Nate Sleeter and Kelly Schrum Receive NEH Funding To Host Summer Faculty Institute

Dr. Nate Sleeter, of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM), and Dr. Kelly Schrum, of the Higher Education Program (HEP), at George Mason University have been awarded funding as part of the National Endowment for the HumanitiesInstitutes for Higher Education Faculty program. This grant will facilitate an institute on the history of higher education, which is central to understanding higher education’s present and future, especially for students in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) programs who will lead our colleges and universities for decades to come. 

Project Co-Directors, Nate Sleeter and Kelly Schrum, will offer a 4-week institute, Unpacking the History of Higher Education in the United States, in summer of 2024, designed to improve history of higher education courses nationally and to deepen humanities engagement among future higher education leaders.

This institute will enable participants to engage deeply with history content and history as a discipline. Participants will explore a diverse array of topics throughout the history of higher education and create digital teaching resources. The project will result in a robust Open Educational Resource (OER) on the history of higher education designed to facilitate teaching nationwide. Sign up to receive project updates as they become available.


Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at:

The NEH’s Institutes for Higher Education Faculty program supports intensive one- to four-week projects in which sixteen to twenty-five college and university faculty members, working with scholarly experts, engage in collegial study of significant texts and topics in the humanities.


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