Resources for Two-Year Faculty

Teaching

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Resources
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Research

Articles
Funding/Grant Writing

Professional

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Articles
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AHA Resource web pages
Service to the Profession

Teaching

Projects

AHA's Community College Project Receives NEH Grant: "Bridging Cultures" Project Will Help Develop Transoceanic Contexts for Teaching of American History by Julia Brookings (Perspectives, Jan. 2012)

Bridging Cultures

Awards

Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes outstanding teaching and advocacy for history teaching at two-year, four-year, and graduate colleges and universities.

Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award was established to honor teachers of history who taught, guided, and inspired their students in a way that changed their lives.

Resources

Statement on Excellent Classroom Teaching of History
The Teaching Division and the Council of the American Historical Association endorse the criteria presented in the following statement as an appropriate basis for evaluating the efforts of institutions at all levels of instruction to establish the prerequisite conditions for historians to provide excellent instruction.

Connecting Past and Present: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in History, from the American Association for Higher Education

Pamphlets including series on Diversity, world history, gender, Thinking Historically, Why Study History

Power Tools for Teaching and Learning at an Urban-Access University, by José Cuello

Globalizing American History: The AHA Guide to Re-Imagining the U.S. Survey Course, edited by Peter N. Stearns and Noralee Frankel

Perspectives on History Articles

What Do I Do and Where Do I Go From Here? Mentoring at an Open-Door Institution by Will Benedicks (Jan. 2012)

A Day in the Life of a Community College Professor by Natalie Kimbrough (Dec. 2011)

Making it Different: Teaching Early American History Honors at a Community College by Brad Massey (Mar. 2011)

Teaching at a Community College: Some Personal Observations by John H. Ball (Apr. 2010)

"The Global Village": Teaching U.S. History in a Multicultural Classroom (Apr. 2008)

Building History Skills Tier by Tier (Feb. 2008)

Taking History Personally: How Blogs Connect Students Outside the Classroom (Jan. 2008)

Thoughts on Creative Teaching in the Undergraduate Classroom  (Jan. 2007)

A Competency-Based Approach to Teaching History Surveys (Apr. 2002)

Links to Other Organizations

National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs
NACCTEP supports institutions and individuals and serves as a voice for community colleges in national discussions about teacher education. It works to enhance current community college teacher education programs and serves as a resource for those looking to develop new programs. NACCTEP facilitates connections between and among community college teacher education programs and community college teacher education faculty. It is home to a network of these programs, professionals, and students connected to them.

Quality in Undergraduate Education (QUE)
QUE is a national project of faculty at selected four-year public institutions and their partner two-year colleges who are establishing draft, voluntary discipline-based standards or student learning outcomes for student learning in the undergraduate major.

Society for History Education (SHE)
Publisher of the quarterly journal The History Teacher.

Teaching History: A Journal of Methods

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Community College Faculty, Basic Skills etc.

Landmarks of American History and Culture - Workshops for Community College Faculty

Research

Perspectives on History Articles

"Best Practices": Encouraging Research Excellence in Postsecondary History Education
This document offers a philosophical and practical statement about how departments can, and why they should, encourage excellence in research by faculty and students  (Oct. 2000).

Research and the Classroom: A View from the Community College (Nov. 2006)

Funding/Grant Writing

Calendar - Opportunities for Research Grants and Fellowships

AHA Research Grants

Professional

Resources

Report of the Two-Year College Faculty Taskforce, June 2012

Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct addresses dilemmas and concerns about the practice of history that historians have regularly brought to the American Historical Association seeking guidance and counsel. (2005)

Community College Historians in the United States: A Status Report from the Organization of American Historians' Committee on Community Colleges (1999). A collaborative effort with the AHA and the Community College Humanities Association.

Statement on Diversity in History Teaching (May 1991)

AHA Department and Organization Services Program

Perspectives on History Articles

How I Learned to Quit Whining and Started to Enjoy Teaching at a Community College and Why You Might Want to Consider Doing the Same (Nov. 2005)

Teaching History at a Community College (Feb. 2004)

Preparing Future Faculty (Oct. 2002)

The 2002 AHA-OAH Survey of Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty (Oct. 2002)

Links to Other Organizations

Community College Humanities Association
CCHA is a national organization that exclusively serves to strengthen the humanities in the nation's community colleges.

American Association of Community Colleges
The AACCrepresents and advocates for more than 1,200 associate-degree granting institutions.

American Association of University Professors
The AAUP's purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.

Community College Research Center
CCRC’s mission is to conduct research on the major issues affecting community colleges in the United States and to contribute to the development of practice and policy that expands access to higher education and promotes success for all students.  CCRC’s extensive body of research provides a strong foundation on which to build new policies and initiatives to improve the outcomes of these institutions so integral to the higher education system, employment landscape, and national economy.

Oral History Association

National Endowment for the Humanities

World History Association

AHA Resources

Resources for the Historical Profession

Women Historians

Minority Historians

Researchers

Part-time Faculty

History Departments

Service to the Profession

National History Day

Teaching American History Grant Program
The AHA provides resources for those interested in applying for a TAH grant.