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Educate. Collaborate. Innovate.

Founded in 1974, the Arkansas Association of College History Teachers was created with these specific goals:

  • Improve the teaching of History for all levels of instruction

  • Advance the professional interests of its membership

  • Establish closer rapport among the various History faculties


The  AACHT focuses on specific objectives to help solve real-world issues History faculty and teachers continue to face, including academic freedom; diversity and equity in our discipline; and virtual classrooms.


The AACHT endeavors to create and maintain relationships with agencies and institutions that impact professionals in our field, including the Arkansas Education Association, the Arkansas State Assembly, and historical archives and library and research facilities throughout the state.

The AACHT promotes excellence in teaching; innovation in the classroom; and collaboration among historians.

2022-2023 Executive Board

Bylaws of the Arkansas Association of College History Teachers

{adopted October 5, 1974} {revised October 3, 2008; September 30, 2010; October 6, 2011}


The name of this organization shall be The Arkansas Association of College History Teachers.


The object of this Association shall be to improve the teaching of History for all levels of instruction; to advance the professional interests of its membership; and to establish closer rapport among the various History faculties.


Section 1. Membership is open to all teachers or former teachers of History in two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the State of Arkansas on payment of dues set by the organization.

Section 2. Associate membership is open to graduate students and secondary school teachers in History and Social Studies on payment of dues set by the organization. Associate members shall be entitled to all of the privileges except those of making motions, of voting, and of holding office.


Section 1. The officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice-President, and a Secretary-Treasurer. These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by these Bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Association.

Section 2. The officers shall be elected by ballot to serve for two years, and their term of office shall begin at the close of the annual meeting at which they are elected. Section 3. No member shall hold more than one term in the same office except for the Secretary-Treasurer.

ARTICLE V Meetings

Section 1. The Association will meet at least once a year for the purpose of electing officers, receiving reports of officers and committees, and for any other business that may arise.

Section 2. Special meetings can be called by the President or by the Executive Board.

ARTICLE VI The Executive Board

Section 1. The officers of the Association and the immediate past president shall constitute the Executive Board.

Section 2. The Executive Board shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Association between its business meetings, fix the hour and place of meetings, make recommendations to the Association, and shall perform such other duties as are specified in these Bylaws. The Board shall be subject to the orders of the Association, and none of its acts shall conflict with action taken by the Association.

ARTICLE VII Committees

Section 1. A Program Chair shall be appointed by the President, whose duty it shall be to plan the annual program of the Association.

Section 2. Such other committees, standing or special, shall be appointed by the President as the Association or the Executive Board shall from time to time deem necessary to carry on the work of the Association. The President shall be ex officio a member of all committees.

ARTICLE VIII Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.

ARTICLE IX Amendment of Bylaws

These Bylaws can be amended at any regular meeting of the Association by a majority of those present and voting, provided that the amendment has been distributed to the members of the Association at least one month prior to the meeting at which it is to be voted on.


AACHT is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. One College Drive, Burns Hall 1423, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712 

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