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Continuing Education

Humanities Department

Department Contact:

Dr. Gerald Stacy

Humanities Department Website

Course Offerings


  1. Qualifications to teach

    1. New lecturers must have a master's degree in Humanities or equivalent credentials to teach Cornerstone courses.
    2. New lecturers must be approved by the Humanities department chair and the academic dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.
    3. Policies for Approval of Lecturers
    4. Application for Lecturers
  2. On-going Professional Development Requirements

    • Orientation:

      Upon approval, the department liaison will provide orientation and teaching materials currently used in the course to instructors through site visits, electronic communication or on campus visit. As part of the orientation, CWU Cornerstone teachers will be provided a syllabus and an overview of the teaching materials currently used in the course(s). Appropriate textbook choices, syllabus criteria, appropriate activities and facilitation strategies will be covered.

    • Professional Development:

      Once a year CWU Cornerstone instructors will visit CWU to observe a class and meet with the department chair. Specific topics to be covered will be Herodotus Histories and Thucydides Peloponnesian wars along with Art of ancient Greece and Rome. These visits will also provide an opportunity to discuss department or course specific goals and objectives, problem solve for challenges that may occur, review assignments for consistency of grading and student expectations, and review Student Evaluations of Instruction (SEOI's) with the chair. In addition, CWU Cornerstone high school faculty may contact the chair or introductory faculty via e-mail or telephone during the academic year if questions or concerns arise. Site visit to high school by department liaison.

*This ongoing interaction is intended to build collegiality and ensure consistency of instructions between CWU faculty that teach on campus and those who teach through the CWU Cornerstone program.