Unpacking the History of Higher Education in the United States




Fairfax, VA and Online


June 10-14, 2024 (residential); June 17-21, 2024 (virtual); June 24-28, 2024 (virtual); July 8-12, 2024 (virtual)


4 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience


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240-485-7933; 703-993-2310

This 4-week summer institute (1 residential week; 3 virtual weeks) is designed for faculty, advanced doctoral students, librarians, and archivists who teach or support courses on the history of higher education in the United States. Project scholars will introduce research on a range of topics — including why history matters, student activism, internationalization, community colleges, women, normal schools, policy, popular culture, slavery, HBCUs, HSIs, Tribal Colleges, and town-gown relationships — during interactive workshops. A robust Open Educational Resource (OER) on the history of higher education will facilitate teaching and learning nationally and participants will conduct research and contribute to this OER.

Project Director(s)

Kelly Schrum; Nate Sleeter

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC); Christian Anderson; Nidia Bañuelos; LaNitra Berger; Stefan Bradley; Nancy Bristow; Erich Dietrich; Erin Doran; Lynn Eaton; Mary Jo Tippeconic Fox; Brian Greenwald; Jim Grossman; Michael Hevel; Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU); Carrie Kisker; Anne Kress; Wendi Manuel Scott; Margaret Nash; Emily Norweg; Chris Ogren; Meredith Peruzzi; Ethan Ris; Pauline Reynolds; Adam Rothman; Kate Rousmaniere; Bob Vay; Joy Williamson-Lott; Jon Zimmerman

Grantee Institution

George Mason University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs