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AE-247973-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesPatrick Henry Community CollegeHumanities Honors Program4/1/2016 - 3/31/2019$100,000.00Tammy Forbes   Patrick Henry Community CollegeMartinsvilleVA24112-6693USA2016U.S. Regional StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs100000099722.120

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.

AE-247980-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesColumbus State Community CollegeHistory of Western Medicine Project4/1/2016 - 9/30/2018$95,783.00BenjaminJamesPugnoDeaHadleyBosterColumbus State Community CollegeColumbusOH43215-1722USA2016History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and MedicineHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs95783088679.880

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

AE-247999-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEast Los Angeles CollegeWar Without/War Within4/1/2016 - 3/31/2019$100,000.00Wooichin Ong   East Los Angeles CollegeMonterey ParkCA91754-6001USA2016History, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs100000000

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.

AE-248001-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesJ. Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeCommunity College Humanities Education and Local Engagement4/1/2016 - 5/31/2019$97,406.00JaneE.RosecransStephen BrandonJ. Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeRichmondVA23228-2327USA2016American StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs97406075897.550

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.

AE-248002-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesYork County Community CollegeNew American Studies Concentration4/1/2016 - 3/31/2019$69,000.00David SusmanDoreen RoganYork County Community CollegeWellsME04090-5341USA2016U.S. Regional StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs69000066854.460

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.

AE-248003-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesWake Technical Community CollegeAmerica's Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memory4/1/2016 - 3/31/2018$99,673.00JamesJ.NeilsonBarry MaloneWake Technical Community CollegeRaleighNC27603-5655USA2016Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs996730996730

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.

AE-248004-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesCUNY Research Foundation, LaGuardia Community CollegeGlobal Cities: Diaspora and Cosmopolis4/1/2016 - 3/31/2019$99,956.00Christopher SchmidtAllia Abdullah-MattaCUNY Research Foundation, LaGuardia Community CollegeLong Island CityNY11101-3007USA2016Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs999560999560

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

AE-248013-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesResearch Foundation Of The City University Of New YorkBuilding Asian American Studies across the Community College Classroom6/1/2016 - 6/30/2018$99,998.00Soniya Munshi   Research Foundation Of The City University Of New YorkNew YorkNY10007-1044USA2016Ethnic StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs99998099284.340

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.

AE-248016-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesSitting Bull CollegeStanding Rock Lakota/Dakota Language Project4/1/2016 - 12/31/2022$99,998.00Michael Moore   Sitting Bull CollegeFort YatesND58538-9721USA2016Languages, OtherHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs99998062918.270

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

AE-248043-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesSouth Florida Community CollegeA Sense of Home: From Cultural Conflict to Coexistence in Florida's Heartland4/1/2016 - 3/31/2020$99,619.00Charlotte Pressler   South Florida Community CollegeAvon ParkFL33825-9399USA2016Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs99619087178.10

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.

AE-248047-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesReading Area Community CollegeConexiones: Linking Berks County Latino Communities to a Larger World5/1/2016 - 5/31/2019$100,000.00Jodi CorbettDanelle BowerReading Area Community CollegeReadingPA19602-1014USA2016Latino HistoryHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs100000091226.370

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.

AE-248070-16Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesMcHenry County CollegeThe Journey Home: Diminishing Dissonance for Community College Student Veterans4/1/2016 - 6/30/2019$99,926.00ToddA.CulpMarkV.WatersMcHenry County CollegeCrystal LakeIL60012-2738USA2016U.S. HistoryHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs99926084189.10

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.

AE-255920-17Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesMontgomery CollegeGlobal Humanities: Many Voices, One College10/1/2017 - 6/30/2019$100,000.00Rita KranidisAndréeElise ComiskeyBetancourtMontgomery CollegeRockvilleMD20850-1728USA2017Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs100000092626.10

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.

AE-255973-17Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesSinclair Community CollegeEncountering Ethics10/1/2017 - 12/31/2020$73,367.00Kay Koeninger   Sinclair Community CollegeDaytonOH45402-1421USA2017Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs73367071952.350

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.

AE-255995-17Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesKern Community College DistrictEnergizing Humanities in California's San Joaquin Valley10/1/2017 - 6/30/2021$99,989.00OliverArthurRosalesAndrew BondKern Community College DistrictBakersfieldCA93301-4014USA2017U.S. HistoryHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs99989082766.530

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.

AE-256145-17Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesSchenectady County Community CollegeHumanistic Approaches to Criminal Justice10/1/2017 - 5/31/2020$96,932.00Babette FaehmelHarry BuffardiSchenectady County Community CollegeSchenectadyNY12305-2215USA2017EnglishHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs96932079332.470

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.

AE-256242-17Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesDean CollegeMaking Humanities Matter11/1/2017 - 3/31/2020$60,364.00David DennisJessicaM.PisanoDean CollegeFranklinMA02038-1994USA2017History of ScienceHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs603640603640

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.

AE-256332-17Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesUniversity of MontanaThe Veteran's Experience10/1/2017 - 9/30/2021$97,160.00KimberlyS.Reiser   University of MontanaMissoulaMT59801-4494USA2017Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs97160053804.380

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.

AE-256343-17Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesHolyoke Community CollegeThe Common Good Through Learning Communities11/1/2017 - 1/31/2022$99,539.00DianeL.BeersMary OrisichHolyoke Community CollegeHolyokeMA01040-1099USA2017Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs99539099518.120

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.

AE-256371-17Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEverett Community CollegeCollective Memory Formation and the Humanities10/1/2017 - 3/31/2021$90,285.00Steven Tobias   Everett Community CollegeEverettWA98201-1390USA2017Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs90285083637.230

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.

AE-264000-19Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesHarford Community CollegeUnderstanding the Civil Rights Movement in Harford County, Maryland1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022$97,118.00JamesRichardKarmel   Harford Community CollegeBel AirMD21015-1627USA2018African American StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs97118093647.10

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.

AE-264001-19Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesTulsa Community CollegePublic Good-Reads Common Book Program1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020$81,000.00KaraM.Ryan-JohnsonCynthiaLeeShanksTulsa Community CollegeTulsaOK74135-6198USA2018EnglishHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs81000074471.180

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.

AE-264030-19Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesLehigh UniversityInfusing Contemporary American Indian Cultural Studies across the Curriculum1/1/2019 - 6/30/2021$98,162.00Sean Daley   Lehigh UniversityBethlehemPA18015-3027USA2018Native American StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs981620981620

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.

AE-264078-19Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesHagerstown Junior CollegeBridging the Antietam: Memory, History, and Folklore of Communities Along the Antietam Creek1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022$96,627.00Alicia Drumgoole   Hagerstown Junior CollegeHagerstownMD21742-6514USA2018Composition and RhetoricHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs96627091542.580

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.

AE-264268-19Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesTriton CollegeDesigning a Culturally Relevant Humanities Curriculum1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022$100,000.00Elizabeth Collins   Triton CollegeRiver GroveIL60171-1907USA2018Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs100000098336.320

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.

AE-264270-19Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesSanta Monica CollegeMapping and Preserving the Art and Hidden Histories of Santa Monica1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021$100,000.00Briana Simmons   Santa Monica CollegeSanta MonicaCA90405-1628USA2018Art History and CriticismHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs100000095345.520

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.

AE-269104-20Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesWhatcom Community CollegeSituating Ourselves in the Salish Sea: Using Experiential Learning and Storytelling to Inspire Critical Thinking about Place2/1/2020 - 6/30/2022$100,000.00Anna Booker   Whatcom Community CollegeBellinghamWA98226-8003USA2019U.S. HistoryHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs100000097867.240

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.

AE-269161-20Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesSt. Augustine CollegeStrengthening Career Readiness for Chicago Early Childhood Educators through the Humanities2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022$99,714.00Jennifer TalleyAntuanette MesterSt. Augustine CollegeChicagoIL60640-3593USA2019Cultural HistoryHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs99714098525.830

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.

AE-269186-20Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesIndian River State CollegeInfusing African American Culture into the Digital Learning Space2/1/2020 - 7/31/2023$98,036.00Mia Tignor   Indian River State CollegeFort PierceFL34981-5596USA2019African American StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs980360971430

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.

AE-269190-20Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesRose State CollegePartnering to Bridge the Humanities Gap: Rose State College and Mid-Del Schools2/1/2020 - 5/31/2023$99,196.00Antoinette Castillo   Rose State CollegeMidwest CityOK73110-2799USA2019Arts, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs991960991960

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.

AE-269208-20Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesSanta Fe CollegeEngaging in Ethics: Promoting the "Good Life" through Ethics Education2/1/2020 - 6/30/2023$100,000.00Ann ThebautBill StephensonSanta Fe CollegeGainesvilleFL32606-6200USA2019EthicsHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs100000091247.910

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.

AE-269210-20Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesAnne Arundel Community CollegeBridge to the Liberal Arts through Primary Source Texts (BLAST)2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023$100,000.00Alicia Morse   Anne Arundel Community CollegeArnoldMD21012-1895USA2019American StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs100000094337.870

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.

AE-269233-20Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesCity CollegeEthics Bound: Embedding Ethics into the City College General Core Curriculum2/1/2020 - 5/31/2022$99,792.00Austin BennettRoger MadPlumeCity CollegeBillingsMT59101-0245USA2019EthicsHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs99792095367.580

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.

AE-277449-21Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesTrocaire CollegeCommunity and Mission: Building a New Applied Ethics Minor at Trocaire College2/1/2021 - 7/31/2023$132,291.00Solomon NelsonThomas MitchellTrocaire CollegeBuffaloNY14220-2094USA2020EthicsHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs13229101322900

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.

AE-277515-21Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesHoward Community CollegeTrans-Border Dialogues on the Global: A COIL-Based Approach to Deepening Humanities Learning2/1/2021 - 1/31/2024$75,291.00Lombuso  Khoza   Howard Community CollegeColumbiaMD21044-3110USA2020Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs752910752900

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.

AE-277675-21Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesFITShop Girls to Show Girls: Teaching Resources on New York's Working Class for Community College Students6/1/2021 - 5/31/2024$150,000.00Kyunghee PyunRebeccaHopeBaumanFITNew YorkNY10001-5992USA2020Labor HistoryHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs15000001500000

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.

AE-277676-21Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesResearch Foundation Of The City University Of New YorkVoices and Experiences of Poverty: A New Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum2/1/2021 - 1/31/2025$150,000.00Sangeeta BishopChristine FariasResearch Foundation Of The City University Of New YorkNew YorkNY10007-1044USA2020Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs15000001500000

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."

AE-277710-21Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesHelena CollegeA Bridge to Humanities Pathways in College: Using Film Production to Explore Local Culture and History3/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$144,719.00AriLeeLaskin   Helena CollegeHelenaMT59601-3054USA2020U.S. HistoryHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs14471901447190

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.

AE-277790-21Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesChemeketa Community College DistrictLifting Voices: Public Speaking as a Bridge to the Humanities3/1/2021 - 9/30/2024$149,973.00KeithA.RussellKathleen DwyerChemeketa Community College DistrictSalemOR97305-1453USA2020Composition and RhetoricHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs14997301496390

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.

AE-284478-22Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesCUNY Research Foundation, LaGuardia Community CollegeBorder Lands, Border Waters2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024$149,780.00Christopher SchmidtChristopher SchmidtCUNY Research Foundation, LaGuardia Community CollegeLong Island CityNY11101-3007USA2021GeographyHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs14978001497800

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.

AE-284483-22Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesConnecticut Board of Regents of Higher EducationNot Your Grandfather’s Art History: A BIPOC Reader2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024$145,258.00Olivia Chiang   Connecticut Board of Regents of Higher EducationManchesterCT06040-6449USA2021Art History and CriticismHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs14525801452580

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.

AE-289970-23Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesCUNY Research Foundation, LaGuardia Community CollegeOral History in Interdisciplinary Community College Pedagogy: Centering the Community in the Classroom7/1/2023 - 6/30/2025$148,391.00Thomas ClearyTomonori NaganoCUNY Research Foundation, LaGuardia Community CollegeLong Island CityNY11101-3007USA2022Public HistoryHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs14839101483910

A two-year project to develop faculty workshops and experiential learning activities on teaching students how to conduct oral histories in the community. 

The goal of Oral History in Interdisciplinary Community College Pedagogy is to empower community college faculty with the skills to bring oral history interviews into their own pedagogical practices through a series of year-long workshops. The faculty will engage in interviewing, deep listening, and analysis of oral history materials in their disciplines. Through this engagement, the faculty will explore how oral history practices can help re-center their teaching practices to the vantage points of individuals and community of the minority groups whose perspectives are often marginalized in published materials and media.

AE-290022-23Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesKaskaskia College, Community College District #501Caring for the Dying, Caring for Us All: Death and the Meaning of Life in Healthcare7/1/2023 - 6/30/2026$116,488.00Scott Crothers   Kaskaskia College, Community College District #501CentraliaIL62801-7800USA2022History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and MedicineHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs11648801164880

A three-year humanistic exploration of mortality, bereavement, death and dying, for faculty and students in nursing as well as members of the wider community.

This project, “Caring for the Dying/Caring for Us All: Death and the Meaning of Life in Healthcare,” aims to promote an understanding of, and practical facility with, the concept of mortality among students pursuing careers in healthcare.

AE-290064-23Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesHawaii Community CollegeTrees, Trails, Culture, and History of the Palamanui Preserve: Using Experiential Learning and Storytelling to Connect to the Place6/1/2023 - 5/31/2026$147,157.00Ruria NambaNo'el Tagab-CruzHawaii Community CollegeHiloHI96720-4075USA2022History, OtherHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs14715701471570

A three-year project focused on curriculum development and the creation of an archive combined with campus and community activities exploring a natural and cultural heritage site adjacent to the college’s Palamanui campus.

In keeping with the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “Protecting Our Cultural Heritage” and “Providing access to NEH-funded products” priority areas, Hawai’i Community College will engage students, faculty, and the community in a project that utilize a wide array of humanities-based activities in a newly formed Palamanui Forest Preserve adjacent to our campus. Combining experiential learning, we plan to study, teach, and share the rich cultural heritage of indigenous Hawaiian people in a region containing an important remnant of the world’s most endangered ecosystem, the lowland tropical dry forest. The project includes creating a map and digital archives of the ancient and modern trails and rich cultural heritage of the forest, establishing a cultural speaker series and workday for the community, and faculty professional development opportunities to develop curriculum that recognizes the region as a cultural heritage.

AE-295686-24Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesGeorgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.Discovering Where We Are: Place-Based Experiential Learning on Two-Year Commuter Campuses6/1/2024 - 5/31/2027$150,000.00Kathryn CrowtherKatherine PerryGeorgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.AtlantaGA30302-3999USA2023Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs15000001500000

A three-year project to create experiential learning courses and community-based student projects at a two-year college.

This project seeks to develop and expand a robust experiential, project-based learning program focused on identity and place-making on the six diverse campuses of Perimeter College, a two-year degree granting college of Georgia State University, by training faculty, creating resources, and piloting “Project Lab” courses. These courses will be embedded in pre-existing “Perspectives” courses, core classes that focus on critical thinking and humanities-focused topics and will engage students with community-facing projects developed around the theme of identity and place-making. The program will consist of faculty development workshops, resource building, and community-engagement that will lead to the creation of humanities-focused project lab courses.

AE-295687-24Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesDelaware County Community CollegeMapping Resistance of Africans and African Descendants to Colonialism and Segregation, 1945-19903/1/2024 - 7/31/2025$150,000.00Ife Williams   Delaware County Community CollegeMediaPA19063-1027USA2023African American HistoryHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs15000001500000

A 15-month project to create curricular materials on resistance of Africans and African descendants to segregation and colonialism in the late twentieth century.

The Mapping Resistance of Africans and African Descendants to Colonialism and Segregation 1945-1990 project is designed to expand on existing materials to improve the teaching and study of the history of resistance at Delaware County Community College and the broader region. Emphasis on resistance will bring the stories from civic response to armed revolt from across the African diaspora into the classroom via an interactive, digital modality that will resonate with students.

AE-295745-24Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesFoothill-De Anza Community College DistrictVoices of Silicon Valley: Using Heritage Discourse to Counteract Placelessness and Build Belonging3/1/2024 - 2/28/2027$150,000.00Lori Clinchard   Foothill-De Anza Community College DistrictCupertinoCA95014-5702USA2023Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs15000001500000

A three-year oral history project on the history of Silicon Valley.

This project is intended to increase access to the oral histories of De Anza College’s California History Center (CHC), while also creating new oral histories, digital stories, and an educational walking tour, within a Humanities context and curriculum. De Anza College is eager to undertake the work of reframing historical narratives that better reflect an authentic identity for the people of Silicon Valley. In keeping with the National Endowment for the Humanities' special initiative, A More Perfect Union, this project is motivated by the recognition that the American story is incomplete without the stories of the countless Americans who have been bypassed, ignored, and forgotten. By addressing such marginalization, this project: (1) increases accessibility of the local oral histories already housed at CHC; (2) promotes the creation of new historical narratives, and (3) works with campus and community partners to develop new curriculum and experiential learning activities.