Liberal Arts Advocacy

 

Current media championing the liberal arts and sciences

• CURRENT EVENTS

• GUIDES

• TOOLKITS

• PODCASTS

• ARTICLES

• VIDEOS

 

CURRENT EVENTS

cossa social science advocacy day, march 30-31, 2020

Save the Date for Social Science Advocacy Day 2020, which will take place in Washington, DC on March 30 & 31, 2020!
Details will be posted here as they become available: https://www.cossa.org/event/2020-advocacy-day/

Preliminary Schedule
Monday, March 30, 2020 | 750 1st St NE
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Registration
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Keynote/Kickoff Speaker & Advocacy Training
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Celebration of Social Science Rooftop Reception

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
8:00 am – 9:00 am  Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am  Final Preparation for Capitol Hill Meetings
10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Congressional Meetings

Hotel Information
We are pleased to offer Advocacy Day participants a special block rate of $276 per night for the nights of March 29-31 at the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol (1225 First Street, NE), a nine-minute walk from our Advocacy Day training location and home base. Use this link when booking or book by phone using the group code C3 or Consortium of Social Science Associations.

Sponsor Advocacy Day
Sponsors help COSSA to defray the costs of our Advocacy Day, while providing organizations with additional visibility among colleagues in the social and behavioral science and higher education communities. COSSA is offering a variety of sponsorship packages this year, including the ability to get up to two free Advocacy Day registrations as well as the option to sponsor specific items and events, such as a our evening reception or our popular “I ❤ Social Science” giveaways. Check out our 2020 sponsorship opportunities.
 

Advocacy makes a difference

June 26, 2019
National Endowment for the Humanties (NEH) funding bill passed in the House.
 

Humanities advocacy day success


March 29, 2019
Nearly 200 humanities advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. to make the case for federally-funded humanities programs on Capitol Hill and it worked!
 

Social Science Policy NewS

March 2019
COSSA’s March headlines and deep dive on the Trump Administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2020: webchat and slides


 

GUIDES

Guide to Issues in Humanities Advocacy

http://4humanities.org/guide-to-issues-in-humanities-advocacy/
An interesting website worth exploring. It’s organized into three main sections:
• Core Issues in Public Discourse on the Humanities
• Theory and Practice of Activism
• Creating a Humanities Advocacy Media Plan
 

AAC&U Webinar
Strategies for Communicating the Importance of Liberal Education

https://www.aacu.org/webinar/communicating-liberal-education
Access to a recording of the webinar requires user ID and password for AAC&U members. 
Even without access there are links to handouts and the slides from the webinar that are informative.
 

THE STATE OF THE HUMANITIES 2018:
GRADUATES
IN THE WORKFORCE AND BEYOND

January 2018: http://bit.ly/HIWorkforce2018

 

 

TOOLKITS

Study the humanities

A new website featuring qualitative and quantitative data on the value of
studying the humanities as an undergraduate: https://www.studythehumanities.org/
 

Phi Beta Kappa

http://toolkit.pbk.org  
Good talking points (although some references are out of date and one study that has been questioned based on flawed methodology). 

 

 

PODCASTS

IN DEFENSE OF THE (LIBERAL) ARTS

The NPR podcast 1A devotes this episode to asking "what's the purpose of liberal arts colleges today? Are they changing to meet the needs of a twenty-first-century student?
https://bit.ly/2w5HfBu

 

 

ARTICLES (News, Esssays, Advice, Opinions, Briefs)

Liberal Arts Is the Foundation for Professional Success
in the 21st Century

August 2017: http://bit.ly/2NvigiJ
 

EMPLOYERS RATE CAREER COMPETENCIES, NEW HIRE PROFICIENCY

December 2017: http://bit.ly/2u2DyMq
 

JOB OUTLOOk: THE ATTRIBUTES EMPLOYERS WANT TO SEE
ON NEW COLLEGE GRADUATES’ RESUMES

Updated for 2018: http://bit.ly/2NxWcE3
 

Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success

2015: http://bit.ly/2KYRE7W
 

your students learn by doing, not by listening

May 2018: https://bit.ly/2wctJit

 

what really makes a 'High-impact' practice high impact?

May 2018: https://bit.ly/2kCJ9nD

 

As the future of work looms, more universities offer
life-long learning programs

May 2018: https://bit.ly/2joUMhs
 

COLLege promise initiatives encouraged to incorporate
new strategies

April 2018: http://diverseeducation.com/article/115537/
 

3 vital ways to measure how much a university education is worth

April 2018: https://bit.ly/2w7m851


if you want your child to succeed, don't sell liberal arts short

March 2018: http://on.wsj.com/2oElupc

 

WHY NURSES NEED LIBERAL ARTS

February 2018:  GoDanRiver_BHMediaGroup

 

Microsoft's President Says Liberal Arts Majors
Are Necessary for the Future of Tech

January 2018: http://read.bi/2DxgFrm

 

The skills that Google's most valuable employees share—
and what they mean for students

January 2018: https://goo.gl/qTB1GW

 

Liberal Arts in the Data Age

August 2017: https://hbr.org/2017/07/liberal-arts-in-the-data-age

 

VIDEOS

what is a liberal arts degree & what can you do with it?

June 2015:

 

The Liberal Arts and the Making of T-Shaped People

Fellow CCAS member Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco’s TEDx Talk.

 

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