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CCHA Awarded Teagle Planning Grant for High School Outreach

We are pleased to announce that CCHA has been awarded funding to begin planning a project aimed at outreach to high school students. The project, “What Does It Mean to be Human Today?”, will see a series of two-week seminars held at five colleges across the country. The five colleges are the Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore, Maryland; Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York; Collin Community College in McKinney, Texas; San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, California; and Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan.

The Teagle grant funds the planning of the seminars, which will take place in October of 2019. More information on the seminars will be posted as we have it. For now, we would like to congratulate those involved in the planning process and the five schools that will be participating in the project.

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ACLS Announces New Fellowships for Community College Faculty

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.

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Call for Applicants: American Academy in Rome (AAR) – CCHA Affiliated Fellowship


Humanities faculty interested in applying for the American Academy in Rome – CCHA Affiliated Fellowship, the call for applicants is now open.

Established by The American Academy in Rome (AAR) in 2013, the AAR/CCHA Affiliated Fellowship is awarded annually to one faculty member at an  American community college. The award includes a four-week residency in June (exact dates TBD) at the Academy and a modest travel stipend.

Interested parties should complete the attached document and submit it by the application deadline of Friday, January 20th, 2017. All application materials (and any questions about the AAR-CCHA Affiliated Fellowship) should be directed to CCHA’s Executive Director, Andrew Rusnak, at ARusnak@ccbcmd.edu by the deadline of TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2017

Application Materials: CCHA Affiliated Fellowship Application

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CCHA Awarded Two NEH Grants: NEH Press Release and Info

Great News!

CCHA was just awarded two NEH grants according to the following press release, linked HERE. The awards were for the following two projects:


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[Institutes for College and University Teachers]

Project Director: Laraine Fletcher

Outright: $156,054

Project Title: On Native Grounds: Studies of Native-American Histories and the Land

Project Description: A three-week institute for college and university teachers on Native- American history, to be held at the Library of Congress.


Community College Humanities Association
[Institutes for College and University Teachers]

Project Director: Sandra Petrulionis

Outright: $129,838

Project Title: Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller

Project Description: A two-week summer institute for 25 college and university faculty to study the major figures of Transcendentalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller.


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Opportunity: Humanities Connections Grants (from NEH)

From The National Endowment for the Humanities

Division of Education Programs: Humanities Connections Grants

Reposted from: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-connections

Receipt Deadline October 5, 2016 for Projects Beginning May 2017

Brief Summary

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NEH Chair Plans More CC Investment, Grants

Tuesday, March 15th is not just the Ides of March, it is also Humanities Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.  National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William “Bro” Adams will deliver the speech “Beyond the 50th: New Directions at NEH,” and according to an advanced copy of the speech, we at CCHA are elated to hear that he outlines the plan to “invest more heavily in this [Community College Humanities] sector, beginning with grants that will be announced in late March of this year.” This is just the beginning of the push for the humanities, and we want you to help us get the word out tomorrow!

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