Transforming Curricula and Pedagogy in the Humanities, Humanistic Social Sciences, and Related Interdisciplinary Programs
With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we will pursue strategies at multiple levels to create a 21st century curriculum in the humanities and humanistic social sciences and increase faculty capacity to teach and mentor a diverse student population. Our goal is to reflect in substance and approach Bates’ long-standing, but less than fully realized, commitment to equity and inclusion as defining elements of an excellent liberal arts education The work supported by this grant is part of a larger institutional effort to build capacity within our faculty to create a culture of academic excellence that: supports all students for success; enables all students to see themselves and their aspirations in what is taught at Bates; and ensures that all students who graduate from the college are educated on issues of inclusion, cultural pluralism, diversity, power, and social justice.
The Committee and its Charge: Information about the committee membership, and a description of what it is charged to do.
Curricular Transformation Grants: The main work of the committee is to support the curricular transformation work of departments and programs through a grant program.
Curricular Transformation Grant FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the Curricular transformation Grant program.
Common Resistances: A list of commonly seen resistances heard from faculty engaging in curricular transformation related to equity and inclusion.