Engaged Anthropological Teaching

The Society for Anthropology in Community College (SACC) holds a biannual conference, SACCFest, to provide community college faculty with an opportunity to network and share ideas on best teaching practices. The “festival” includes a few days of paper presentations, meetings, and dinners, while the last day is set aside for a field trip for all […]

Five Fields Update

New Perspectives on Teaching and Practicing Anthropology The Five Fields Update Session for the AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC promises to deliver an intriguing look at current trends in anthropology.  In addition to the usual and valuable updates on what is happening delivered from specialists across the subfields, this year’s session will offer a […]

Is an Academic Calendar Change a Good Idea?

Recently our college’s Vice President for Learning presented the Deans and Department Chairs with an idea he has for improving student retention. He wants us to move from a more traditional academic calendar of two 15-week semesters that run during the spring and fall to two-7.5 week terms in each of the current 15-week semesters. […]