Click below to download the documents from the Nov 26 meeting on the Representation of the Humanities to Undergraduates.
The Duke Chronicle Editorial Board recommends Yale’s Directed Studies model to encourage freshman in the humanities and revitalize the humanities at Duke.
Nominations are being accepted for the next Duke Summer Reading selection: http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/new-students.
Duke Student Affairs explains, “A summer reading selection is designed to create a common touchpoint for incoming students. A copy of the selected book will be sent to all first-year students at the beginning of July….The book is used as a part of the orientation welcome week activities, which will include small group discussions and a visit from the author.”
The New York Times Magazine reports on an innovative career-counseling program at Wake Forest that offers comfort and encouragement for the humanities major.
John Drabinksi, of Amherst College, has a blog post on New APPS about the faculty-driven decision to offer free access to Amherst resources but turn down MOOCS. Read it here.
Stanley Fish contributes analysis of Derek Bok’s “Higher Education in America” in the NY Times Opinionator.
On Tuesday, November 5th, 4-6 pm, in the FHI Conference Room, Smith Warehouse Bay 4, we would like to gather those of us who run small centers or are holding non-departmental symposia and
conferences, etc., and who have encountered difficulties in recent
years. These difficulties may include having been told that funding will be
forthcoming only if faculty agree to participate in an administrative
initiative requiring surplus bureaucracy, non-intellectual criteria
for participants, and so forth. Given that a number of us have run into
the same roadblocks in seeking support for our research projects, we
thought we might meet and try to develop some strategies for dealing with