Highlights from SACC Fest 2015

A’o aku. A’o mai. (Teach. Learn. Share.) The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges’ conference, SACC Fest 2015, was held in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i on March 2-5. The theme of the conference, “A’o aku. A’o mai. (Teach. Learn. Share),” was chosen to highlight our unique conference location and the foundation of our organization. The theme invited […]

Innovative Teaching Practices Maybe Worth Trying

The trend today is to find innovative and effective ways to improve student completion and retention rates. So many of our students never earn their degrees, instead they leave college with just a collection of credits. For community college students, this is particularly a problem because as open admission institutions we can’t really rely on […]

Launching a Career in Academia

The idea for this article was suggested to me by Lloyd Miller and was the result of a SACC listserv discussion initiated by Anthony Balzano, a professor of anthropology and sociology at Sussex County Community College in New York, on the issue of “launching a career in academia.” To prepare for the AAA meetings held […]