Program Overview

The Civic Humanists program works with eight to ten local city schools in collaborative programming that brings high school students to Rice and sends Rice faculty to high schools. At Rice, students experience undergraduate-led tours of the Rice Gallery’s installations and lectures by Rice graduate students, outlining their personal journeys to college and providing some intellectual context for discussion of the installations.  

By pairing the gallery tour with a lecture, the program gives high school students a chance to participate in the pedagogy that happens in a university-level humanities course.  In the spring, faculty speak at high schools on their individual research and expose students to topics in higher education. 

If you are a local high school teacher or administrator interested in becoming involved with Civic Humanists, please email the program manager, Alexander Lowe McAdams.

You can read about some of the student visits to Rice on the public humanities news & media page, or in the Rice at Large magazine (Summer 2016).