UT AMS Grad Dr. Jeanette Vaught on Teaching With Archives

timthumb-phpUT AMS grad and faculty member Dr. Jeanette Vaught has published an article on Cultrual Compass, the Harry Ransom Center blog, about her work with AMS grad and HRC Instructional Services Coordinator Dr. Andi Gustavson to use Ransom Center resources to help teach Intro To American Studies. We’ve included a excerpt of the article, which you can read in full here, below:

“When I had the opportunity to design my Introduction to American Studies: Cyborg Americans course, I knew I wanted to tackle a challenge: exposing over 100 undergraduates to archival holdings on campus. To me, one of the most important tasks that faces an instructor in the humanities is guiding students to the actual work of research, which often happens only once students are in smaller seminar settings. With the help of the Harry Ransom Center’s new Instructional Services Coordinator, Dr. Andi Gustavson, I knew it would be possible to design an assignment that could work in a large-format survey course and bring students to the Center. Wanting to make use of the rich pedagogical benefits of this on-campus cultural institution depended on Andi’s expertise and guidance as we navigated the process of designing and implementing this course from the beginning.”

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