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

AHA Session 254
Sunday, January 10, 2016: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Grand Hall C (Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Lower Level 2)
Anne Hyde, University of Oklahoma
William Cronon, University of Wisconsin–Madison

The structure of this session will be unusual. Rather than featuring speakers, the spotlight will be on a text. 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.

The session is free, but space is limited, so please sign up at http://goo.gl/forms/rikVESHL2O.

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The Audience

Session Abstract

A seminar-style conversation about College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be, by Andrew Delbanco, with particular reference to history teaching and learning in higher education. Pre-registration required.

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.

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