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The American Historical Association Announces 2017 Career Diversity for Historians Faculty Institute Participants

Modified: May 5, 2017
The American Historical Association announced that Northwestern's History Department will be one of the participants in the 2017-18 Career Diversity for Historians Faculty Institutes. The institutes will disseminate insights from the first phase of the AHA’s Career Diversity Initiative, which led to greater recognition that “the skills necessary to prepare students for careers outside the professoriate are also essential to the work of faculty in 21st-century higher education.” 

The next phase of Career Diversity gathers faculty from 36 departments across the country to foster a discussion on emerging models for integrating Career Diversity into doctoral education and to provide an overview of available resources that can help departments lay the groundwork for changes in graduate curriculum and programming. Faculty participants will emerge from the institutes with tools to begin conversations with their colleagues about the purpose of their department’s history PhD program, the relationship between that purpose and the actual career paths of degree recipients, and the implications of each of these for cultural change and program structure. 

Northwestern is one of 36 participating institutions. Read more here.