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37th Meeting a Success

In Business Meeting,KATH Awards,KATH Conference on September 16, 2012 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Plenary Session at KATH meeting at duPont Manual High School, Sept 15, 2012The 37th Annual Meeting of KATH was a great success: nearly 60 attendees of postsecondary faculty, secondary educators, public historians, and students. Exhibits included representatives from the University Press of Kentucky,  the United States Daughters of 1812 – Kentucky Chapter, the Filson Historical Society, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Campbellsville University’s Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.

State Representative Steve Riggs presents legislative citation to Dr. George Herring at KATH conference, September 15, 2012

As part of a surprise organized by the U.K. History Department and the former presidents of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, State Representative Steve Riggs presented a legislative citation to our keynoter, Dr. George Herring, Professor Emeritus of the University of Kentucky.

Lunch included the incomparable performance of a Kentucky militiaman in 1812  by the talented teenager, Harry Smith under the auspices of the Kentucky Humanities Council.

The Phi Alpha Theta students from Campbellsville University will serve as guest bloggers for KATH (which will be re-posted to the H-Kentucky listserv) and give a summary of the wonderful keynote and discussion sessions.

The business meeting garnered a positive vote by acclamation for the KATH Constitution 2006 (proposed revisions 2012) which added standing committees to help organize the annual meeting, an Executive Committee 2012-13 (see below) and the presentation of three KATH student writing award certificates.

Congratulations to our new KATH leadership for 2012-13!

Executive Committee, 2012-13

  • President – Allison Hunt, duPont Manual HS
  • President-elect – Pattie Dillon, Spalding U
  • Past-President – none due to no President in 2011-12
  • Community College – Angela Ash, Owensboro CTC
  • Private/Indep – Wendy Davis, Campbellsville U
  • Public historian – Cheryl Caskey, KHS
  • Librarian/archivist – Sara Price, UK
  • K-12 representatives – Crystal Culp (McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Facility, McCracken County Schools), Chris Snow (Henry Clay, Fayette County Public Schools)
  • Public/comprehensive – not filled
  • Research university – not filled
  • At large – Jake Gibbs, Bluegrass CTC

Additional appointments to serve as members of the KATH Board

  • Secretary – Lori Maltby, Henderson CC
  • Treasurer – Alana Cain Scott, Morehead State U
  • Webmaster – Randolph Hollingsworth, UK
  • Newsletter Editor – not filled

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See more on the KATH 2012 annual meeting, including pictures, at https://kath-online.org/annual-meeting/2012-kath-meeting.

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Summit on KATH, 11-11-11

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on January 17, 2012 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

Kentucky Association of Teachers of History

Summit

M.I.King Library, University of Kentucky
November 11, 2011;  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Refreshments courtesy of the UK History Department

 Attendees:
Jake Gibbs (BCTC), Melanie Beal Goan (UK), Rebecca Hanly (KHS), Phil Harling (UK), George Herring (UK emeritus), Kate Hesseldenz (UK), Gordon Hogg (UK), Randolph Hollingsworth (UK), Jim Klotter (Georgetown), Lorie Maltby (Henderson CC), Karen Petrone (UK), Sarah-Jane Poindexter (Filson), Gary Powell (BCTC), Vanessa de los Reyes (Gateway CTC), Rick Smoot (BCTC), Paul Tenkotte (NKU), Anita Sanford Tolson (FCPS emeritus), Kitty Stephens (FCPS emeritus/BCTC)

Problem Identified:

There are many reasons for why the KATH Board was unable to organize the call for student papers and a conference for Fall 2011.  There are no KATH members and no leadership of the Board currently since the 2010 meeting did not elect a full slate, the 2011 President has served his one year term and the 2011 President-Elect resigned (with no new slate of officers and no Board leadership in place). The group surmised there may be too many people on the Board overall and much of the work is taken on by the President; so it is easier to avoid taking a leadership role when the need arises.  Another idea posed was that there was a lack of regular communications from the Board; KATH Newsletters (print, via postal mail) in the past kept the membership informed and helped keep attention on this small statewide conference despite so many other competing interests. The KATH website is down.

Decisions Made:

The group decided on three main actions to take:

  1. A call for membership dues and donations will be mailed this winter (including an explanation of the need for a paid part-time employee to organize KATH business)
  2. A small group would get together to plan a conference for Fall 2012 – starting in December
  3. A small group would gather to identify what a part-time KATH officer would need to do (tasks and the number of hours required) to keep KATH business, including the website, going for an academic year

TASKS RELATED TO THE ABOVE ACTIONS:

  1. Each group member will look in their KATH papers to find names/addresses, try to ascertain if the information is still correct and send updated information to Randolph (dolph@uky.edu); Jim will send to Randolph an example of a call for donations and she will draft up something for the whole group to review
  2. Randolph will use a Doodle calendar again to convene a meeting of the past KATH Board members and any others who may wish to attend to plan a conference for Fall 2012 in central Kentucky
  3. Jake, Kate, Melanie, Randolph, Anita [others?] will get together to identify tasks/hours/pay for KATH part-time employee (e.g., Chief Operating Officer?) and report back to the group

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Summit subgroup, 2 Dec 2011

In Business Meeting on January 17, 2012 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,

KATH Meeting/Lunch at UK Boone Center, December 2, 2011

Present: Melanie Goan (UK) and Kate Hesseldenz (UK), but missing Jake Gibbs (BCTC) who had planned to come

We discussed what the duties of a “glue-person” might be:

  • Communicate with board members and plan meetings
  • Plan the annual conference in conjunction with the board
  • Plan other programs or professional development
  • Communicate with members (newsletters, etc.)
  • Membership-generate new members with mailings etc.  and maintain membership database
  • Promote KATH and maintain web site
  • Control finances
  • Keep records
  • Fundraise and explore grant options
  • Identify resources and serve as a clearing house for history educators
  • Administer Paper Awards

We felt that looking at other organizations like KATH would be helpful in determining structure, staffing, etc. Looking at the NCHE website is a good start because it lists all of the state history councils with links to several web sites:  http://www.nche.net/page.aspx?pid=386

We discussed the Kentucky Council for the Social Studies (KCSS) group and that perhaps they are drawing the K-12 teachers and KATH maybe should focus on the higher education group.  A joint annual meeting may be a good idea – similar to what is done in Michigan:  http://www.michiganhistoryed.org/annual-conference/. Rebecca Hanly recently went to a KCSS meeting and she brought up this idea.  Many members were encouraging about the possibility of KATH holding a strand of sessions at KCSS.  They said there is a need for strong history content sessions for high school teachers because of the new end-of-course assessment.  If KATH wants to explore partnering in any way, the contact is Rick Daniel, the president at Rick.Daniel@jefferson.kyschools.us.

We feel that institutional support from Kentucky Historical Society or UK would be good.  A discussion with Jody Blankenship at KHS is needed since he is listed on the NCHE web site as being the contact for our state with a link to the KATH web site.

We recommend that more research be done by looking at other organizations like KATH and by bringing in more people (i.e. current KATH board members, history educators, etc.) into the discussion to determine the relevancy of KATH and future of the organization.

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