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
2014 Conference Theme: Liberal Arts and Core Texts in Our Students’ World
Pepperdine University, Seaver College, the Great Books Colloquim
and Co-sponsored by
Concordia University, Irvine and Fresno Pacific University
April 10-13, 2014 at the LAX (Los Angeles) Hilton
Plenary Speakers Thursday through Saturday to be announced shortly. Sunday, Business Meeting, open to all.
Links and further details regarding theme, paper and panel proposals, conference rates, hotel reservation, and other information will be posted very soon. When posted, please use the link 20th 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.