Call for Submissions
The Modern Language Association’s Committee on Community Colleges invites submissions for its monthly blog. We seek brief articles or reflections on themes germane to community college humanities education. Topics can include, but are not limited to:
- innovations in curriculum development and pedagogy
- professional development and scholarship
- cross-disciplinary collaboration within and beyond the humanities
- community partnerships
- public humanities programming
- connections with community college reform initiatives
- relevance of the humanities to underserved and underrepresented student populations
- intersections of humanities education and career readiness
Please send submissions (400-1200 words) to Mike Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join CCHA’s Deans’ Committee on August 3rd, 3:30-4:45, for its Humanities Leadership Forum. This virtual event provides a platform for community college Humanities leaders to discuss a range of timely and consequential issues germane to the success of our students, colleagues, and institutions. Our inaugural event will focus on two such topics:
- The impact of artificial intelligence in the humanities classroom
- Best practices in leadership development
While the forum will be moderated by members of the Deans’ Committee, it will not comprise structured presentations. Rather, it will center the ideas and questions brought forth by attendees, thus helping us cultivate strategies for tackling the myriad challenges we face at our respective institutions.
Participation in this meaningful event is free and open to any and all community college humanities deans, chairs, and faculty leaders. Please REGISTER HERE for this event.
We look forward to seeing you on August 3rd!
The National Humanities Alliance is offering a summer virtual workshop opportunity with a discount available to our members. Documenting the Impact of the Public Humanities in Higher Education: A Toolkit will be offered on two dates this June, on the 22nd and 25th. This workshop will offer attendees the opportunity to consider impact research as it relates to their own work and to the humanities more broadly. While the toolkit focuses on public humanities projects (including internship programs, publicly engaged courses, reading and discussion groups, and oral history projects), they anticipate that it will also be relevant to those carrying out a wide range of humanities work.
Visit the NHA workshop page HERE for more information.
Download the PDF version of this flier HERE.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Proposals accepted on a rolling basis through June 15th.
Baltimore, MD. May 1, 2023 – According to conference organizers, this year’s Community College Humanities Association’s (CCHA) National Conference theme of “humanistic inquiries …[into] questions of value, power, community, identity, race, justice, healing, conflict, and transformation” is already providing a solid foundation to programming with many intriguing proposals that will surely inspire colleagues.
Now, in collaboration with organizers at the Austin Community College District which opened up more space, CCHA has a new opportunity to expand this year’s conference forum and celebrate a broad range of unique proposals that extend to every reach of the humanities in community colleges. So, please consider submitting a proposal and joining us for the conference.
Continue reading Call for Proposals Submission Deadline Extended and Acceptance on a Rolling Basis
The NHA is excited to announce a new season of What Are You Going to Do with That?, a podcast where we explore everyday folks’ decisions to study the humanities as undergraduates and their pathways to fulfilling careers!
This podcast is designed for students, as well as those who advise them, including parents, academic advisors, career counseling staff, and high school teachers and guidance counselors. Please spread the word!
The new season features 8 stories about diverse professionals with humanities backgrounds who not only do well for themselves but do good for the world. It is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you may get your podcasts.
Continue reading Season Two of the NHA’s Podcast “What Are You Going to Do with That?” Now Available
The 2023 National Humanities Conference Call for Proposals is open until April 3rd!
Co-hosted by the National Humanities Alliance and the Federation of State Humanities Councils, the National Humanities Conference brings together representatives from colleges, universities, state humanities councils, cultural institutions, and other community-based organizations to explore approaches to deepening the public’s engagement with the humanities. The conference will be held October 25-29 in Indianapolis. With the help of our partners at Indiana Humanities, we look forward to a conference that offers ample opportunities to engage with local and regional culture and history.
In keeping with the state motto of Indiana, “The Crossroads of America,” the 2023 conference theme is “Crossroads.”
Crossroads are places of choice and possibility—creative, reflective, and forward-looking—and we invite proposals that consider how the public humanities have arrived at their current place, what that place looks like to us today, and where we wish to go from here. We especially encourage proposals that engage humanities practitioners, professionals, and scholars/academics to discuss shared or aligned destinations as well as proposals that explore and delineate how and why we diverge.
We encourage you to submit proposals and recruit others to do the same! Please contact Edward Moreno at email@example.com with any questions or for support in submitting a proposal.