A Workshop for Directors of Graduate Studies
AHA Staff, April 2005
From the AHA Activities column of the May 2005 Perspectives
(and others interested in graduate education)
August 4–5, 2005, at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, Virginia, minutes from Washington D.C. by Metro
Register today and take advantage of this invaluable opportunity!
The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century, a report of the AHA Committee on Graduate Education, funded by the Carnegie Corporation, recommended workshops for directors of graduate studies.
The American Historical Association first sponsored such a workshop for department chairs and directors of graduate studies at the 2005 annual meeting in Seattle, and is now sponsoring another workshop.
Directors of graduate education and others interested in graduate education are invited to participate in this summer workshop, which will provide important information about, and facilitate discussion of, a range of issues critical to the work of the directors of graduate education and others involved in graduate education.
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, Smithsonian Museums as well as Arlington Cemetery are a short distance away. Free parking is available at the Hotel.
Registration and Accommodation
The registration fee of $200 will include a reception, full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and two coffee breaks. Registration fee is due July 1, 2005.
Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge in Northern Virginia. The number of rooms is limited, however, and reservations must be made (directly with the hotel) before July 1, 2005, to receive the special, discounted rate of $119 plus tax. The discounted rate is available August 4–6, 2005. To make a reservation, please call Holiday Inn Rosslyn at 703-807-2000. Details about the hotel are available on the hotel’s web site,
For more information about the workshop, contact: Dr. Noralee Frankel.
Thursday, August 4, 2005
- Reception 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Dinner 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Charlotte Kuh (National Research Council) will speak about the NRC’s review of graduate programs.
Friday, August 5, 2005
Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
First Session: 8:30–10:00
- Models for Best Practices in Graduate Education
David Quigley (Boston College): Preparing Future Faculty
Edward Balleisen (Duke University): Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Second Session: 10:30 a.m.–noon
- Training for Research and Teaching in a Global Context.
T. Mills Kelly (George Mason Univ.)
Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Sonya Michel (Univ. of Maryland at College Park)
W. Fitzhugh Brundage (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Lunch: noon to 1:00 p.m.
Third Session: 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
- Tools for Planning and Assessment in Graduate Programs
Norman Bradburn (University of Chicago)
Robert Townsend (American Historical Association)
Les Sims (Council of Graduate Schools)
Paul Tate (Council of Graduate Schools)
Coffee Break: 2:30p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fourth Session: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
- Negotiating Institutional Review Boards
Linda Shopes (Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission)
Felice J. Levine (American Education Research Association)
Sandria Sanford (George Mason University)
Freda Yoder (Office for Human Research Protections, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
For more information about the workshop, contact Dr. Noralee Frankel.