This might be crazy, but imagine a first meeting of the academic year where no one talked about budgets, assessment, course assignments, or parking.
The AHA’s Tuning project has released a new version of its Discipline Core—a statement of the central habits of mind, skills, and understanding that students achieve when they major in history.
If you are at a university, the April issue of Perspectives on History probably arrived together with finals or midterms. Your time is even more precious than usual, and general reading is probably not your first priority. But I would strongly encourage you to make time for the forum on the AHA’s Tuning project—even, or perhaps especially, if you are skeptical of the effort.
Anne Hyde is a professor of history at Colorado College and the Director of the Crown Faculty Development Center. She is currently a councilor in the AHA’s Teaching Division and has been an AHA member since 2001.