Taking the Pulse of the Humanities: The Federal Government Should Play a Greater Role in Tracking Humanities Indicators
Ekman, Richard, University Business
IT IS VERY GOOD NEWS THAT the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) has received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its Humanities Indicators project. Without baseline information about the state of the humanities and systematic tracking of changes over time, no informed planning is possible by liberal arts institutions and others concerned about the health of these fields. At the same time, the foundation's generous grant does not ensure the collection and publication of reliable data over time. Now is the time to address the long-term future of data collection about the humanities.
The humanities play an especially large role in the preparation of …
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Publication information: Article title: Taking the Pulse of the Humanities: The Federal Government Should Play a Greater Role in Tracking Humanities Indicators. Contributors: Ekman, Richard - Author. Magazine title: University Business. Volume: 9. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2006. Page number: 24. © 2009 Professional Media Group LLC. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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