The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that Rose State College is a recipient of a competitive grant totaling nearly $100,000.
The grant will fund a two-and-a-half-year partnership in which Rose State will share academic resources, scholars and expertise with Mid-Del Schools in order to enhance humanities curriculum and strengthen humanities learning for underserved high school students. The partnership will include a visiting professor program to collaborate with high school teachers on curriculum and provide classroom lectures, a shared labs program for Rose State faculty to assist high school students during their open periods and establishment of academic clubs in the high schools as an extension of Rose State’s humanities program, including facilitating travel for participants to nearby cultural sites and events.
“I am thrilled that Rose State College will receive funding to bring the humanities alive in area high schools,” said Congressman Tom Cole. “The forthcoming collaboration with Mid-Del Schools will not only improve classroom learning for students, but it will surely set more students up for success and scholarship in higher education. I commend Rose State for initiating this partnership. This indeed has the potential to change the lives of many for generations to come.”
“The Rose State Humanities Division faculty are the driving force behind this grant,” said Rose State Humanities Dean Toni Castillo. “Our professors’ commitment to the community is powerful, as is their passion for the humanities. Working alongside the dedicated teachers at Del City and Midwest City high schools, we will create a superb learning environment rivaling any other in the nation.”