September 2015

Dual Enrollment: Is High School the Future of Higher Education?

Forum: Assessing Dual Enrollment

By Julia Brookins

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
By Elaine Carey

No Ordinary High School Class
By Daniel Brandon Swart

Noble Intentions
By Alex Lichtenstein

Open Road
By Trinidad Gonzales

In Memoriam

F. Hilary Conroy
By Wayne Patterson

Caroline Cox
By Gregory Rohlf

George Harmon Knoles
By Barbara Bennett

Mark Leff
By James R. Barrett

Jonathan K. Ocko
By Charles C. Ludington

Career Paths

From the Lecture Hall to the Office Suite
By David Merkowitz

From the Editor

Townhouse Notes
By Allison Miller

Letters to the Editor

On "Standing with Japan"
By Naoko Kumagai

On "History as a Book Discipline"
By Anders Henriksson

Career Diversity for Historians
By Henry D. Fetter

On the Cover

Cover of 2015 September issue, which features a graphic imagining of a silhouette of a student looking on a horizon with a high school and a college campus.In the shifting landscape of higher education, departments of history would do well to pay attention to proliferating "dual enrollment" courses, in which high school students simultaneously earn high school and college credit. Because they cost less than a college course, they are popular with high school teachers, parents, and state legislatures. But what are the ramifications for university history departments faced with declining enrollments? Are DE courses really equivalent to introductory history courses? In this Perspectives forum, contributors attempt to answer these questions.
Cover illustration: Zoila Torres