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Another goal of the study was to determine how many faculty teach the humanities at community colleges. The survey could not provide details about the demographics and employment status of faculty (for reasons discussed above under “Background Development”), but it does supply their number for the humanities field as a whole and in four of the largest disciplines. As with students, we requested that colleges supply unduplicated counts.

Community College Faculty Teaching Humanities Courses, by Discipline, Fall 2015

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The middle bar depicts the estimated count, and the upper and lower bars depict the range of uncertainty.
* Includes: 1) survey courses entitled “Humanities”; and 2) courses coded in colleges’ information systems as humanities but not counted in the other disciplinary categories.
** The estimated value for “Any Humanities Course” is unduplicated and thus less than the sum of the values for the individual disciplines.
For the values underlying this figure, see American Academy of Arts Sciences, Humanities Indicators, “Humanities Education in Community Colleges: A Pilot Study,” https://humanitiesindicators.org/binaries/pdf/HI_Humanities_Education_in_Community_Colleges.pdf (March 2019), appendix, table 14.

Share of Community College Faculty Teaching Humanities Courses, by Discipline, Fall 2015

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The middle bar depicts the estimated proportion, and the upper and lower bars depict the range of uncertainty.
* Includes: 1) survey courses entitled “Humanities”; and 2) courses coded in colleges’ information systems as humanities but not counted in the other disciplinary categories.
** The estimated value for “Any Humanities Course” is unduplicated and thus less than the sum of the values for the individual disciplines.
For the values underlying this figure, see American Academy of Arts Sciences, Humanities Indicators, “Humanities Education in Community Colleges: A Pilot Study,” https://humanitiesindicators.org/binaries/pdf/HI_Humanities_Education_in_Community_Colleges.pdf (March 2019), appendix, tables E1, FL1, H1, P1, and OH1, and S1.

Ratio of Community College Students to Faculty for Courses in Selected Humanities Disciplines, Fall 2015

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The middle bar depicts the estimated count, and the upper and lower bars depict the range of uncertainty.
* Includes: 1) survey courses entitled “Humanities”; and 2) courses coded in colleges’ information systems as humanities but not counted in the other disciplinary categories.
** Including humanities courses, vocational courses, and courses in nonhumanities fields.
For the values underlying this figure, see American Academy of Arts Sciences, Humanities Indicators, “Humanities Education in Community Colleges: A Pilot Study,” https://humanitiesindicators.org/binaries/pdf/HI_Humanities_Education_in_Community_Colleges.pdf (March 2019), appendix, tables 1, E1, FL1, H1, P1, and OH1, and S2.
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