Tag: Humanities

Chronicle of Higher Education


False Perceptions About the Humanities

December 12, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Many people have false perceptions about the humanities, writes Aaron Hanlon, assistant professor of English at Colby College. In a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Hanlon highlights the four main misperceptions that individuals have regarding scholarship and teaching in humanistic fields. The list of misinformed opinions includes: “The humanities are noncognitive,” or […]

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MLA Grants for Course Development

June 16, 2018 | Beth Fisher

Announcements / Resources for Teaching

The Modern Language Association (MLA) has announced that it will award five $3000.00 grants for the development of courses or other educational opportunities that increase student engagement in the humanities. The deadline for grant proposals is September 3, 2018. The MLA is specifically interested in proposals for “courses that are interdisciplinary, that include the digital […]

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