This past summer, Executive Director Rusnak and Deputy Executive Director Campbell were invited to join a group faculty from four-year institutions and “access-oriented institutions” (identified by the Modern Language Associationas “community colleges and other colleges that prioritize access over selectivity in admissions”) to design a grant-funded program that will offer doctoral students and instructors who work at access-oriented institutions the opportunity to participate in regional week-long seminars focused on Reading-Writing Pedagogy. It is a pleasure to announce that Mellon has funded this program, and further information is now available through the MLA’s news site. Additionally, we would like to congratulate our colleagues at the planning retreat and thank Paula Krebs, Executive Director of the MLA, for her excellent leadership on this endeavor.
The 5th Annual Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Conference has extended their deadline for proposals to January 31, 2019. This is an excellent conference and an excellent opportunity, so please do consider getting involved! The conference will be held in Linthicum Heights (just outside of Baltimore, MD) this year on March 21st and 22nd. Further information can also be found at www.CRT-CC.org. Please also see the CFP flier in addition to the conference flier below.
It’s that time of year again, and the Literary Magazine Competition has been announced and opened for magazines published between June 2018 and May 2019. The contest information and entry form can be found at the link below. Good luck to all of this year’s participants!
The National Council on Public History (NCPH) announces their Call for Posters for the NCPH Annual Meeting. The deadline for the 2019 Annual Meeting’s Call for Proposals is Wednesday, October 17th. See the CFP below.
Deadline: October 17th
Flier as PDF: Click Here
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is now accepting proposals for a two-week, fully-funded, community college faculty seminar in Senegal in January.
Deadline: October 22nd
Flier as PDF: Click Here
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is introducing a new fellowship program this year—the Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships—to support the research ambitions of community college faculty in the humanities and related social sciences. The program, which has its first application deadline on September 26, 2018, will offer up to 26 fellowships of $40,000 to community college faculty working on a diverse range of research projects. You can find out more about the program here: http://www.acls.org/programs/community-college-faculty/.
Like all ACLS fellowship programs, this program will use a peer review process to evaluate applications and select fellows. ACLS is currently looking for community college faculty in all fields of the humanities and related social sciences to serve as reviewers for the program’s inaugural competition or in a future year. Serving as a reviewer would involve evaluating 25-30 applications in the reviewer’s discipline using an online portal. Reviewers will have approximately six weeks this fall to score the applications and enter very brief comments. The honorarium for service is $200.
If you or any of your colleagues might be interested in serving as a reviewer next fall or in a future year, please email ACLS program officer Rachel Bernard (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than July 18 with the following information: name(s), email address, institution, faculty rank/title, department, and discipline. You may also enter multiple names on this spreadsheet, and email the spreadsheet to email@example.com.
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NCPH invites proposals for its 2019 conference in Hartford, Connecticut, that explore how public history intersects—sometimes purposefully, sometimes with unintended consequences—with the ongoing task of making and remaking places, communities, and polities. To learn more about the conference theme, “Repair Work,” and to fill out the proposal form, visit us athttp://bit.ly/ncph2019CFP. Final submissions are due Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Please email NCPH Program Manager Meghan Hillman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
You can access a paper copy of the NCPH 2019 Call for Proposals HERE.
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: