The Association for Core Texts and Courses

"Supporting Liberal Arts Core Text Curricula Around the World"


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(Inter)National Projects
Lessons in Cherokee Courage: From the Trail of Tears to Cherokee Recovery
NEH Landmarks of American History Grant: "Wiping Away the Tears: Renewing Cherokee Culture and American History through the Cherokee Heritage Center
and the Trail of Tears"
NEH Grant - "Bridging the Gap
Between the Humanities and Sciences"
"Trends in the Liberal Arts Core" -- Institutional Effectiveness Project
Mellon Grant - Curriculum Development Project in Central Asia
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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.

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Sponsored by Yale University, the 2011 Conference takes as its theme: “The Quest for Excellence: Liberal Arts and Core Texts.” Paper and panel proposals are invited to address the ways in which Liberal Arts programs and core texts provide for excellence in undergraduate higher education. Plenary Speakers Thursday through Saturday: Howard Bloch, Director, Program of the Humanities, Yale University; John Dowling, Templeton College, Oxford University; Thomas Hibbs, Dean of the Honors College, Baylor University; Richard Kamber, ACTC President and Professor of Philosophy, College of New Jersey. Other speakers to be announced. Augustana College, Boston College, and College of the Holy Cross are co-sponsoring institutions of the Conference.

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For details regarding theme, plenary speakers, conference rates, hotel reservation, and other information, please use the link 17th Annual Conference Announcement and Registration in the left-hand sidebar. Do register and join us.

Presidential Address: "Whither Philosophy?"
Richard Kamber Elected as Third President of ACTC
ACTC and Colombian Universities Create ACTC South American Affiliate at Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar in Cartagena
ACTC and Lynchburg College Join in New Student Publication: Agora Journal Online.
ACTC: A Growing Liberal Arts Professional Association

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Institutional Contributors to ACTC
Association for Core Texts and Courses & The ACTC Liberal Arts Institute at
Saint Mary's College of California:

1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556
Ph: 925 631 8597

ACTC Temple University Office:
1114 W. Berks Street 214 Anderson Hall Intellectual Heritage Program Temple University Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090