Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Humanities Resource Center Online: Humanities Enjoy Strong Student Demand but Declining Conditions for Faculty.
The humanities continue to play a core role in higher education and student interest is strong, but to meet the demand, four-year colleges and universities are increasingly relying on a part-time, untenured workforce. Those are among the findings from the Humanities Departmental Survey, conducted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a consortium of disciplinary associations. The survey includes data collected from English, foreign language, history, history of science, art history, linguistics, and religion departments at approximately 1,400 colleges and universities. It is the first comprehensive survey to provide general cross-disciplinary data on humanities departments. . . . The full results are available on the Academy’s Humanities Resource Center Online at http://www.humanitiesindicators.org/.