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Welcome to the Blog!

Whether you are a casual fan of the humanities or teach in the humanities in one of the nation’s community colleges, we would like to welcome you to the blog for the Community College Humanities Association.  Feel free to poke around, read, and even submit content for future publication, which can be facilitated on this blog or in our Community College Humanities Review journal.

Please also note that the page you are currently viewing is a combination of both the Discourse Blog and the Member Discussions, either of which can be viewed separately.

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New Teaching & Educational Resources from CAORC

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) has launched an open access teaching and educational resources page! The page features teaching modules, webinars, lesson plans, and more from grantees across the different CAORC funding programs, including the Faculty Development Seminars, CAORC research fellowships, and Responsive Preservation Initiative. These resources were designed to support educators in teaching about other countries, world regions, and international social, cultural, and political issues. The page is hosted on Flip, which is an online platform for educators.

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Free Registrations and Travel Grants for 2022 in Cleveland!

We are pleased to announce that the first 50 people to register for the conference will be reimbursed their fees–thanks to a generous grant from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. (Funds will be distributed at the conclusion of the conference.) What’s more, during the conference we will be awarding as many as 50 additional travel grants of up to $800 each to cover attendees’ travel expenses. Be on the lookout for further communications from CCHA on this opportunity!

 

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CFP Deadline Extended to 8/31

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO 8/31!

As we have all had difficulties teaching during the pandemic, we are extending the CFP deadline through the summer to allow folks ample time to relax and put their proposals together. The deadline for submissions is now Wednesday, August 31st! We hope to see all of our friends and colleagues in Cleveland, Ohio, for the conference this October 13-15 hosted by Cuyahoga Community College. The theme for this year’s conference is Truth, Justice, and the Humanities Way. More information concerning conference registration and hotel arrangements is currently available on the CCHA website, here.

Furthermore, we are pleased to announce that the first 50 people to register for the conference will be reimbursed their fees–thanks to a generous grant from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. (Funds will be distributed at the conclusion of the conference.) What’s more, during the conference we will be awarding as many as 50 additional travel grants of up to $800 each to cover attendees’ travel expenses. Be on the lookout for further communications from CCHA on this opportunity.

Proposals can be submitted at the following link or by clicking on the image below: www.tri-c.edu/CCHAproposals

The session tracks for the conference are The Arts; Civic Engagement and Democracy; Critical Thinking; Culture & Diversity; Digital Humanities; Environmental Issues; Evaluating Media & Informational Literacy; Social Justice; STEMM/STEAM; and the Traditional Humanities.

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Congratulations, Mellon/ACLS Community College Fellows!

The following update comes from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS):

The Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships recognize humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year institutions and their vital contributions to scholarship, teaching, and their communities. The awards are tailored to the circumstances of these faculty and support their wide-ranging research ambitions. Fellows may use the awards to pursue projects with a variety of outcomes, including articles, book chapters, or books; course materials; exhibitions; community or campus events; online resources; and more. This program is made possible through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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SDCCD “Careers in the Humanities Panel” Zoom Session

Annually, the San Diego Community College District has a panel discussion in which the panelists, all of whom hold a humanities degree, discuss how their degree has helped them thrive in their field. The goal is to de-stigmatize the idea that you can’t do anything with a humanities degree. Since the session will be held via Zoom this year, our colleagues in San Diego have graciously shared the link to the session. More info in the fliers below.

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“Going Global, Growing Global: New Models for Internationalization at CCs”

The following comes from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) invite you and interested colleagues to attend the upcoming online symposium: “Going Global, Growing Global: New Models for Internationalization at Community Colleges,” on Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time. The promotional flyer for the two-day event is below.

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