Today we are pleased to launch curricular materials developed by faculty participating in the AHA’s Tuning project. Since 2012, the Tuning project has provided a collaborative forum and process for history faculty to articulate the central skills students gain by studying history.
John Bezís-Selfa teaches the history of the Americas at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and serves on the leadership core of the AHA’s Tuning Project.
The AHA’s Tuning project
for history held its first full meeting in Arlington, Virginia, the weekend of June 9–10, 2012. Building on lessons from earlier AHA projects that explored the role of historical study in liberal arts education, history faculty
from 65 diverse two- and four-year programs convened to frame a vocabulary to explain how history students are prepared for citizenship and careers.
The application deadline for the History Tuning Project is tomorrow, Friday, March 16, 2012.
Article By: Julia Brookins
The AHA seeks an enthusiastic group of 60 history faculty who represent institutions of diverse types in terms of size, source of funding (public/private), populations served, curricular emphases, location, and degrees offered to be a part of the History Tuning Project
The American Historical Association (AHA) is initiating a nationwide, faculty-led project to articulate the core of historical study and to identify what a student should know and be able to do at the completion of a history degree program.
Press Release By: Julia Brookins, AHA Special Projects Coordinator