MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University Department of History Professor Dr. Kathy Callahan will be partnering with the College Board as an Advanced Placement (AP) Daily course lecturer. Dr. Callahan’s lecture will focus on the development of constitutional and absolutist political ideologies in 17th century Europe.
In response to the pandemic and the changing needs of students and educators, the College Board is partnering with college professors from more than 200 universities nationwide, from Cornell to Harvard to Murray State, to provide free, online AP Daily videos available to millions of students around the world seeking to challenge themselves with college-level coursework, whether they are learning in-person, remotely or in blended learning environments.
AP Daily videos will also feature more than 300 of the world’s top Advanced Placement teachers, are each about ten minutes long, and cover every topic and skill that will appear on AP exams. This year, for the first time , if an AP student misses a day of class, falls behind, or is simply struggling with a particular topic, that student can get free help anytime, anywhere. Practice questions accompany each video, giving AP students personalized feedback so they can stay on track to earn college credit. Students can view the videos independently, or AP teachers can assign AP Daily videos as homework, freeing up class time for conversation, connections and critical thinking, rather than mere content coverage.
AP courses and exams offer significant benefits to high school students while preparing them for the educational landscape of college. AP students are able to join the university community and make an immediate impression in their courses. Given the impact of COVID-19 on instruction and learning, the college students of tomorrow need innovative programs like this, and Dr. Callahan and other AP Daily lecturers play a critical role.
“To have such a talented professor contributing as an AP Daily lecturer is truly a benefit to the students and the entire educational community. As a subject matter expert, professor Callahan will be able to share the depth and breadth of her knowledge with high school students who are up for the challenge,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President AP and Instruction, College Board. “We are thrilled to partner with Murray State and Dr. Callahan to help prepare these students for the opportunities provided by higher education.”