How should public history work be recognized and rewarded in promotion and tenure decisions? The National Council on Public History (NCPH), the American Historical Association (AHA), and the Organization of American Historians (OAH) formed a task force in 2007 to advance this discussion and report to the governing boards of the three associations. The group now seeks public comment on its draft report, which is available at
The Working Group on Evaluating Public History Scholarship has held open forums at the annual meetings of each sponsoring organization, conducted a survey of public history faculty, and reviewed sample tenure and promotion policies from a wide variety of history departments. The Executive Summary of the draft report circulated recently for comment during the 2009 OAH and NCPH annual meetings. After revisions, the report will go to the governing boards of the three organizations for review and ultimately for formal consideration.
Please let us know what you think. Email addresses for the group are listed on the cover page of the report.
National Council on Public History
327 CA -- IUPUI
425 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 274-2718 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.ncph.org/
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