Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

10/1/2017 - 5/31/2020

Funding Totals

$96,932.00 (approved)
$79,332.47 (awarded)

Humanistic Approaches to Criminal Justice

FAIN: 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)

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.