- 19th Annual Conference Announcement and Registration
- Research University and Liberal Arts College Conference, June 9-11, 2013
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- ACTC Oxford Abroad Program
- Previous Annual Conference Agendas
- Assessment Project
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Welcome to ACTC
The Association for Core Texts and Courses supports individuals, provides fora, and develops initiatives that advance and strengthen the integrated and common study of world classics and texts of major cultural significance. ACTC welcomes faculty and administrators dedicated to building sound liberal education.
ACTC is an international, professional association that seeks to advance liberal education in institutions by developing and promoting successful general, liberal education programs (and other programs) which integrate core text courses with the most advanced developments in administration, curriculum, student support services, faculty support, and general education assessment and review.
Questions about ACTC conferences or activities? Call us at (925) 631 8597 or write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Conference Theme: Re-Thinking the Liberal Arts Through Core Texts: Science, Poetry, Philosophy and History
The College of the Humanities, Carleton University
and Co-sponsored by
University of King’s College
April 25-28, 2013
The Chateau Cartier, Gatineau-Ottawa, CANADA
Plenary Speakers Thursday through Saturday: John Churchill, Secretary, Phi Beta Kappa; Ravi Ravindra, Dalhousie University; Norma Thompson, Yale University; Richard Kamber, President, ACTC. Others to be announced shortly. Sunday, Business Meeting, open to all.
For details regarding theme, paper and panel proposals, conference rates, hotel reservation, and other information, please use the link 19th Annual Conference Announcement and Registration link in the left-hand sidebar. Do register and join us.
ACTC Conferences may be the most stimulating conference you attend all year – at least that is what repeated surveys of conference attendees tell us.
What makes ACTC conferences so intellectually satisfying? Perhaps it is because ACTC really is an interdisciplinary organization. Humanists, artists, social scientists, and scientists, sharing a common concern with excellent liberal education, meet together on panels to discuss ideas, texts, pedagogy, and administration of core text programs.
Or, maybe it is the texts and ideas that capture faculty and administrator interests. What are just a few of the authors or works that we have discussed in panel sessions in recent years? These include: Achebe, Aristotle, Aquinas, Augustine, Austen, the Bayeux Tapestry, Bhagavad Gita, Black Elk, Confucius, Douglass, Dylan, Ellison, Euclid, Dante, DuBois, Galileo, the Gospel of John, Homer, Jefferson, Lady Hyegyong, Lady Murasaki, Lao-Tse, Melville, Mencius, Mendel, Morrison, Mozart, Newton, Nietzsche, The Pentateuch, Picasso, Plato, Shakespeare, Sophocles, Thucydides, and Teresa of Avila, Watson and Crick, and Woolf.