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"Supporting Liberal Arts Core Text Curricula Around the World"


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ACTC Links to Liberal Arts Resources and Associations

ACTC is pleased to offer links to other liberal arts resources and associations. We believe that in promoting networking among Associations and centers interested in the liberal arts, ACTC advances learning about the liberal arts and the development of teaching in liberal arts, core text institutions throughout the world. ACTC welcomes further requests for linkages.

Association for Integrative Studies

Association of General and Liberal Studies

The Association of Graduate Liberal Studies

Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

Clemente Course in the Humanities

Council for the Administration of General and Liberal Studies
The Council was formed to provide support for the increasing number of college and university administrators that have responsibility for institutional general/liberal education programs. The Council grew out of group meetings of interested general education administrators during the annual meetings of other national higher education organizations including the Association for American Colleges and Universities, The American Association for Higher Education and the Association for General and Liberal Studies.

Great Books Foundation
The Great Books Foundation is an independent, nonprofit educational organization with a mission to help people think and share ideas. Towards this end, the Foundation offers workshops in Shared Inquiry discussion and publishes collections of classic and modern texts for both children and adults. The Great Books Foundation was established in 1947 to promote liberal education for the general public.

Humanistic Texts
A website with a wide selection of humanistic texts from many cultures. The website states, "From the writings of [our] authors, Humanistic Texts shows how people around the world gradually develop an understanding of what it is to be human. Multicultural extracts portray the wit, wisdom, and poetry of individuals as they reflect on ethics, philosophy, knowledge, and human relationships."

Internet Sacred Text Archive
A site with thousands of complete texts from the world’s major religions, ancient classical works, and Native American cultures. The site indicates that it is supported through buying its cd/dvd copies of what it offers on site.

Liberty Fund, Online Library of Liberty
The Liberty Fund website is a useful resource for great books/texts:
A new feature of the website allows anybody (scholars, teachers, or members of the public) to create their own annotated reading lists of our online material and to post them on the OLL website for them and others to use. You can see an example of a reading list we have created on a selection of the great books here

The National Association of Scholars

The National Council of Instructional Administrators

National Collegiate Honors Council

National Endowment for the Humanities

U.S. Department of Education Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education

U.S. Department of Education International Research and Studies Program

Villanova Center for Liberal Education

Association for Core Texts and Courses & The ACTC Liberal Arts Institute at
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Ph: 925 631 8597

ACTC Temple University Office:
1114 W. Berks Street 214 Anderson Hall Intellectual Heritage Program Temple University Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090