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Special Session on "What is College For?" at AHA 2016

  • 1.  Special Session on "What is College For?" at AHA 2016

    Posted 10-20-2015 01:52:00 PM

    Hello all,

    I wanted to call your attention to an experimental, book-club format session on Sunday at AHA annual meeting this year. It will cover some of the big questions in higher education, and should be an exciting conversation.

    Two of the leaders of the AHA's Tuning project will be facilitating the conversation: Anne Hyde (now of Univ. of Oklahoma, formerly of Colorado Coll.) and Elizabeth Lehfeldt (Cleveland State Univ. and VP-elect for the AHA Teaching Division).


    AHA Book Club #2: College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be, by Andrew Delbanco

    Sunday, January 10, 2016: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Grand Hall C, Lower Level 2


    Access, success, affordability, accountability...these are the buzzwords of higher education that confront us all each day as we read Inside Higher Ed, talk to the parents of prospective students, wrestle with state legislatures, and oh yeah, teach our students. In College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (2012), Andrew Delbanco grapples with the central issues confronting colleges and universities today and charts a way forward. Join other interested colleagues in discussing this book and its implications for historians and their roles at different types of higher education institutions today and tomorrow.

    The session is free, but space is limited. Please sign up at http://goo.gl/forms/rikVESHL2O
    Those attending will be expected to be familiar with the book and prepared to discuss it. Attendees will be expected to read the book and communicate with the chair in advance.

    Receive 40% off this book from Princeton University Press. Visit http://bit.ly/1PYZmej. Use Code EX2926. Expires January 31, 2016.

    Julia Brookins
    American Historical Assoc.
    Austin TX