The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first CenturyBy Thomas Bender, Philip M. Katz, Colin Palmer, and the Committee on Graduate Education of the American Historical Assocication (Committee Members).
Part 1: Report and Recommendations
Defining Who We Are / The Golden Age Legacy / Historical Perspective / The Future of the Discipline / Education for the Future / Generational Succession in the Academy / Public and Private Universities / The Challenge
Departmental Culture / Departmental Mission and Program Requirements / Field Examinations / Fields / Language Study / Introductory Course / Interdisciplinarity and Theory / World History / Undergraduate Education and the Education of Teachers / Common Education, Plural Careers / Directors of Graduate Studies and Graduate Administrators / Professionalism and Premature Professionalization / Program Size, Funding, and Diversity / Graduate Assistants and Unions / Foreign Area Studies / New Technologies / Centers for Teaching Excellence/Preparing Future Faculty / Publication and Tenure / The Matrix of Responsibilities / The American Historical Association
Program Size / Program Information and Recruitment / Funding / Master's Degree and Doctoral Education / Director of Graduate Studies, Placement Officer, and Staff Support / Mentoring / Annual Review / Retention and Attrition / Grievance Procedures / A Space of Their Own / Placement / Intellectual Community / Dissertation Seminars / Preparation for Teaching / Internships / Professional Ethics and Practices / Citizenship / The American Historical Association
Part 2: Foundations
A Preliminary Sounding / Concern / Complexity / Change / Careers in Transition / Complacency / (Mis)communication between Faculty and Graduate Students / Conclusion
Last Updated: June 22, 2011