Published Ten Times a Year
Amy Weiss, Managing Editor
AJS News is the e-newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies. It is emailed to the AJS membership, which includes more than 2200 professors and graduate students of Jewish Studies, as well as non-members who are interested in keeping up with news in Jewish Studies.
AJS News welcomes announcements about members' special accomplishments, such as book awards, national fellowships and scholarships, teaching awards, election to national/international academic societies, and new appointments and promotions. Unfortunately, we do not have space to post announcements about publications or conference presentations.
"Contingent Faculty Task Force Update and Recommendations," Kate Rosenblatt
"Toward the Non-Tenure Track," Polly Zavadivker
"Contingent Solutions = Permanent Problems," Neil M. Frau-Cortes
Mentorship: Essays by AJS Members
Daniela Weiner discusses several qualities that good mentors possess.
Read the essay.
Laura Limonic, a past participant in theAJSPaula Hyman Mentorship Program, shares how her experience in this program impacted her career and encouraged her to start a mentorship program at her own university.
Read the essay.
Pedagogy: AJS in the Classroom
AJS members Krista N. Dalton, Yedida Eisenstat, and Barry Trachtenberg offer reflections on teaching and enhancing the student experience.
"Latin American Jewish Studies: Out from the Margins," Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA)
"What's Next for the AJS?" Christine Hayes
"Update on the AJS Sexual Misconduct Task Force," Laura Levitt
Productivity and Work-Life Balance
New Directions for the Association for Jewish Studies
Summer R & R: Revise and Resubmit and/or Rest and Relaxation
Advice for Jewish Studies Department and Program Chairs: Three Perspectives
Jewish Studies' Relationship to the Humanities: Three Perspectives from Europe
The Best in Jewish Films and How to Teach Them," Olga Gershenson
Integrating Contingent Faculty into Jewish Studies Departments
» "Non-Tenure-Track Faculty: A Brief History in Data," Shelly Tenenbaum
» "On Contingent Faculty: The Institutional Perspective," Jeffrey Shoulson
» "Supporting Contingent Faculty: Concrete Suggestions," Shira Kohn
Innovations in Jewish Studies Pedagogy
» "Pedagogy and Disruption," Lori Hope Lefkovitz
» "Teaching with Footprints: Integrating Digital Humanities Projects into Our Courses," Marjorie Lehman
» "Using Social and Digital Media in the Classroom," Amy Weiss
» "MOOCs and Jewish Studies: A Match Made in Digital Heaven," Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
Archivists' Suggestions for Productive Summer Research
» "Tips for Archival Summer Research," Tanya Elder
» "YIVO Photo and Film Archive Collections and Services," Vital Zajka
» "Archival Research at the American Jewish Archives," Kevin Proffitt
"Our Vision for AJS Review," Carol Bakhos and Adam Shear
Deaccessioning Books in Retirement: What to Do with Your Office Library?
Jewish Studies Scholarship and Library Resources: Two Librarians Offer Advice
» "On the Myriad Capacities of a University Librarian," Michelle Chesner
» "Information Literacy and Jewish Studies," Zachary M. Baker
"Genre-Bending Writing Assignments," Shayna Sheinfeld
"Teaching Beyond the Canon: New Approaches to Jewish Studies," Andrea Dara Cooper
"Singing Yiddish: Teaching the Students, Training the Teachers," Rakhmiel Peltz
Publishing in the Field of Jewish Studies: Three Editors Weigh In
Navigating the AJS Conference: Four Members Give Advice
"The Film Program at AJS Evolves," Olga Gershenson
Careers beyond Academia: Two Perspectives
"Do Academic Talks Have to be Boring?" Ilana Abramovitch
"Making the Most of Summer," Laura Leibman
"How to Use Wikipedia to Teach Jewish Studies," Shira Kohn
"The Digital Yiddish Theatre Project," Joel Berkowitz and Debra Caplan
"Reconceptualizing 'Conceptions of Jews and Judaism': Reflections on a Flipped Course," David M. Freidenreich
"Some Strategies for Teaching The Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln," Judith Baskin
"Teaching with Film: The House on Chelouche Street," Ari Ariel
"Whither Jewish Studies?The 2014 AJS Survey of the Field," Jonathan Sarna
The Introduction to Judaism Course: Three Perspectives
"Digital Judaica," Dr. Jeff Veidlinger
"Educational Travel and Student Learning," Jody Myers
AJS News is published ten times annually by the Association for Jewish Studies
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