Baseline Assessment

Dear In-coming Graduate Students,

Congratulations on your acceptance into the MA History Program. A vital part of our program assessment requires your participation at this early stage in your graduate History studies, before you begin your course work. To determine how to best serve our students and improve our program we need you to complete a baseline assessment before the beginning of the semester.

Please contact Ian Smith ( or 719-255-4069) or Christina Jimenez ( or 719-255-4076) to schedule a time when you can come in to complete the assessment. We will ask you to respond to 4-5 questions based on your reading of the chapter listed below. You can bring a laptop or compete the assessment in the computer lab. The assessment will typically take between 30 and 60 minutes. Please bring a hard copy of the chapter to the assessment. Your responses to the assessment will be entirely anonymous and only used for the program assessment. Your responses will NOT be used as any part of your individual assessment or grade evaluation.

Before you come to complete the assessment, please read this chapter titled "Altars of Sacrifice: Confederate Women and Narrative of War" by Drew Gilpin Faust.

Thank you for your participation,

Dr. Christina Jimenez, Director of Graduate studies.

If you have any questions, please email me: