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Registration is Now Open for the AHA Annual Meeting

Registration open for the American Historical Association Annual Meeting

Join us in Denver on January 5-8, 2017, for the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. The meeting offers four days of the latest scholarship, professional development, and unparalleled networking opportunities for historians in all fields and professions.

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UA CMES Resources for College Faculty (From 9/13/16)

The following opportunities are provided by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona:

Opportunities and Resources for College Faculty – 9/13/2016

As always, brief descriptors are immediately below (organized by category). Scroll down further for extended descriptions of anything that interests you. An asterisk (*) designates a University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies activity; a plus (+) is an item new to the listserv.

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CFP for Faculty Composition Summit (Newark, NJ)

CFP for Composition Faculty Summit

Submissions due Friday, September 23, 2016.

Essex County College in Newark, NJ will host a one day composition conference on October 14, 2016 from 12:00-3:00 in Smith Hall.

This conference seeks to expand on last year’s first composition summit to further explore best practices in college writing and developmental writing courses.

Some questions we would like to address in general:

How can we best serve our students at the high school and community college level so they have the skills they need to succeed once they transfer to a four-year college and beyond?
How can we attempt to align curriculum?  What are best practices for teaching composition?  Have acceleration models been successful? Are integrated reading with writing courses more effective?

More specifically, please consider the following for possible panel and proposal topics:

1.       Should composition courses (developmental and others) include other (in addition to MLA) documentation instruction?

2.       Should literature be taken out of composition?

3.       Department exams: how should they be governed/assessed?

4.       How should a portfolio be utilized in the developmental and composition courses?

5.       How should students transition from ESL to ENG?

6.       How is technology used in the classroom?

7.       How are support services best utilized?

8.       How do you keep your part-time faculty aligned with your program objectives?

9.       What innovative pedagogical approaches can we adopt?

10.   Rhetorical modes vs. writing across the curriculum

For all topics, we hope that you can provide assessment methodology and data (not limited to success rates, measurable learning outcomes, etc.).

We seek submissions on best practices from all writing instructors from a variety of fields (rhetoric and composition; technical writing; creative writing; and more) to explain their systems for assessing and evaluating student writing in the college classroom. We hope to share ideas on how to improve composition courses on the high school, community college, and university levels.  What issues are we facing and what are some potential strategies to remedy those issues?

Please send all papers for consideration to:
ECCcompositionsummit@gmail.com with “CFP” in the subject line.  Please present your proposal in the body of the email.

To register your attendance:
ECCcompositionsummit@gmail.com with “REG” in the subject line.  Please include the full names of all the people you are registering and their affiliation.

For general questions, please email:
Jina Lee: jlee6@essex.edu  and Sean O’Connell: soconnel@essex.edu

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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:


 

Community College Humanities Association
[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.


 

Opportunity: National Humanities Center Fellowships

The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2017 through May 2018. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international in scope and welcomes applications from scholars outside the United States.

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Opportunity: Fulbright Scholarship Awards in American Studies

Announcing Fulbright awards for teaching and research within the areas of American Studies and American History. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2017-18 launched on February 1, and opportunities are available in a number of countries, including, but not limited to, the awards described below.

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Literary Magazine Competition

Deadline: Monday, May 30th

Does your institution have a literary magazine that you would like to submit to this year’s CCHA Literary Magazine Competition?  If so, please download a copy of the form below and submit yours before the May 30th deadline!  Good luck!

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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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Opportunity: 2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

Call for Applications!

2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

The Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is pleased to announce fellowships and development grants to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections or international education programs at their home institutions. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the unlimited print and online resources of the University of Illinois Library.

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