Resources for Faculty
Starting from Scratch
From the President
John R. McNeill | Mar 11, 2019If you’re asked to prepare a course on an unfamiliar subject, be honest with your students. And start cramming.
Confronting the Paradox of Expertise
David A. Gerber | Feb 25, 2019Can too much knowledge make you a worse teacher? Some historians feel this way.
Online Education 2.0
Zoë Jackson | Feb 11, 2019Online courses are no longer a futurist fantasy or a harbinger of doom. But where are they going?
Policy Briefings in the History Classroom
Dane Kennedy | Dec 17, 2018An assignment in a course on Victorian Britain helped students understand the relevance of history to their lives.
Letters of Rec
Suzanne Marchand | Sep 4, 2018Writing (and reading) these formulaic commendations is a task with few rewards.
Hierarchy and Needs
James Grossman | Sep 1, 2018The age of the all-powerful Doktorvater is gone, but his influence still permeates our culture.
Why Read Why Learn History
Elizabeth Elliott | Aug 20, 2018What’s the point of studying history if you can look up facts and figures on your smartphone?
Reimagining the History Survey Course
Steven Mintz | Apr 23, 2018Faculty members at universities across the country are experimenting with new models for history survey courses and different approaches to...
Points of Interest
Lendol Calder | Jan 12, 2018The Mechanics of Class Participation