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Capital Community College (Hartford, CT 06103-1211)
Jeffrey F. L. Partridge (Project Director: June 2010 to April 2016)

Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Education Programs

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$98,645 (approved)
$98,645 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Hartford Heritage: Enhancing Writing Courses with New Humanities Content

A two-year project for twelve faculty members at Capital Community College to investigate the history, literature, and culture of Hartford, Connecticut, and to reframe the institution's first-year writing courses as writing-intensive humanities studies.

"Hartford Heritage: Enhancing Writing Courses with Humanities Content" is a two-year project to re-design and enhance first-year English Composition courses affecting 400 students annually. It will establish relationships with nationally significant cultural and historical institutions near Capital Community College benefiting 1,200 students annually. Twelve Humanities faculty members will participate in a series of 18 seminars and workshops leading to development of course work that will connect students with the heritage of Hartford in all of their courses. Seminars would be taught on themed writing courses, learning communities, learner-centered methodology, Hartford history, ethnic/immigrant trends and artists and authors of Hartford. The workshops would be held at historic sites such as The Mark Twain House and The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. The outcomes including five to six new syllabi for English 101 courses in the fall, 2012 reflecting Hartford's rich and diverse past.