Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

6/1/2024 - 5/31/2027

Funding Totals

$150,000.00 (approved)
$150,000.00 (awarded)

Discovering Where We Are: Place-Based Experiential Learning on Two-Year Commuter Campuses

FAIN: AE-295686-24

Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Atlanta, GA 30302-3999)
Kathryn Crowther (Project Director: May 2023 to present)
Katherine Perry (Co Project Director: May 2023 to present)

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.