National Endowment for the Humanities Funds American History Workshops for Community College Faculty

National Endowment for the Humanities Funds American History Workshops for Community College Faculty

WASHINGTON
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced the creation of five “Landmarks of American History” community college faculty workshops to be held this summer at historic and cultural sites across the United States.

This program of residence-based, weeklong workshops will bring groups of 25 community college faculty from around the nation together with eminent historians for a week of intensive study of the history and literature    associated with each historic site. Approximately 250 community college faculty will participate this summer in the Landmarks workshops.

NEH Chairman Bruce Cole announced the new grants during a speech to the Community College National Legislative Summit in Washington.

“Community colleges provide the gateway to higher education and the liberal arts for hundreds of thousands of students each year,” says Cole. “NEH is proud to fund this new program that will enable their faculty to study key moments in our nation’s history at the places where they happened and then bring an enriched vision to their colleges and classrooms.”

Community college faculty from across the United States will participate in these academically rigorous workshops; faculty selected to participate will receive a stipend of $500 each to help defray their transportation, books and living expenses.

NEH established the “Landmarks of American History” grant program as part of the Endowment’s “We the People” initiative to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study and understanding of American history and culture.

Community college faculty may apply by March 15, 2005, to a maximum of two workshops. Teachers who wish to apply for the  workshops can find detailed application information on NEH’s Web site <www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-college.html>. 



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