Community College Humanities Association (Pacific-Western Division)
& Washington Community College Humanities Association
in partnership present
Humanities: The Heart of the Matter
A Joint Conference
Thursday-Saturday, October 16-18, 2014
The Hotel 1000, Seattle, Washington
1000 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Central Oregon Community College (OR)
North Seattle Community College (WA)
Portland Community College (OR)
Green River Community College (WA)
Call for Proposals
October 16-18, 2014
2014 Conference Theme:
The "Heart of the Matter" report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences* calls for
humanities and social science educators to make a clearer, stronger case for the value of a broad
education in areas that develop the "long-term qualities of the mind" and human empathy.
In the current political and educational context that emphasizes the importance of STEM fields
for global competitiveness, the "Heart of the Matter" report calls educators students, parents,
and all stakeholders to recognize the Humanities and Social Sciences as equally valuable and
necessary for long term global success. This conference challenges educators to engage in a
vigorous examination of how best to communicate the broad usefulness of social, cultural,
intellectual, and creative capacities the Humanities develop.
The CCHA Pacific-Western Division and WCCHA Program Committee welcome proposals on
the 2014 conference theme, “Humanities: The Heart of the Matter.” Please address one of the
questions below or any topic that the theme inspires. Creative workshops and displays are also
How can community-college teachers help students apply their Humanities education to
the “real world” and the workplace?
What unique opportunities do community colleges have to contribute to the effort to
communicate the value of the Humanities on a local or national scale?
What is the value of the arts within a culture? In what ways are the arts essential for a
culture to remain vital?
How do the values taught in Humanities courses enrich and facilitate global citizenship?
Presentations on other questions, issues, and projects in the Humanities that correlate with the
Conference theme are also encouraged. Possibilities might include, but need not be limited to:
NEH/CCHA Institute and Workshop Experiences
New scholarship in the Disciplines and in the Classroom
Creative Arts as Healing Arts
Call for Proposals available at www.ccha-assoc.org – Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014
October 16-18, 2014
Music Director of Lake Union Civic Orchestra
Music Director of Sinfonietta, Tacoma
Speaking Thursday, October 16, @ Champngne
Author of over 20 books of poetry
Professor Emeritus (Flannery O’Connor Professor of
Letters) at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.
Speaking Friday, October 17, Luncheon
Executive Director, Seattle’s
Northwest African American Museum
Speaking Saturday, October 18, Luncheon
Thursday, 10/16: champagne reception and Christophe Chagnard
Friday, 10/17: Poetry readings and a (see program schedule for time and location).
Saturday, 10/18: Docent-guided tour of Seattle’s African American History Museum (see program
schedule for time and location).
Attractions within Walking Distance of the Hotel: Seattle Space Needle, Experience Music
Project, Waterfront and Ferries, Seattle Underground Tour, International District, Seattle Great
Wheel, Seattle Aquarium, and Seattle Art Museum.
Conference Accommodations: Hotel 1000: 1000 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98104
This year’s conference will be held at The Hotel 1000 Seattle’s premier luxury hotel destination.
The staff at Hotel 1000 have abolished the predictable, rethought every detail, including room
bathtubs that are works of art. Find unexpected pleasures around every corner at Hotel 1000, the
premier hotel experience of the West Coast, in the heart of downtown Seattle.
Reservations may be made by contacting Hotel 1000’s central reservation number at 877.318.1088
and ask for the CCHA conference rate of $175.00 (single or double occupancy) per night plus tax,
available until September 25, 2014.
Guidelines for Proposals
All presenters and moderators must be CCHA and/or WCCHA members and must register for the
conference. Membership may be initiated or renewed at www.ccha-assoc.org or at www.wccha.org
Submission Form (include information for each presenter):
Name: _______________________________ Position: _______________________
Institution’s Address: _____________________________________________________
City: ____________________ State: ___________
Phone Number: ____________________
Email Address: ___________________
Home Address: __________________________________________________________
Individual Presentation ?
20 minutes per presenter.
Program Committee will
Group Presentation ?
(including student panels)
Three or more presenters, 20
minutes per presenter.
The first applicant will be
listed as moderator.
Volunteer to moderate a
session at the conference.
Presentation Title (limit 9 words):____________________________________________
Describe your proposal in approximately 250-300 words. Attach a separate sheet or submit by
email as a Word document.
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014
Send by email attachment (Word Document) to [email protected] or [email protected]
Send by mail to the 2014 Program Co-Chair:
Professor Tina Redd, CCHA Program Chair
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
National Office Information:
Community College Humanities Association
Executive Director: David Berry, Essex County College (NJ)
Phone: 973-877-3577 Website: www.ccha-assoc.org
The Community College Humanities Association (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. The organization has five regional
divisions, including the Pacific-Western Division, which will meet in Portland this year. For more
information and to initiate or renew membership, see www.ccha-assoc.org.
The Washington Community Colleges Humanities Association exists to promote effective,
inventive, and vital Humanities instruction by Washington state community college instructors.
WCCHA strives to provide professional support and personal renewal through the context of
dialogues, presentations, and other exchanges that emphasize essential and life-sustaining
values. To sustain these endeavors, WCCHA strives to provide active support for Humanities
instruction throughout the Washington Community College System; address the needs for
collegiality, creativity, and pedagogy among Humanities faculty on a statewide basis; maintain
a forum for the examination of the role, purpose, and value the Humanities provide in academic
and professional settings. You may verify your institutional membership at www.wccha.org