The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.
Competitive applications will demonstrate:
that the proposed curricular projects expand the role of the humanities in addressing significant and compelling topics or issues in undergraduate education at the applicant institution(s)
that these projects develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind cultivated by the humanities
that faculty and students will benefit from meaningful collaborations in teaching and learning across disciplines as a result of the project
Humanities Connections projects have four core features:
substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)
collaboration between faculty from two or more separate departments or schools at one or more institutions
experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the curricular plan
long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)
The Humanities Connections program includes two categories: Planning and Implementation.
Application available August 20, 2020
Optional Draft due August 31, 2020
Application due September 30, 2020
Project start date June 1, 2021