Two-Year Faculty: Are you a teacher, a scholar, or a historian?
I’m seeking participants for a round table at next year’s AHA in Washington to address this question. The session would include four brief commentaries followed by discussion. We need one or two more members.
There has much discussion at my institution and elsewhere about whether two-year faculty are teachers or scholars or historians, or some combination thereof. I received comments recently from faculty around the country who raised a number of questions along these lines leading to some themes we might address in a round table.
Among the topics might be:
Are history faculty at your institution seen as historians--practitioners of their discipline?
Does your institution provide support for faculty research, scholarship, or other disciplinary activities?
Should historical scholarship and disciplinary activity play any role in hiring, tenure, or post-tenure review?
The scholar-teacher debate has been raised before, but I’d like to see a round table that addresses the issue again and proposes some prescriptive measures. How, and to what extent, should we address these matters at our institutions?
Please contact me by email if you’d like to join the round table with a brief presentation along these lines, or something similar.
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