Bringing Community Back to Community Colleges 

March 24, 2023 | Bergen Community College

The New Jersey Council of the Humanities was honored to co-host the “Bringing Community Back to Community Colleges” with the New Jersey Council of County Colleges and Bergen Community College on March 24, 2023. We had a wonderful time convening in person and virtually with over 100 registered humanities faculty and professionals from New Jersey’s community colleges across the state! We’re grateful to the Bergen campus, to our faculty Advisory Committee, and to all those who joined us. 

From MLA Executive Director Paula Krebs’s inspiring keynote, which affirmed that “where the humanities are funded, they are thriving,” and breakouts on topics such as teaching controversial topics and the life of a community college department chair, to lunchtime catching-up with cherished friends and panels on pedagogical and curricular innovations in NJ’s community colleges, our day together hummed with energy. 

The connections we created are proof that the community college sector is vital to the future of the humanities.