Spring 2013 Office Hours: M-Th 10-12, 1-2, and by arrangement
If I am not in my office
during scheduled office hours, I am probably just down the hall in the History
Department Office. Wait for me or come get me. Also, I will occasionally have
to cancel an office hour or two in order to attend committee meetings and the
like. E-mail me if that presents a problem.
Don't worry: we'll find time to meet. If you have any questions about advising,
declaring a history major, what it takes to be certified to teach history and
social science in Illinois, what you can do with a history major if you don't
want to teach, or anything else concerning your academic career, please feel
free to e-mail me or come see me.
Advising appointments for summer and fall 2013 have ended. I am available during posted office hours (see above). If those times are not possible, e-mail me and we can set up an appointment.
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of Useful Information
Advising Center at Ninth Street Hall
Schedule by Semester
Colleges Transfer Equivalency List (If
you are going to take a summer school class at a community college,
make sure you take the right one.)
Applying to Graduate
Links for the History Major not seeking Teacher Certification
for the History Major (Effective Fall Semester, 2012. Requires Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.)
Four-Year Curriculum Plan for the History Major (Effective Fall Semester, 2004. Requires Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.)
Opportunities for History Majors
The AHA's page on Careers for History Majors
in Working in Museums?
Paid Internships in History
Links for the History with International Studies Major
for the History with International Studies Major (Effective Fall Semester, 2010. Requires Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.)
Four-Year Curriculum Plan for the History with International Studies Major (Effective Fall Semester, 2010. Requires Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.)
Teacher Certification Links
for the History Major with Teacher Certification in Social Science
(Effective Fall Semester, 2013. Requires Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.)
for Social Science Concentrations: Geography;
Political Science; Psychology;
fall semester, 2013. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
State Board of Education
Basic Skills Test Information (If
you intend to seek teaching certification, you need to take this test. If
you are transferring to EIU, take it before you begin classes here. It is
required for admission to the Teacher Education program, so if you delay taking
it you will delay your graduation.)
If you scored a 22 or higher on the ACT (with the writing component) within the last five years, you can substitute that test for the Basic Skills Test. Please check with the Dean's Office, College of Education and Professional Studies, for further information.
Teaching (If you
are interested in student teaching abroad, go here
for further information.)
Test Information (You
must pass this test before you will be approved to student teach.)
Teacher Education Information (Test
dates, meeting dates, et cetera.)
Approval Portfolio (DAP) (Document
is in MS-Word)
Faculty Recommendation Form
3400 Links (a work
to Obtain Additional Endorsements
Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
ALL HISTORY MAJORS
The History Department is implementing a program of curricular self-assessment.
This means that we want to ascertain if we are really accomplishing
our objectives in our curriculum. To this end, we are creating a portfolio
for each student. We are asking students to assist us by providing the
following 3 items:
source analysis paper from HIS 2560
2. a book review from HIS 3555
3. a research paper from either HIS 2500 or any upper division elective
complete these assignments in their classes, they should send a revised
copy as an e-mail attachment to:
your name (first and last), the class, the instructor, and the semester
for which it was written. Please put "History Assessment Submission"
in the subject header.
a random selection of these papers will be passed on (without their
authors' names) to a committee of faculty in the department who will
review them according to departmental rubrics, in order to assess how
nearly we are approaching our stated objectives in teaching these classes.
We are not assessing individual students in this exercise. We are also
not assessing individual faculty. We are attempting to assess our curriculum
in order to determine if and how we might improve. We truly appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
miss your own graduation.
be aware that there is a deadline for applying to graduate each semester.
Miss it, and you'll delay your graduation. You'll find that date, and
other requirements of which you should be aware, by clicking on this
link . If you are not sure how to apply for graduation, e-mail me. For information
about commencement, go here.
your EIU E-mail account at your own peril.
you do not use your EIU e-mail account, you will miss out on an increasing
number of important announcements from various university offices. Overdue
notices, registration announcements, and others will increasingly be
sent out only via e-mail, and only to EIU addresses. If you use another
e-mail account as your primary account, and only rarely check your EIU e-mail, set your EIU account to forward mail to you. It will
save you lot of trouble.