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Asano Humanities & Health Certificate

The Asano Humanities & Health Certificate is a co-curricular program that rewards sustained engagement in arts and humanities activities throughout the academic year. Jefferson students are invited to complete the certificate by attending eight (8) Jefferson Humanities & Health events and completing a reflection portfolio of four (4) response essays. 

How do I earn the Humanities &
Health Certificate?

  • Register for the 2018-2019 certificate program HERE. We will then add you to the Blackboard community.
  • Attend eight (8) events from the Jefferson Humanities & Health event calendar at Eligible events are marked with an asterisk (*).  

New: Four (4) of your eight (8) events can come from participation in these student organizations and university programs: The Story Initiative; Jefferson Chamber Orchestra; J-Jams; No One Dies Alone; NoRx Improv; Palliative Care Interest Group; Diversity Council; as well as HeART Stories

  • Sign in at each event and submit the event to the Asano page on Blackboard.
  • Write four (4) reflective essays in response to four (4) of the events that you attended.
  • Submit your reflection portfolio for review on Blackboard by April 2, 2019
  • Celebrate with friends and classmates during a special certificate awards event in late April.

Reflection Portfolio

Students who register for the certificate using the link above will be provided with instructions for writing their reflection essays according to the "What? So What? Now What?" model. A panel of faculty and staff reviewers will evaluate the essays (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) and award the certificate to students whose essays satisfy the requirements. The panel of judges will also identify essays of distinction for special recognition and prizes at the spring semester celebration.

NOTE: The deadline to submit your reflection portfolio for the 2018-2019 Asano Humanities & Health Certificate is April 2, 2019, 11:59 p.m. 



Contact Megan Voeller, Director of Humanities, at