Appendix A: Consultations with the Discipline
1. Open Forums at Professional Meetings
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (September 2000)
American Historical Association (January 2001)
Society for History in the Federal Government (March 2001)
National Council for Public History (April 2001)
Organization of American Historians (April 2001)
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (June 2001)
World History Association (June 2001)
National Council for History Education (October 2001)
Community College Humanities Association (October 2001)
National Council for the Social Studies (November 2001)
American Historical Association (January 2002)
2. E-Mail Survey of History Department Chairs (February 2001)
For details, see Philip M. Katz, "CGE's E-mail Survey Focuses on Challenges in Graduate Education," Perspectives 39, no. 4 (April 2001): 11-15.
3. Survey of Doctoral Programs (May-June 2001)
The results of this survey, which was directed to the director of graduate studies at every history doctoral program in the United States, are described in chapter 4 and appendix C of this report.
4. Site Visits to History Departments
Northeastern University (October 5, 2001)
Howard University (November 30, 2001)
Florida International University (February 1, 2002)
Columbia University (March 1, 2002)
University of Michigan (March 14-15, 2002)
Arizona State University (March 27-28, 2002)
University of South Carolina (April 15, 2002)
Ohio State University (April 25-26, 2002)
Stanford University (May 6, 2002)
5. E-Mail Survey of Graduate Students (May-June 2002)
See "An Open Letter to Graduate Students," Perspectives 40, no. 5 (May 2002): 27. History graduate students were invited to comment on preliminary results from the survey of doctoral programs and to respond to a series of specific questions about their own experiences in graduate school. Their confidential replies are reflected throughout this report.
6. Survey of Public History Employers (August-September 2002)
This questionnaire was distributed via e-mail and postal mail to more than three thousand employers (or potential employers) of historians outside the academy, including museums and historic sites, consulting firms, state historic preservation offices, archives, federal, state, and local historical agencies, and others; 206 completed surveys were returned. The survey was cosponsored by the AHA's Task Force on Public History.