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AE-284478-22

CUNY Research Foundation, LaGuardia Community College (Long Island City, NY 11101-3007)
Filip A. Stabrowski (Project Director: May 2021 to present)
Christopher C. Schmidt (Co Project Director: December 2021 to present)
Karen R. Miller (Co Project Director: January 2022 to present)
Border Lands, Border Waters

Two summer institutes for twenty faculty members and ten students, centered on the emerging field of critical border studies.

We are proposing two year-long institutes in which CUNY community college faculty and students engage in interdisciplinary debates about terrestrial and maritime borders. Our institutes have three goals: 1) to contribute to course development and curriculum design in Global Learning at CUNY community colleges; 2) to support faculty in developing their own scholarship; and 3) to allow a group of LaGuardia students to learn about borders alongside faculty. Our first-year institute will explore political and terrestrial borders – past, present, and future. Our second-year institute will examine border waters, including their functions and the impacts of rising sea levels. At each institute, faculty and students will read scholarship in the field, meet visiting scholars, and take an experiential learning field trip. Faculty will then develop and share new courses or teaching modules on the topic of borders. Faculty will also share their own scholarship related to borders with colleagues.

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

Program:
Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$149,780 (approved)
$149,780 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2022 – 1/31/2024


AE-284483-22

Connecticut Board of Regents of Higher Education (Manchester, CT 06040-6449)
Olivia Chiang (Project Director: May 2021 to present)
Not Your Grandfather’s Art History: A BIPOC Reader

A two-year resource development project that would result in a digital reader for introductory courses in global art history.

Manchester Community College seeks to create an academic art history Reader authored primarily by scholars of Color which features analytical essays devoted to the art, culture, and historical perspectives of traditionally marginalized communities. The Reader will highlight the scholarship of authors who identify as BIPOC, and also properly and adequately compensate them for their work. Each essay will be an object-focused and thesis-driven analytical paper that is tailored to an introductory/community college audience. The goal of the Reader is to provide our students with increased representation in the voices and images they are exposed to in the classroom and to introduce them to excellent examples of writing to inform their own learning in an accessible format. The Reader will be hosted on Smarthistory.org, a leader in open-educational art history resources, and will always be a free and open-access resource for our students, faculty, and the general public.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$145,258 (approved)
$145,258 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2022 – 1/31/2024


AE-277710-21

Helena College (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.

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

Program:
Humanities Initiatives at 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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
3/1/2021 – 2/29/2024


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 at 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.

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

Program:
Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024


AE-277675-21

FIT (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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 5/31/2024


AE-277676-21

Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York (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."

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
2/1/2021 – 1/31/2024


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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 6/30/2022


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 at 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 at 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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 5/31/2023


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 at 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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 1/31/2023


AE-269233-20

City College (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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 5/31/2022


AE-264000-19

Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD 21015-1696)
James Richard Karmel (Project Director: July 2018 to August 2021)
Natalie Shaw (Project Director: August 2021 to August 2021)
James Richard Karmel (Project Director: August 2021 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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$97,118 (approved)
$97,118 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2022


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 at 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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 6/30/2021


AE-264078-19

Hagerstown Junior 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.

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

Program:
Humanities Initiatives at 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 at 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 College (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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021


AE-255920-17

Montgomery College (Rockville, MD 20850-1728)
Rita Kranidis (Project Director: January 2017 to March 2021)
Andrée Elise Comiskey Betancourt (Co Project Director: June 2017 to March 2021)
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; Communications; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$92,626 (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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$73,367 (approved)
$71,952 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 12/31/2020


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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,989 (approved)
$82,767 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 6/30/2021


AE-256145-17

Schenectady County Community College (Schenectady, NY 12305-2215)
Babette Faehmel (Project Director: January 2017 to March 2021)
Alicia Richardson (Co Project Director: November 2019 to March 2021)
Harry Buffardi (Co Project Director: November 2019 to March 2021)
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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$96,932 (approved)
$79,332 (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 February 2021)
Jessica M. Pisano (Co Project Director: June 2017 to February 2021)
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.

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Project fields:
History of Science

Program:
Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$60,364 (approved)
$60,364 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2017 – 3/31/2020


AE-256332-17

University of Montana (Missoula, MT 59801-4494)
Clint Reading (Project Director: January 2017 to August 2017)
Elizabeth Barrs (Project Director: August 2017 to March 2021)
Kimberly S. Reiser (Project Director: March 2021 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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$97,160 (approved)
$53,804 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2021


AE-256343-17

Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA 01040-1099)
James Dutcher (Project Director: January 2017 to March 2020)
Diane L. Beers (Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Mary Orisich (Co Project Director: March 2020 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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,539 (approved)
$99,518 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2017 – 1/31/2022


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 at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$90,285 (approved)
$83,637 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 3/31/2021