Education Programs: Humanities Connections Planning Grants

Period of Performance

5/1/2019 - 4/30/2020

Funding Totals

$35,000.00 (approved)
$35,000.00 (awarded)

Critical Civic Engagement: A UW-Superior Cross-Disciplinary Initiative

FAIN: AKA-265680-19

University of Wisconsin, Superior (Superior, WI 54880)
Jayson Iwen (Project Director: October 2018 to February 2022)
Lynn Goerdt (Co Project Director: March 2019 to February 2022)

Planning for a new interdisciplinary major in Critical Civic Engagement.

The small size of our campus means that declining enrollment trends seen throughout higher education are magnified. While our commitment to the humanities remains undiminished, we recognize the need to adjust our approach to teaching and learning in light of new realities. With expertise drawn from a range of disciplines we intend to design a major in Critical Civic Engagement (CCE). This will be carried out by a cross-disciplinary team of faculty and academic leaders. CCE presents our vision for a program that purposefully integrates the humanities and social sciences. CCE will equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to tackle complex issues. Through this planning grant we will focus on the development of CCE including the identification of courses, learning outcomes, and program objectives. The goal will be to develop a framework for CCE and a plan to move it through the appropriate processes for approval. This project will run from 05/01/19-04/30/20.

Media Coverage

UWS explores new major with Humanities grant (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Shelley Nelson
Publication: Superior Telegram
Date: 4/16/2019
Abstract: UWS explores new major with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

UWS looks to add new 'Crtitical Civic Engagement' major (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Andrew Kirov
Publication: Fox 21
Date: 5/12/2019
Abstract: UWS looks to add new major in Critical Civic Engagement.