Humanities Indicators

Summary of the Five Parts of the Humanities Indicators


The HI provide data on a diverse range of topics pertaining to the role of the humanities in the contemporary United States. These topics are organized into five major parts, to which additional indicators may be added as more data becomes available.


Part I. Primary and Secondary Education in the Humanities: These indicators cover national measures of achievement at the primary and secondary school levels; high school course-taking; and the characteristics of primary and secondary faculty.


Part II. Undergraduate and Graduate Education in the Humanities: The indicators here focus on the types of courses undergraduate and graduate students take and the degrees they receive, and consider both preparedness for graduate school and the conditions of graduate education.


Part III. The Humanities Workforce: These indicators describe employment in humanistic settings and occupations, with emphasis on post-secondary faculty, and also the career paths of those with undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities.


Part IV. Humanities Funding and Research: Included here are data on federal, state, and private funding for the humanities, as well as on support for academic research.


Part V. The Humanities in American Life: The topics currently treated here include humanistic skills and practices, such as reading and multilingualism; support for and utilization of various humanistic institutions, such as libraries and museums; and public attitudes toward the humanities.


Source: http://library.providence.edu/fhertr/index.php/2017/01/13/humanities-indicators/