The National Endowment for the Humanities supports tuition-free summer programs for community college faculty. There is also a series for K-12 teachers. Friends who have taken these workshops recommend them enthusiastically. You can follow NEH Education on Twitter.
NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for Community College Faculty. Application Deadline: March 1, 2011
NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops are tuition-free summer programs for community college faculty. These one-week projects take place at sites of historical or cultural significance across the nation. Participants receive stipends to help cover travel and living expenses.
The ten workshops for 2011 are:
- Concord, Massachusetts: Transcendentalism and Social Action in Antebellum America
- Thomas Jefferson: Legacies and Landmarks
- African-American History and Culture in the Georgia Lowcountry: Savannah and the Coastal Islands, 1750-1950
- Landmarks of American Democracy: From Freedom Summer to the Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike
- Revolution to Republic: Philadelphia's Place in Early America
- Passages: Community Memory and Landmarks of Migration in Cleveland
- Black Mountain College: An Artistic and Educational Legacy
- Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town
- The American Lyceum and Public Culture: The Rhetoric of Idealism, Opportunity, and Abolition
- Shipwrecks and Maritime Landscapes of the Great Lakes
More information about Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Community College Faculty is available on the NEH website at www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-college.html.
NEH also sponsors Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers at sites across the country and abroad. Community college faculty members are eligible to participate in these two- to six-week projects. The list of NEH Seminars and Institutes for 2011, along with eligibility requirements and contact information for the directors, is available on the NEH website at www.neh.gov/projects/si-university.html.