Distinguished Cohort of Periclean Delegates Announced for Teagle-Funded "Transformative Texts" Initiative
Building on our Periclean campuses’ commitments to liberal arts education, civic engagement, and the humanities, Project Pericles is launching a new initiative: “Building Transformative Texts in Civic Education” supported by The Teagle Foundation and The Eugene M. Lang Foundation.
The project includes two convenings bringing together Periclean delegates to discuss the relevance of “transformative texts”—texts that give students the analytical tools and historical awareness to interrogate themselves, culture, and society—in civic education and the curriculum.
Project Pericles is pleased to announce that we have selected the delegates that will be participating in this exciting project: a distinguished cohort of 28 colleagues representing 18 Periclean institutions from across the nation.
Delegates were nominated by Presidents and Provosts to represent their campuses. Delegates are deans, department chairs, and professors and hail from a range of disciplines across the liberal arts, particularly the humanities including: Art History, Dance, English, History, Philosophy, Religion, Theatre, Women’s and Gender Studies, and World Languages.
The full delegate list can be viewed here.
More about the “Building Transformative Texts in Civic Education” Convenings: Higher education plays a critical role in ensuring our society has empathetic, culturally competent, and socially responsible leaders. In particular, the humanities play an important role in students’ education by challenging students to grapple with society’s enduring questions about culture, diversity, ethics, and sustainability, among others. These ideas and skills are critical for graduating students to be leaders in their chosen vocations and as future civic leaders. This new initiative, “Building Transformative Texts in Civic Education," builds on these ideas.
The convenings are a unique opportunity for Periclean delegates to learn from experts in the Teagle network about the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program, strategies for utilizing transformative texts, share relevant work being done on our campuses, collaborate with fellow Periclean colleagues, and explore strategies to reinforce the links between the humanities, transformative texts, and civic education within the curriculum. The first convening will be virtual and take place in October. This project is part of Teagle’s “Cornerstone: Learning for Living” initiative.