Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities

Period of Performance

2/1/2022 - 3/31/2024

Funding Totals

$149,516.00 (approved)
$149,516.00 (awarded)

Clemente Inflection Points

FAIN: AA-284556-22

Antioch University (Yellow Springs, OH 45387-1745)
Ingrid Ingerson (Project Director: May 2021 to present)

The development and piloting of four second-year interdisciplinary humanities seminars for low-income nontraditional students, through a partnership between Antioch University and the Clemente Course in the Humanities.

Inflection Points offers texts that guide students on a path from self-awareness to engagement via facilitated discussions in history, art history, literature & moral philosophy. Antioch & Clemente will extend an existing partnership to pilot 4, 3-credit, 2nd-year humanities courses for Clemente graduates, all of whom are low-income adults. According to research, Clemente students are more civically engaged than their counterparts in the general population and 2nd-year students are more likely to earn degrees. Courses are free—including books, childcare & transportation—& guided by experienced college faculty. In response to COVID-19 we will transition 2nd-year courses to online delivery, increasing capacity to reach more students, & allowing faculty to collaborate across disciplines & locations. Drawing from 25 years’ experience, & emphasizing close reading, critical thinking, & writing, we give students the skills they need to succeed in college and enhance their civic engagement.