AHA Workshop: Directors of Graduate Studies
and Department Chairs
Note: Participation in this free workshop is
limited to directors of graduate studies and to chairs of history
departments with graduate
programs. The contents of the workshop are subject to change, so
please visit this web page prior to the annual meeting for an updated
program and list of presenters. Advance registration is required,
Miriam Hauss to
register or for more details.
Thursday, January 6
1:30 p.m. Sheraton, East Ballroom. Welcome
- Patrick Manning, Northeastern University, and vice president, AHA
1:452:30 p.m. Sheraton, East Ballroom. Session 1. Making
Numbers Work for Your Graduate Program
- Data trends in graduate history education: What do the
AHA, the federal government, and other investigators
your graduate programand how can this information
- An update on the National Research Council’s
ranking of doctoral programs.
- Best practices in data collection at the departmental level.
- The new AHA clearinghouse of information about doctoral
will it mean for your department?
2:303:15 p.m. Sheraton, East Ballroom. Session 2. Adventures
in the Graduate Curriculum
- The challenge of the introductory seminar
for graduate students.
- What do qualifying/comprehensive/general
exams actually test?
- Making graduate curricula coherent.
3:153:45 p.m. Sheraton, East Ballroom. Break and Informal
3:454:30 p.m. Sheraton, East Ballroom. Session
3. Graduate Students as Partners in Graduate Education
- More effective mentoring and advising.
- Keeping the lines of communication open.
- Using student and alumni surveys to improve your graduate
4:305:00 p.m. Sheraton, East Ballroom. Session 4. The Role
(and Future) of the History Department DGS
- What every DGS ought to know before s/he starts the
- Master’s programs vs. doctoral programs:
What difference does it make to the role of the DGS?
can the AHA do for the history DGS in the future?
5:00 p.m. Sheraton, West Ballroom A. Reception