What is the Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP?

The Humanities Collaborative is a joint initiative between El Paso Community College (EPCC) and The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). It seeks to strengthen the path of humanities graduates at EPCC with increased academic, professional, and research opportunities as they transition to the four-year humanities track at UTEP.

How Can The Humanities Collaborative Help Me?

Through paid research fellowships and internships, EPCC and UTEP undergraduate and master's humanities students work with faculty fellows and non-profit institutions on research projects that will eventually grow into public programming that benefits the community at large, building beneficial skills and work experience in the process.

Examples of research projects that can grow into public programming may include a series of public presentations of horror novels and film based on research on Gothic literature, or even a traveling exhibit about indigenous cultures in the Southwest.

Are There Opportunities for Doctoral Students?

Yes! The Collaborative also features a program that pairs up UTEP humanities doctoral students with El Paso Community College instructors to learn techniques for teaching humanities courses to community college students.

Opportunities for Students

Can Interested Humanities Faculty Apply to Participate in The Collaborative?

Yes! The Humanities Collaborative invites interested humanities faculty to apply to The Collaborative with a research proposal. Proposals are accepted in the fall semester preceding each academic year.

Opportunities for Faculty