Collaborative Humanities Redesign Program
- Elon University
- Park University
- Rockhurst University
Supported by a grant from the Teagle Foundation, KU partnered with three liberal arts institutions to promote and evaluate active and engaged learning in humanities courses. The leadership team created a network of 24 faculty participants across the four campuses. The group convened for all-project meetings at the beginning of each project year. The teams on each campus met 2-3 times each semester, identifying challenges and innovations to address those learning challenges. Participants also engaged across campuses through online meetings organized around shared interests, and through course portfolio review. Each participant drafted a benchmark record of a target course, applied innovations and evaluated the impact on student learning, and captured that work in a course portfolio. In the final year they worked on implementing, evaluating, and documenting a second wave of innovations. The BVA survey of teaching practices and attitudes, along with analysis of the course portfolios, are being used to track the effects of this initiative.
Work from the CHRP community was featured in a capstone conference, open to participants from any institution, June 8-10, 2017 in Kansas City: (Re)Imagining Humanities Teaching: Innovations in Course Design. Plenary speakers included BVA senior scholar, Pat Hutchings. See the CHRP website for more information and to access faculty portfolios.
Andrea Follmer Greenhoot firstname.lastname@example.org, Kansas University