With the dramatic increases in dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment programs, the American Historical Association reiterates its commitment to both broadening access to higher education and monitoring the quality of that education in our discipline. The AHA seeks to provide constructive support for all historians involved in and affected by this work. The Association’s Statement on Dual/Concurrent Enrollment offers high school and college faculty, along with their administrators, guidelines to assure baseline quality history education for all students, regardless of where they attend class.
The AHA Council just approved a statement regarding best practices in dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment (DE/CE) courses that was drafted by the Teaching Division.
I am grateful for and humbled by my appointment to the National Council on the Humanities, as I was by my nomination and election as vice president for the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association.
By Elaine Carey
Soon after publication of the September 2015 issue of Perspectives on History, I began noting lively discussions of the issue’s forum, which was on dual enrollment (DE).
The world of analytics and data is an important part of the education landscape. However, most faculty have not felt its reach. That is likely to change in the near future.
The American Historical Association’s Teaching Division submitted a letter today regarding the upcoming revision of the California K-12 History-Social Sciences Framework. The letter is an official contribution to the public commentary period and supports the FAIR Act revisions in favor of a multi-vocal and inquiry-based instructional model for history.
The language of pedagogy is changing. University administrators, politicians, scholars, and teachers embrace this new lexicon of MOOCs, hybrids, and digital platforms. Their purposes differ.
Editorial note: Responding to a report by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) on reading assignments at two Texas universities, Elaine Carey, AHA vice president, Teaching Division, and James Grossman, AHA executive director, wrote an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education that attracted a response from, among others, Samuel Goldman writing for the American Conservative.