The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies has released the “2012-13 Israel Studies Report and Directory.”
The Report and Directory builds on the work of previous directories through inclusion of aggregated course enrollment data and identification of faculty. A key change is the recognition and addition of upper-level Hebrew language courses as Israel-focused. The Directory this year documents three important findings about the field of Israel studies: growth in the number of Israel-focused courses, albeit at a slower rate than seen in the past; the importance of institutional and external support for professorships, chairs, centers, and programs to prepare scholars to teach in the field; and student demand for Israel-focused courses in enrollment numbers and the number of faculty teaching about Israel.
The complete report and directory are available here.