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1 Community College Humanities Association (Pacific-Western Division) & Washington Community College Humanities Association in partnership present Humanities: The Heart of the Matter A Joint Conference Thursday-Saturday, October 16-18, 2014 The Hotel 1000, Seattle, Washington 1000 First Avenue, Seattle, WA Sponsoring Colleges: Central Oregon Community College (OR) North Seattle Community College (WA) Portland Community College (OR) Green River Community College (WA) Call for Proposals

2 October 16-18, 2014 Seattle, Washington 2014 Conference Theme: 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. * The CCHA Pacific-Western Division and WCCHA Program Committee welcome proposals on the 2014 conference theme, Humanities: The Heart of the Matter. Please address one of the questions below or any topic that the theme inspires. Creative workshops and displays are also encouraged.? How can community-college teachers help students apply their Humanities education to the real world and the workplace?? What unique opportunities do community colleges have to contribute to the effort to communicate the value of the Humanities on a local or national scale?? What is the value of the arts within a culture? In what ways are the arts essential for a culture to remain vital?? How do the values taught in Humanities courses enrich and facilitate global citizenship? Presentations on other questions, issues, and projects in the Humanities that correlate with the Conference theme are also encouraged. Possibilities might include, but need not be limited to: Public Humanities Digital Humanities STEM Partnerships NEH/CCHA Institute and Workshop Experiences New scholarship in the Disciplines and in the Classroom Creative Arts as Healing Arts Call for Proposals available at Submission Deadline: April 30,

3 Guest Speakers October 16-18, 2014 Seattle, Washington Christophe Chagnard Music Director of Lake Union Civic Orchestra Music Director of Sinfonietta, Tacoma Speaking Thursday, October Champngne Reception Marvin Bell Author of over 20 books of poetry Professor Emeritus (Flannery O Connor Professor of Letters) at the Iowa Writer s Workshop. Speaking Friday, October 17, Luncheon Rosanna Sharpe Executive Director, Seattle s Northwest African American Museum Speaking Saturday, October 18, Luncheon 3

4 Special Events: Thursday, 10/16: champagne reception and Christophe Chagnard Friday, 10/17: Poetry readings and a (see program schedule for time and location). Saturday, 10/18: Docent-guided tour of Seattle s African American History Museum (see program schedule for time and location). Attractions within Walking Distance of the Hotel: Seattle Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Waterfront and Ferries, Seattle Underground Tour, International District, Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle Aquarium, and Seattle Art Museum. Conference Accommodations: Hotel 1000: 1000 First Ave. Seattle, WA This year s conference will be held at The Hotel 1000 Seattle s premier luxury hotel destination. The staff at Hotel 1000 have abolished the predictable, rethought every detail, including room bathtubs that are works of art. Find unexpected pleasures around every corner at Hotel 1000, the premier hotel experience of the West Coast, in the heart of downtown Seattle. Reservations may be made by contacting Hotel 1000 s central reservation number at and ask for the CCHA conference rate of $ (single or double occupancy) per night plus tax, available until September 25,

5 Website: Guidelines for Proposals All presenters and moderators must be CCHA and/or WCCHA members and must register for the conference. Membership may be initiated or renewed at or at Submission Form (include information for each presenter): Name: Position: Institution: Institution s Address: City: State: Phone Number: Zip: Address: Home Address: Option A: Individual Presentation 20 minutes per presenter. Program Committee will compose panels. Option B: Group Presentation (including student panels) Three or more presenters, 20 minutes per presenter. The first applicant will be listed as moderator. Option C: Moderator Volunteer to moderate a session at the conference. Presentation Title (limit 9 words): Describe your proposal in approximately words. Attach a separate sheet or submit by as a Word document. Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014 Send by attachment (Word Document) to or OR Send by mail to the 2014 Program Co-Chair: Professor Tina Redd, CCHA Program Chair Central Oregon Community College 2600 NW College Way Bend, OR National Office Information: Community College Humanities Association Executive Director: David Berry, Essex County College (NJ) Phone: Website: 5

6 About CCHA The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), founded in 1979, is the only national organization of its kind for humanities faculty and administrators in two-year colleges. It is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the humanities in two-year colleges. The organization has five regional divisions, including the Pacific-Western Division, which will meet in Portland this year. For more information and to initiate or renew membership, see About WCCHA The Washington Community Colleges Humanities Association exists to promote effective, inventive, and vital Humanities instruction by Washington state community college instructors. WCCHA strives to provide professional support and personal renewal through the context of dialogues, presentations, and other exchanges that emphasize essential and life-sustaining values. To sustain these endeavors, WCCHA strives to provide active support for Humanities instruction throughout the Washington Community College System; address the needs for collegiality, creativity, and pedagogy among Humanities faculty on a statewide basis; maintain a forum for the examination of the role, purpose, and value the Humanities provide in academic and professional settings. You may verify your institutional membership at 6

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