Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

2/1/2021 - 7/31/2023

Funding Totals

$132,291.00 (approved)
$132,290.00 (awarded)

Community and Mission: Building a New Applied Ethics Minor at Trocaire College

FAIN: 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)

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.