Lendol G. Calder, Augustana College
Ann Fabian, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Linda K. Salvucci, Trinity University
The subject originated from the recent discussions about whether history doctoral programs should prepare their students for careers outside the academy. In the course of our conversations and preparation of a series of sessions on the subject, we quickly realized that teaching is also often treated as outside the professional work of history. To address that perception, we would like to invite a wide ranging discussion of the role teaching plays in training and culture of our discipline. We hope for an open and perhaps critical discussion of the profession, to consider whether students are adequately prepared for teaching careers, and whether teaching is adequately treated in the reward system of academia.