David Silkenat, University of Edinburgh
Robert Snyder, Rutgers University-Newark
Roberta Wollons, University of Massachusetts Boston
Panelists share perspectives as faculty, administrators and program leaders at their institutions. They discuss challenges in recruiting faculty and the mix of students who come to their classrooms and their choices relating to content and concepts in their courses. They all observe that student interest in United States history is influenced by US international relations and world affairs.
Panelists will present their ideas and approaches to teaching at their educational institutions and engage in a moderated round table discussion about approaches to narrative history, sources, methods and concepts in their courses and in the curriculum. The moderator of this session is an author of a condensed history of the United States intended for a non-US audience; he will share discussion questions with participants in advance of the meeting in January 2020. Pre-circulated questions will encourage participants to think comparatively about their students, institutions and teaching experiences.