Fall 2014 WCCHA Newsletter

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This year the WCCHA and the Pacific-Western division of CCHA co-hosted a conference in Seattle at the Hotel 1000,  October 16, 17, 18. Keynoters included Marvin Bell, poet; Christophe Chagnard, music director; and Rosanna Sharpe, museum director.

WCCHA especially encourages Washington faculty to take advantage of this conference opportunity to present their good works and/or simply attend. All this and more are yours with the click of a button.

 

Washington Community College Humanities Association 2014 WCCHA & CCHA Co-Conference October 16-18, 2014

hss_report-3The Washington Community College Humanities Association (WCCHA) and the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) Pacific-Western Division Program Committee held their 2014 joint conference Humanities: The Heart of the Matter” this past October 16-18, 2014 at The Hotel 1000 in Seattle, Washington.The “Heart of the Matter” report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences calls for humanities and social science educators to make a clearer, stronger case for the value of a broad education in areas that develop the “long-term qualities of the mind” and human empathy.

In the current political and educational context that emphasizes the importance of STEM fields for global competitiveness, the “Heart of the Matter” report calls educators, students, parents, and all stakeholders to recognize the Humanities and Social Sciences as equally valuable and necessary for long term global success. This conference challenges educators to engage in a vigorous examination of how best to communicate the broad usefulness of social, cultural, intellectual, and creative capacities the Humanities develop. Continue reading Washington Community College Humanities Association 2014 WCCHA & CCHA Co-Conference October 16-18, 2014