Publication Date

September 22, 2010

Perspectives Section

From the Teaching Division

The National History Center will partner with the AHA’s Teaching Division and its Graduate and Early Career Committee (GECC) to present a workshop on “Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching” at the AHA’s 125th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, in January 2011.

The all-day workshop will convene Thursday, January 6, the first day of the Annual Meeting. It will be open at no additional cost to anyone who registers for the meeting, but space is limited, so the center staff recommends registering early.  The workshop is aimed at graduate students and individuals new to teaching. Three sessions will address topics identified by the GECC as being of particular use to novice teachers:

  • How to create an undergraduate course and develop a syllabus
  • How to become an effective lecturer for larger classes
  • How to balance research, teaching, and service while completing the dissertation and searching for a job or fulfilling the requirements for gaining tenure. 

Among the confirmed presenters are teaching and learning theorist Lendol Calder of Augustana College (Illinois); prize-winning lecturer Howard Miller of the University of Texas at Austin; and Kevin Reilly of Raritan Valley Community College, a founder of the World History Association known for successfully integrating scholarship, teaching and service to his institution and the profession. Katherine Hijar of California State University San Marcos, Aeleah Soine of Macalester College, and Professor Reilly will moderate. See the full schedule of the workshop on the NHC web site.

To attend this free workshop, participants must register for the AHA’s meeting. The workshop is limited in space to 50 participants.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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