present)
Lifting Voices: Public Speaking as a Bridge to the Humanities

The development of a humanities-focused public speaking curriculum.

This project seeks to improve student outcomes by integrating humanities content and pedagogical concepts into public speaking courses through a guest speaker series and a disseminated database of culturally relevant curricular resources; the creation of a Bilingual public speaking course; and faculty training for bridging advance language support for rising GED and English language learners.

Project fields:
Composition and Rhetoric; English; Spanish Language

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$149,973 (approved)
$149,639 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2021 – 2/29/2024


AE-269208-20

Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL 32606-6200)
Ann Thebaut (Project Director: July 2019 to present)
Bill Stephenson (Co Project Director: January 2020 to present)
Engaging in Ethics: Promoting the "Good Life" through Ethics Education

Engaging in Ethics: Promoting the “Good Life” through Ethics Education is a three-year project (2/1/2020 -1/31/2023) proposed by Santa Fe College, whose purpose is to expand ethics education at Santa Fe through initiatives that actively engage students in ethics and promote their civic, vocational, and humanistic development. Proposed initiatives include the design and development of Ethics Across the Curriculum workshops, a Character Education Certificate program, and Ethics Bowl events. Project activities will develop students’ abilities to think critically, express ideas clearly, and interact with others in a positive and productive way—capacities necessary for a “good life” that embraces engagement with the humanities. Additionally, the project will support Santa Fe’s commitment as a community college to educate students who are on diverse educational and career pathways by infusing a humanities topic—ethics—into fields outside the humanities.

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Project fields:
Ethics

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$97,840 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 1/31/2023


AE-269210-20

Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, MD 21012-1895)
Alicia Morse (Project Director: July 2019 to present)
Bridge to the Liberal Arts through Primary Source Texts (BLAST)

A three-year partnership to incorporate the study of primary sources into community college courses and establish transfer pathways for students.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) will partner with St. John's College in Annapolis, a renowned liberal arts college with a curriculum focused on the most important books and ideas of Western civilization. Tutors and faculty will develop a Great Books curriculum and seminar-style teaching methodology, and AACC faculty will learn seminar-style Great Books instruction from the expert tutors at St. John's college. The goals of the projects are to 1. deepen faculty knowledge of seminar-style pedagogy using primary source Great Books in humanities teaching; 2. engage community college students in Great Books humanities learning around the themes of equity and inclusion, while at the same time enabling Masters level students to gain experience in community college education; and 3. establish pathways and financial incentives for community college students to transfer to liberal arts institutions.

Project fields:
American Studies; Philosophy, General; Political Theory

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 1/31/2023


AE-269233-20

Montana State University, Billings (Billings, MT 59101-0245)
Austin Bennett (Project Director: July 2019 to present)
Roger MadPlume (Co Project Director: November 2019 to present)
Ethics Bound: Embedding Ethics into the City College General Core Curriculum

A professional and curriculum development program that would embed ethics into the college’s general education curriculum.

Montana State University Billings City College general education faculty seeks to utilize a humanities initiative to embed applied ethics across the core curriculum through four themes: environmental, intercultural, medical, and technological. This solution will grow inter-disciplinary study among faculty, generate humanities-based resources, unify the general education curriculum, and expand ethical reasoning for 77% of Associate’s seeking students. To reach an institutionalized goal, a two-and-a-half year program of activities with at least 40 faculty contact hours, for nine full-time faculty, has been created with three phases: faculty development, curriculum development, and implementation and assessment. After establishing a working knowledge of applied ethics, faculty will create and implement an embedded curriculum, and produce a sustainable process for continual improvement.

Project fields:
Ethics

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,792 (approved)
$99,792 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 5/31/2022


AE-269104-20

Whatcom Community College (Bellingham, WA 98226-8003)
Anna Booker (Project Director: July 2019 to present)
Situating Ourselves in the Salish Sea: Using Experiential Learning and Storytelling to Inspire Critical Thinking about Place

A two-year curriculum development project that would result in new courses on the history, cultures, and science of the Salish Sea.

"Situating Ourselves in the Salish Sea" will engage Whatcom Community College (WCC) students and faculty in the practice of place-based teaching and learning. Faculty from a broad range of disciplines will design curriculum that integrates the Salish Sea context into their own classes. The project will feature a cohort of Salish Sea linked courses and digital Story Maps developed by students that recognize the Salish Sea as a Cultural Heritage site. The project will partner with local tribes and organizations and will reaffirm the relevance of the humanities across the College. The project will help WCC students earn credits in the College’s new Culture and Society Pathway. Credits earned will transfer to nearby Western Washington University’s new minor in Salish Sea Studies. The project will culminate in a professional development day for K-12 teachers to help them integrate digital Story Maps into lesson plans. All digital Story Maps created will be freely accessible to the public.

Project fields:
Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$99,550 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 1/31/2022


AE-269161-20

St. Augustine College (Chicago, IL 60640-3593)
Elena Voltchek (Project Director: July 2019 to December 2020)
Jennifer Talley (Project Director: December 2020 to present)
Amanda S. Kraus (Co Project Director: November 2019 to December 2020)
Madeline Roman-Vargus (Co Project Director: November 2019 to May 2020)
Carmen Arellano (Co Project Director: May 2020 to December 2020)
Antuanette Mester (Co Project Director: December 2020 to present)
Strengthening Career Readiness for Chicago Early Childhood Educators through the Humanities

A two-year faculty and curricular development program to incorporate the study of Chicago’s art, music, and history into courses for early childhood educators.

The integration of English language arts and humanities-based study of culture specific to Chicago into the Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum by designing and implementing increased English language humanities teaching and learning that is both relevant and authentic to the Chicago area. The project’s intellectual goal is to improve the quality of humanities teaching and learning through the following strategic objectives: (1) increasing humanities content knowledge of participating faculty and students; (2) infusing the study of Chicago’s art, music, and history into the ECE program through syllabus and curriculum development; (3) creating a robust community of practice centered on the teaching and study of humanities in ECE; and (4) improving students’ writing skills through cultivation of enhanced critical-thinking skills and promotion of more effective expression of cultural engagement.

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Project fields:
Arts, General; Cultural History; Urban History

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,714 (approved)
$98,532 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 1/31/2022


AE-269186-20

Indian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596)
Mia Tignor (Project Director: July 2019 to present)
Infusing African American Culture into the Digital Learning Space

A two-year project that would create new digital course modules on Florida’s African American history.

Indian River State College (IRSC) proposes Infusing African American Culture into the Digital Learning Space, a three-year project to expand the teaching of African American studies across humanities disciplines through the lens of Florida’s Treasure Coast (Martin County, Indian River County, St. Lucie County, and Okeechobee County) by creating an interactive website and instructional modules to engage students. In order expand the teaching of African American studies and provide greater access to the historical and cultural record of the Treasure Coast to the College’s significant online student population, collaborative teams of humanities, library faculty, virtual campus staff, face-to-face students, and community partners will create innovative digital humanities content. This NEH grant offers an opportunity to protect the Treasure Coast’s African American History through the digitization of imperil cultural heritage materials and the creation of an interactive digital curriculum.

Project fields:
African American Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$98,036 (approved)
$97,143 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 1/31/2023


AE-269190-20

Rose State College (Midwest City, OK 73110-2799)
Antoinette Castillo (Project Director: July 2019 to present)
Partnering to Bridge the Humanities Gap: Rose State College and Mid-Del Schools

A two-and-a-half-year collaborative project to strengthen humanities learning and pathways to higher education for underserved high school students.

This proposal to the NEH Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges partners the Rose State College Humanities Division with the Mid-Del Public School District to create a collaboration that will strengthen pathways to higher education for students in the public school district’s two most underserved high schools. The project will expand humanities throughout the entire community in ways that are fully sustainable after the grant funding period ends. This will be done by creating the following at the high schools through extension of existing college resources: 1) a visiting humanities professor rotation, 2) a shared labs practice in reading and writing, and 3) an enriching cultural events attendance project.

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

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,196 (approved)
$99,196 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 5/31/2023


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.

Harford Community College proposes a three-year project to engage students in humanities through primary research, oral history interviews, analysis of existing oral histories, and the development of a digital exhibition and mobile application on civil rights activities in Harford County. The project will deepen students' understanding of literary works and local and national history and will broaden community awareness of the role that Harford County played in the civil rights movement. The project will take place in three phases. Phase one will focus on faculty and staff training and development. During phase two, faculty will integrate readings, assignments, and activities into seven existing humanities courses and student activities, serving at least 450 students. Phase three will have faculty and students develop a digital exhibition and mobile application that will share student work and further community understanding of the civil rights movement in Harford County.

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Project fields:
African American Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$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.

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

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020


AE-264030-19

Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA 18015-3027)
Sean Daley (Project Director: July 2018 to present)
Allison C. Smith (Co Project Director: December 2018 to November 2020)
Infusing Contemporary American Indian Cultural Studies across the Curriculum

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

This project will recruit ten faculty from both humanities and non-humanities fields to participate in a two-year long project to infuse Contemporary American Indian Culture across the curriculum. As part of the professional development, faculty will travel to American Indian museums and cultural centers in New Mexico and Oklahoma, as well as visit the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation in Mayetta, KS. Out of this professional development, the faculty cohort will develop course modules to integrate the study of Contemporary American Indian Culture into their courses. These courses will form part of the curriculum for JCCC’s Certificate in American Indian Studies, to be launched in Spring 2020.

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Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$98,162 (approved)
$98,162 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 6/30/2021


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.

Bridging the Antietam, a project designed to boost student performance in composition classes and produce curricula to support writing across the disciplines, will focus on memory and its constructions as expressed through the folklore, narratives, and interpretation of history of the Antietam Creek region (western Maryland, south central Pennsylvania, and eastern West Virginia) Hagerstown Community College (HCC) serves. Specific grant deliverables include faculty professional development, a summer bridge program, revised humanities curriculum, a summer institute, and a digital archive featuring local "finds," to include oral history narratives.

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

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$96,627 (approved)
$96,627 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2022


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.

Like many HSIs, we must make the transition from Hispanic “enrolling” to Hispanic “serving.” To address this problem, we are creating a new streamlined humanities curriculum through a guided pathways model that will be culturally relevant and reflective of, and relevant to, our institution's rapidly increasing Hispanic student population while also preparing them to engage effectively in a global society. Further, the new humanities curriculum will be informed by practices of diversity and representation to ensure the content will be reflective of the background of understanding of this student body. Both practices are consistent with evidenced-based research in higher education and have demonstrated benefits for underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2022


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.

Serving west Los Angeles County in California, Santa Monica College’s Humanities Initiative at Community Colleges project will explore the diverse stories of west Los Angeles, using its visual art to move beyond the dominant narrative and incorporate the lesser known stories of color that have helped to shape the region. Working collaboratively with students and community organizations, faculty from the Art History program will integrate these stories into their courses as a means for engaging the college’s diverse student population and building community connection. Faculty will house these stories in a digital database that provides faculty and students with access to non-linear knowledge that can move through time and establishes a ground that fosters deeper context with the material. Once established, the digital database will serve as a resource for other humanities programs interested in using visual studies as a means for strengthening learning and promoting engagement.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021