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Humanities Network and Consortium Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA0055.3

Dates

  • 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Historical Information

The UNCG Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) was launched in 2016. The mission at that time was stated as "to connect the university’s humanities scholars to one another and to the public, to support faculty research and interdisciplinary collaborations and to help students identify how humanities coursework leads to successful careers and public leadership."

The current (2021) mission statement: "The UNCG Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) connects the university’s humanities scholars to one another and to the public. We support faculty research and foster interdisciplinary collaborations. HNAC helps students identify how humanities coursework translates into successful personal careers and public leadership. And we share our work in wider contexts to support and improve our communities. Together our programs demonstrate how the humanities plays a crucial role in shaping and making meaning of our common lives."

HNAC implements this mission with a three-pronged approach: "First, it offers support for humanities faculty, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations as well as individual projects. Second, through its career initiatives, it communicates with students and parents about how a humanities education promotes creative thinking, fosters career readiness and public leadership, and develops informed and critical citizens. Finally, it promotes public engagement, connecting humanities faculty to community groups and institutions outside the university."

Extent

0.20 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Method of Acquisition

Periodically transferred from the Consortium.

Offensive Language Statement

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Title
Humanities Network and Consortium Records
Author
Scott Hinshaw
Date
2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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