Resources

Organizations

Columbia Scholastic Press Association
CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.

Community College Humanities Association
The CCHA, founded in 1979, is the only national organization of its kind for humanities faculty and administrators in two-year colleges. It is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the humanities in two-year colleges. Offers Distinguished Humanities Educator Award and an annual literary magazine competition.

Michigan Community College Association
The MCCA is a network-centric organization with entrepreneurial centers of excellence (Center for Student Success, Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative, Michigan New Jobs Training Program, and a new Center for Global Initiatives) that are bee-hived around the ‘hub’, the core of the MCCA, that is focused on legislative and public advocacy.

Recent Articles

Advancing the Civic Mission of Universities in Challenging Times
By Fernando Reimers
Huffington Post; August 31, 2017

Why We Need the Liberal Arts Now More Than Ever
By Clayton Rose
Time; August 30, 2017

Why Republicans Don’t Trust Higher Ed
By Scott Jaschik
Inside Higher Ed, August 17, 2017

The Importance of Liberal Arts In The AI Economy
By Vala Afshar, Contributor Chief Digital Evangelist, Salesforce
Huffington Post; August 2, 2017

The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts
By George Anders
The Atlantic; August 1, 2017

Liberal Arts Education Propels Alum’s Journey From Spanish Major to Tech Firm President
By Whitney Bak
Bethel University; July 24, 2017

Liberal Arts Majors in the Data Age
By JM Olejarz
Harvard Business Review; July-August 2017

Recent Books

Cents and Sensibility:: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities
By Gary Saul Morson & Morton Schapiro

Economists often act as if their methods explain all human behavior. But in Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities, especially the study of literature, offer economists ways to make their models more realistic, their predictions more accurate, and their policies more effective and just.

The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World
By Scott Hartley

A contrarian perspective from a leading venture capitalist who contends that the future of advanced technological breakthroughs will come from college graduates who majored in the social sciences and humanities (the Fuzzies) as opposed to the more hardcore science concentrators (the Techies). Based on the author’s extensive experience in evaluating and funding start-up companies, the book will feature dozens of timely case studies that will prove his point and will also be of great reassurance to liberal arts majors.

A Practical Education: Why Liberal Arts Majors Make Great Employees
By Randall Stross

A Practical Education investigates the real-world experiences of graduates with humanities majors, the majors that would seem the least employable in Silicon Valley’s engineering-centric workplaces. Drawing on the experiences of Stanford University graduates and using the students’ own accounts of their education, job searches, and first work experiences, Randall Stross provides heartening demonstrations of how multi-capable liberal arts graduates are. When given a first opportunity, these majors thrive in work roles that no one would have predicted.

Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm
By Christian Madsbjerg

Based on his work at some of the world’s largest companies, including Ford, Adidas, and Chanel, Christian Madsbjerg’s Sensemaking is a provocative stand against the tyranny of big data and scientism, and an urgent, overdue defense of human intelligence.

You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Educaion
By George Anders

You Can Do Anything explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education – and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week.