Tuning Participant


Willamette University

Cecily McCaffrey is an associate professor of history at Willamette University and currently serves as history department chair. She teaches East Asian history, offering courses that range from a survey of Silk Road history in the 7th–14th centuries to a seminar on the historiography of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–76). Her research focuses on popular resistance and state-society relations in late imperial China. Cecily’s interest in the Tuning project is closely related to developments on the Willamette campus: the university administration is in the process of refining her assessment regimen; the College of Liberal Arts is revising the General Education curriculum; and the history department is revising the requirements for the major. The Tuning conversation is salient to all of these initiatives.