SACC Matters!

The recent AAA Annual Meeting was, as usual, a great opportunity for Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges members to showcase their strengths. The Annual Meeting theme of Anthropology Matters encouraged presenters to move anthropology out of the rather siloed realm of academics into one that highlights the practical and highly relevant attributes of the discipline. […]

You Don’t Have to Attend Harvard to Hear Them Speak!

Brookdale Community College has had a long history of attracting guest speakers to its campus. One man in particular, history professor Jack Needles, put Brookdale on the map when it came to inviting well known people to our institution. He was what Jess Le Vine, another history professor who took over this task upon Jack Needle’s retirement, […]

Perspectives

An Open Access Introductory Anthropology Textbook This guest post by Nina Brown, Thomas McIlwraith, and Laura Tubelle de González announces the launch of what is probably the first open access textbook for an introduction to cultural anthropology course. [pquote]In breaking away from the typical commercial textbook publishing model, SACC assumed responsibility for coordinating many publishing […]

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 […]