The Community College Humanities Association will have a panel presentation at the Conference of the Biographers International Organization (BIO), an affiliate of CCHA. The panel session will be held on Saturday, May 19, at the Levy Center, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. More work can be found on the Bio website, here.
We would like to thank everyone who joined us and the National Humanities Alliance to advocate for full funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) with the hope of adding an additional $5 million dollars to the 2018 fiscal year budget. We can never doubt the power of phone calls, emails, and boots on the ground as the NEH’s budget has been approved with a $2 million increase for FY 18. See below for the announcement from NEH:
From the Executive Director:
ACLS Announces New Fellowships for Community College Faculty
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new fellowship program for community college faculty. The Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships, made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support the research ambitions of humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year colleges.
Mellon Initiative Update: Community Colleges and the Humanities in the 21st Century
We wanted to update our members on a current initiative from the Mellon Foundation focusing on Community Colleges and the Humanities in the 21st Century. Several CCHA member institutions are involved in these programs, including CCHA’s home institution, the Community College of Baltimore County; and also the home institution of long-time board member Chancellor Constance Carroll, The San Diego Community College District.
Whether you are involved with one of these institutions or not, this is still a great initiative for the humanities in the nation’s community colleges. More information about this initiative can be found here.
Announcing a new NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers
An NEH summer seminar titled “The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Poem, Modern Readers” will be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT, from July 9-27, 2018. The deadline for applications is set for March 1, 2018. Interested parties with questions should contact Richard Davis, the program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, further information can be found on the program website, HERE.