From the Issues in Graduate Education column of the December 2007 Perspectives

Graduate Students Annual Activities Report

Western Michigan University, December 2007

(excerpted from Western Michigan University’s History Department Graduate Handbook

Each page of the Report should be headed with your name, your Supervising Professor’s name, and the date of the Report.

1. Academic Activities

  • Courses completed and grades received

  • Courses in progress

  • Courses not completed (provide a reason for any incompletes or drops)

  • Language requirements set by your examination/thesis/dissertation committee: Progress made towards meeting language proficiency requirement (course work, summer programs, examination schedule, and completed examination results).

  • Thesis/dissertation/examination progr epartment and if applicable, school of members.

  • Thesis/Dissertation Prospectus written, accepted; public presentation

  • Research completed or planned

  • Planned date of MA or comprehensive examination

Teaching and Research

  • Classes taught as instructor of record (title, number, enrollment)

  • Teaching Assistantships held (course title and number; student enrollment)

  • Instructor(s) of record

  • TA responsibilities you discharged

  • What you learned from the experience

  • Research Assistantships held

  • Supervisor

  • Project title

  • RA responsibilities you discharged

  • What you learned from the experience

2. Professional Recognition

Include in all cases the title of the paper/presentation; its thesis; the venue, date (projected or past), and the sponsoring agency/journal, using proper bibliographic format.

  • Papers written, submitted, or accepted for presentation at historical conferences

  • Papers presented at professional conferences

  • Papers written, submitted, accepted for publication; include the name of the

  • Journal, and which stage you have reached

  • Papers published, works prepared for, accepted or presented publicly

  • Other professional works prepared for, accepted or presented publicly

  • Research grants: applications pending; grants made. Include subject and précis of the research projected.

  • Honors, awards, memberships

3. Professional Service. (Include dates)

  • Professional consultation, asked or given

  • Service to professional organizations

  • Service to the Department (including committee work); the College; the University

  • Service to the community beyond the University

4. Special Activities

Please list any activities related to your career as an historian, which do not fit into the categories listed above. Funded students should include academic and employment responsibilities other than those required by their award.