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ASA Committee on Programs and Centers seeking 2 additional panelists for ASA 2013 workshop: Strategies and Resources for Financial Survival in an Age of Austerity
Networking Breakfast for all American Studies Program and Center Directors, Chairs & Coordinators: FRIDAY Nov. 16, 8:00—9:45. Register here Directors Networking Breakfast
This event, sponsored by the Committee on Programs and Centers, is an opportunity to meet colleagues from US and non-US institutions and share ideas, strategies and advice regarding the development and administration of American Studies programs at the BA, MA and Ph.D. level.
We invite all program/center directors, heads and coordinators who are tasked with growing, strengthening, revising or reinvigorating our constituent and affiliated programs.
In addition, committee members will showcase some new web resources, share their plan for the coming year, and survey attendees about the needs of directors and the health of American Studies programs. The breakfast will immediately be followed by a committee-sponsored workshop at 10:00am “Revising and Developing American Studies Curricula/Programs in the Twenty First Century.”
Our sponsored Poster Session “Best Course Ever: Dynamic and Engaged Undergraduate American Studies Courses” will be at 8:00am on Saturday, Nov. 17.
INFORMAL NETWORKING EVENT: Saturday, Nov. 17th, 8:00pm-11:55pm
The American Studies Programs and Centers Committee has organized an informal network and social gathering. This will be a casual evening of drinks and dancing on Saturday, (pay your way). Meet at Caribe Hilton lobby bar at 8pm followed by 9pm departure for Salsa dancing in Old San Juan.
We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to join the “community” on our webpage. This will give you access to the email list of the 40 or so other directors and ASA members who are interested in sharing strategies and ideas. On the new resource section of our website http://www.theasa.net/committee_programs_centers/page/MAIN/ you will find a community-developed collection of materials on classes, program design, assessment materials and practical advice for Directors, Coordinators, Faculty and anyone interested in how to run, develop, assess and teach in an American Studies program.
We look forward to meeting, networking and idea sharing with you in San Juan!
Liz Duclos-Orsello and Lorraine Morales Cox, Co-Chairs, Committee on Programs and Centers.
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants of up to $25,000 to support the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.
This course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.
Courses may be developed by up to four faculty members from any department or discipline in the humanities or outside the humanities (e.g. cosmology, economics, law, mathematics, medicine, psychology), provided humanities sources are central to the course.
The application deadline is September 13, 2012.
For more information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions
I’m writing on behalf of the American Studies Graduate Program at Rutgers University’s Newark campus—a relatively new program that is not, to our knowledge, currently listed in the ASA’s directory of graduate programs around the country.
I would appreciate it if we could be added to the list and thank you for your time. Do let me know if you have any questions.
Greetings: I am interesting in learning more about the arguments for and against having “departmental” v. “programatic” status for American Studies. Can you point me to any discussion threads/links/individuals knowledgeable about these issues? Many thanks, Bob Rydell