SACCFest 2017

Participants attending SACCFest will be delighted to enjoy a first-class conference in Boise, Idaho April 5-8, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Student Engagement Equals Student Success: Strategies for Teaching and Learning Anthropology”. Papers and presentations will focus on pedagogical strategies and techniques for engaging and retaining students in our discipline among the various subfields. […]

Will Guided Pathways Knock Anthropology Out?

The college experience for many students today is fraught with an overabundance of choices and a financial burden practically unheard of twenty years ago. Community colleges have suffered significantly from certain aspects of these trends. They have relied for far too long on a paradigm that suggests community colleges should be all things to all people. That extremely broad mission […]

See You at SACCfest 2017 in Boise, Idaho

This month’s SACC Section News is an invite to join us at the April 2017 SACCfest. After its absence in 2016, the conference for the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) will be taking place in Boise, Idaho from April 6-9, 2017. Boise is a new destination for SACC members. It offers a wide variety […]

Reading and Writing for Anthropology Students

Recently I volunteered to lead a roundtable discussion that addressed how we evaluate our teaching effectiveness for Honors students. Preparing for that roundtable reminded me of the difficulties I typically face teaching and then evaluating students who arrive in my classes under-prepared for the rigor of college in several critical ways. They have difficulties navigating […]