Southwestern

Southwestern Division

Learn more about the Southwestern Division of the Community College Humanities Association

 

The following states comprise the Southwestern Division:

Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah

Southwestern Division Map

The Call for Participants for the 2018 Southwestern Divisional Conference is now available! 

The Humanities Belong to All of Us:
Educating, Enriching, and Empowering our Communities

Friday, November 9th, in Frisco, Texas

Be sure to register early for the best possible rate! (Before September 30th)

The 2018 Southwestern Division Regional Conference will be held in Frisco, Texas, with the North Texas Community College Consortium.

Conference Theme

The Southwestern Division of the Community College Humanities Association conference will address the ways in which we as scholars and practitioners in the humanities serve our communities. We will examine how humanities scholars act as conservationists of the arts and ideas, build coalitions with humanitarians beyond the academy, empower citizens to become discriminating thinkers and communicators, and enrich non-humanities’ fields through our commitment to human flourishing. We ask you to join us as we blaze the trail for the future of the humanities.

Conference Format

This year’s conference will be a one day event. Rather than having panel presentations, we will have two keynote speakers, one in the morning and one at lunch, followed by four afternoon breakout sessions. Each breakout session is designed around a particular theme. Please choose one of these sessions to attend (listed below). Once we have received your topic choice, we will email you links to articles and materials to encourage discussion at the breakout session. The conference will conclude with an hour-long meeting addressing the future of the Southwestern Division of CCHA.

***More information can be found on the North Texas Community College Consortium event page, here, or on the formal Call for Participants, listed below.  You can also register for the conference online with the digital form here.

SW Division CFP 2018 (.doc)

SW Division CFP 2018 (.pdf)

 

Southwestern Division President

Linda Sears

Linda Sears

Linda Sears
Collin College
Professor of Humanities
Email: lsears@collin.edu

Linda Sears has been teaching full-time as a Humanities Instructor at Collin College since fall of 2005.  She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis in Dramatic Arts, her Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies (Art, Dance, Theatre) from the University of North Texas, and her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Texas.  She has served as Secretary and Interim Vice President of CCHA’s Southwest Division and has acted as the CCHA liaison for Collin College.  She is devoted to the arts, literature, history, philosophy, and all endeavors that seek to create a better world.

Southwestern Division Vice President

Information Coming

Southwestern Division Secretary

Position Available! Interested in serving as the secretary for the Southwestern Division? Please contact us at generalccha@gmail.com to let us know!

Southwestern Division Conference

Get your digital copy of the 2018 Southwestern Program HERE.

Registration for the Conference is OPEN HERE


The Humanities Belong to All of Us: Educating, Enriching, and Empowering our Communities
Friday, November 9th, in Frisco, Texas

The 2018 Southwestern Division Regional Conference will be held in Frisco, Texas, with the North Texas Community College Consortium.

Conference Theme

The Southwestern Division of the Community College Humanities Association conference will address the ways in which we as scholars and practitioners in the humanities serve our communities. We will examine how humanities scholars act as conservationists of the arts and ideas, build coalitions with humanitarians beyond the academy, empower citizens to become discriminating thinkers and communicators, and enrich non-humanities’ fields through our commitment to human flourishing. We ask you to join us as we blaze the trail for the future of the humanities.

Conference Format

This year’s conference will be a one day event. Rather than having panel presentations, we will have two keynote speakers, one in the morning and one at lunch, followed by four afternoon breakout sessions. Each breakout session is designed around a particular theme. Please choose one of these sessions to attend (listed below). Once we have received your topic choice, we will email you links to articles and materials to encourage discussion at the breakout session. The conference will conclude with an hour-long meeting addressing the future of the Southwestern Division of CCHA.

More information can be found on the Call for Proposals:

SW Division 2018 CFP (.doc)

SW Division 2018 CFP (.pdf)