Bridging Humanities Across Disciplines

“Bridging Humanities Across Disciplines" is a conference convened by the University of San Francisco and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. We seek to provide a space and encourage dialogue around of the teaching and study of humanities across disciplines and pathways to support transfer students' successful completion at four-year colleges. Registration for the conference is free and open to faculty, staff, and administrators in secondary and higher education, We also encourage CCUP Mellon grantees to attend and participate in the conference!

Conference on Bridging Humanities Across Disciplines


When: Thursday – Friday, October 24 and 25, 2019

  • Thu., October 24: 12 – 6:30 p.m. with lunch and reception
  • Fri., October 25: 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. with breakfast and lunch provided

Location: San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco 
McLaren Conference Center
2130 Fulton St. 
San Francisco, CA 94117

Accommodations and local events: More information will be available soon! Be sure to check back often for updates. 


 

About the Conference

One little conference for three big ideas:

  • Support the study of Humanities across disciplines in higher education
  • Support the transfer of community college students to 4 year universities for degree completion
  • Provide a space for Mellon grantees to discuss how to best fulfill the mission of Community College grants

Thus this conference is designed with those needs in mind and aims to start, continue, and grow conversations about strategies, pitfalls, best practices and more! The conference will provide an opportunity to explore how the humanities are taught across disciplines in higher ed. We are inviting proposals that include innovative practices and programs for incorporating the Humanities across disciplines and for supporting the transfer of community college students to 4 year colleges. In addition, we invite other Mellon grantees to sign up for our interactive roundtable sessions that are meant to help support one another in meeting the mission of our grants!

The conference will include keynote addresses and interactive workshops in which participants will learn and share their experiences with, approaches to, and ideas about the following topics:

  • Innovative Pedagogies: Interdisciplinary Pedagogy and Curricula in the Humanities
  • Transfer and Continuity: Pathways between Community and Four-Year Colleges
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Learning and Life Circumstances of the “New Majority” College Student

Call for Proposals

We invite workshop proposals from faculty, staff, and administrators from community colleges and four-year colleges to address one or more of the following topics:

  • Innovative Pedagogies: Interdisciplinary Pedagogy and Curricula in the Humanities
  • Transfer and Continuity: Pathways between Community and Four-year Colleges
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Learning and Life Circumstances of the “New Majority” College Student

About the Mellon Scholar Program and Collaborations

With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Mellon Scholars program allows transfer students from the Foothill-De Anza Community College District to earn a four-year degree in the humanities at the University of San Francisco. The Mellon Scholar program responds to a growing need for professionals who are skilled in innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving. Studying the humanities is a powerful way to develop these abilities. By examining the records of human experience — including the visual arts, literature, film, and philosophy — students develop a lifelong practice of inquiry that fosters deep knowledge and wisdom about the past and present, and guides them in imagining the future.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

University of San Francisco

Foothill De Anza Community College District