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Mellon Initiative Update: CCs and the Humanities in the 21st Century

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.

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NEH Summer Institute: The Book: Material Histories & Digital Futures

NEH Summer Institute: The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures

Download a copy of this announcement as a PDF HERE.

For more information on this opportunity, click HERE.

Announcing an NEH Summer Institute in 2018 for College and University Faculty, The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures. The four-week Institute will take place June 18 to July 13, 2018 at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). Applications for the Institute are accepted from now until March 1. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $3300, which are intended to defray travel and living costs. For more information about the Institute, housing, logistics, and instructions for application, see our website: Applicants will be notified of acceptance on March 28.

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An Update from Brian Stipelman, Chair of the CCHA Deans’ Committee

At last month’s national conference of the Community College Humanities Association, thirteen community college deans responsible for Humanities education at their respective institutions convened to form the first CCHA Deans’ Committee. This body will serve as an instrument by which Deans of Humanities can affirm the value of Humanities education while working collaboratively to expand its scope and relevance within and beyond higher education.

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CCHA Thankful (to you) for a Successful 2017 National Conference

Dear CCHA Members,

As this is a time for reflection and giving thanks, we just wanted to thank you for helping make the 2017 CCHA National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, a success. From all of the feedback we have heard, the conference was enjoyed and considered a resounding success by our attendees, and we have had many emails about feeling re-energized and ready to return to the classroom for a strong “final push” this semester. This is so encouraging to us as we want to continue to be an organization that supports and represents our countless strong faculty, staff, and administrative members in the humanities nationwide. 

We also want to say that it re-energizes us at CCHA to continue to find ways to support our members by creating connections and opportunities for grants, fellowships, and other possibilities; so we promise that we will keep working for you. We are thankful that we have so many amazing members to continue advocating for. 

In closing, we hope you enjoy the holiday and return to work afterwards continuing to feel the positive energy from the conference.

Thanks again,

Your CCHA Friends and Colleagues


2018 Call for Posters from the National Council on Public History’s Annual Meeting

The 2018 Call for Posters is now open here! NCPH’s poster session at the annual meeting is a great way to showcase research-in-progress and get feedback. Submissions are due Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Please use the form to submit your proposal. For more information, see our website at  Please email NCPH Program Assistant Meghan Hillman at with any questions.

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Diversity on the Rise in the Nation’s Community Colleges According to AAA&S

According to a new article from Inside Higher Ed, diversity is on the increase at the nation’s two-year colleges. The article is based on information from publicly available degree completions data.

More information from American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAA&S) survey that CCHA assisted in will be available in the future.

According to the results of the survey, “in 2015, 32.1 percent of the associate degrees in the humanities were awarded to black, Hispanic or Native American students — a 149 percent increase from 1989, when the data were first collected.” This is just some of the great news according to the data collected by AAA&S, and the rest can be found in the article at the link below.

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