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Grant to help promote course redesign in humanities

Wed, 04/23/2014

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence Director Dan Bernstein and Associate Director Andrea Greenhoot have received a $215,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to promote course redesign in the humanities.

CTE will partner with teaching centers at Rockhurst, Park and Elon universities to build communities of faculty members who will create engaged learning in humanities courses. The project community will also include humanities faculty members from Indiana University and Queens University in Ontario, Canada. Over a three-year period, faculty members working on the project will document the depth of humanities students’ understanding, the ways students are engaged in learning and participants’ perceptions of engaged scholarship.

KU humanities faculty members who are interested in the project should contact Dan Bernstein at djb@ku.edu for more information.



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