Humanities, Arts, and Education
Throughout its history, the Academy has advocated for the humanities, arts, and
education in American society.
Today, the Academy conducts research and develops policy recommendations to strengthen
our education system, to advance the humanities in academic scholarship and in the
workforce, and to support the arts. This work also examines public perceptions of
these fields of study and their broader impact on the nation.
The Academy brings together scholars, artists, and leaders from both the public
and private sectors to consider ways to strengthen the humanities, arts, and education.
By working with colleges and universities, learned societies, libraries, state humanities
councils, museums, industry, and government, the Academy seeks to advance the humanities,
arts, and education as prerequisites for a functioning democracy.
Drawing upon expertise from national leaders to project future needs of the nation’s undergraduate education system to benefit all students
Initiating a national conversation about investment in language and international education.
Exploring strategies to preserve the strength and diversity of institutions of higher education.
Examining the importance of the humanities and social sciences to the cultural,
political, and economic well-being of the nation.
Collecting comprehensive data on the humanities in the United States – the first
and only resource of its kind.
Publishing new perspectives and continually advancing the field; the latest published
volume focuses on humanities in the twenty-first century.