An Interactive Workshop for Directors of Graduate Studies
(and others interested in graduate education)
August 2-3, 2007, at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, Virginia
(minutes by Metro from Washington, D.C.)
Registration is open until July 1, 2007, but discounted-rate hotel rooms are limited in number and must be reserved soon. Act immediately!
The American Historical Association is pleased to announce the fifth in a series of workshops that the Association has been conducting for department chairs, directors of graduate studies, and others interested in various aspects of graduate education.
Directors of graduate education in particular, and others interested in graduate education are invited to participate in the summer 2007 workshop, which will focus on the many crucial and complex challenges involved in ensuring successful and smooth progress of graduate students toward a degree.
The interactive workshop sessions will include brief presentations by faculty involved in MA and PhD programs. Discussion by attendees at the workshop following the presentations will be a key feature (to which substantial time will be allotted).
The workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge in Rosslyn, Virginia, just across the Potomac from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. The hotel is three miles away from the Ronald Reagan National Airport and one block from the Rosslyn Metro Station. The Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Museums, and Arlington National Cemetery are a short distance away. Free parking is available at the hotel.
Registration and Accommodations
Registration for the workshop is now open. The registration fee of $200 will include a reception, full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and two coffee breaks. Please note that the registration deadline is July 1, 2007.
Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge in Rosslyn, Virginia. The number of rooms is limited, however, and reservations must be made (directly with the hotel) as early as possible to receive the special, discounted rate of $119 plus tax. The discounted rate will be available for the dates August 23 2007. To make a reservation, please call Holiday Inn Rosslyn at 703-807-2000. Details about the hotel are available on the hotels web site, www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/waswp
Program of the Workshop
August 2, 2007
Reception and Dinner
The dinner speaker will be Gabrielle M. Spiegel, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University and AHA president-elect. She will speak on the topic, The Coming Crisis in Graduate Funding and Other Challenges
August 3, 2007
First Session: 8:30-10:30 a.m. How Should Students Be Prepared for PhD Work?
- How do MA programs prepare their students for PhD programs? Maritere Lopez, California State University, Fresno
- What should MA and BA programs know about preparing their students for PhD programs? David Watt, Temple University
Second Session: 11:00-12:30 a.m. Recruitment and Retention of Women and Minorities for Graduate Work
- Recruitment and Retention of Women for Graduate Work, Elizabeth Lunbeck, Vanderbilt University
- Recruitment and Retention of Minorities for Graduate Work, George Sanchez, University of Southern California
Working lunch: 12:452:00 p.m.
Third Session: 2:304:30 p.m. Retention of Graduate Students
- Retention of MA students, Mack P. Holt, George Mason University
- Retention of PhD students, James Palmitessa, Western Michigan University
Please contact Noralee Frankel for more information.Last Updated: May 17, 2007 8:54 AM