Resources for Two-Year Faculty

Balancing Teaching and Scholarship: Making the Case for Two-Year Faculty to Attend the AHA Annual Meeting

By Sarah Shurts

I am always surprised that so many of my colleagues at two-year colleges don’t go to the AHA annual meeting. They all have high regard for the AHA itself and for its publications such as the American Historical Review. Many are even AHA members. But for various reasons they don’t think about attending the meeting or submitting a proposal. Some say it is because of the cost associated with travel, particularly if they have other conferences to attend.

Bridging Cultures at the Annual Meeting: Perspectives from a Community College Historian

This piece is one of a series of guest posts on issues of importance to the history profession that were discussed at the 2015 annual meeting in New York. Author Joy Schulz teaches American and world history at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. She has published articles on US-Hawaiian relations in Diplomatic History (Oxford University Press) and the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (Johns Hopkins University Press). Her current project includes a chapter in an edited volume on the history of children and religion in the Anglo world, which will be released by Ashgate Press in 2015.

AHA’s Two-Year College Task Force Begins Work

The ad hoc Two-Year College Task Force, which was established by the AHA’s Council in January 2009, has begun its work of exploring various issues relating to history faculty at two-year colleges. At the end of its three-year tenure, the task force is expected to present a set of recommendations to Council.
October 27, 2009