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  • Philip Stein
    Hi Gang! I m enjoying the discussion of the mission statement. My career is littered with mission statements, goals, objectives, outcomes, etc. One thing I
    Message 1 of 11 , Mar 21 2:16 PM
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      Hi Gang!



      I'm enjoying the discussion of the mission statement. My career is littered with mission statements, goals, objectives, outcomes, etc. One thing I have learned is that you must balance idealism with pragmatism. Sometimes it�s a good exercise to begin at the end and ask: What activities do you see SACC engaged in? Then follow this with: How do we write our mission statement so as to support what we want to do and how we want to do it?



      Externally, SACC represents the concerns of the community colleges to the larger anthropological community as represented by the AAA. As much as this relationship brings us grief, it is very important, which is why I feel that it is essential that we maintain our formal relationship with AAA and try to find a to coexist with their often #@$!!! regulations. We accomplish this by such activities as our column in Anthropology News, sponsoring sessions at the annual meeting, participating on AAA committees, educating AAA officers by inviting them to meetings, and so forth. We must also continue to develop collaborations with K-12 and universities.



      Our internal functions include organizing a community of cc anthropologists to provide for effective communication, provide activities to improve our knowledge and skills, participate in terrific annual meetings, etc.



      This type of discussion is essential as we ponder our participation in AnthroSource. Is SACC Notes an internal document by which we share our own thoughts and experiences through non-refereed articles? My �Flores Island� paper is certainly of this type. Or do we provide opportunities for our members to publish research and editorial articles for the larger anthropological community? The answer to our participation in AnthroSource lies in our mission statement.



      I�m looking forward to good discussion in Savannah! I�m arriving Tuesday evening and plan to spend Wednesday walking the streets, if anyone cares to join me.



      Phil



















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      Pamela Ford <pford@...> wrote:
      I agree. The settings provided (the list-serve, the meetings, Teaching
      Anthropology, and so on) do exactly what Cynthia said. Add "collaborate"
      and it seems a great mission description.

      Pamela Ford
      Chair, Department for World Studies
      Mt. San Jacinto College
      1499 N. State Street
      San Jacinto, CA 92583
      800.624-5561 x 1533
      951.487-6752 x 1533


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Lewine, Mark [mailto:mark.lewine@...]
      Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 12:26 PM
      To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [SACC-L] SACC Mission Statement


      Wonderful statement! I would suggest only that we add to the statement
      "encourage dialogue AND COLLABORATION
      among teachers...
      -----Original Message-----
      From: ninivaggic@... [mailto:ninivaggic@...]
      Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 12:48 PM
      To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [SACC-L] SACC Mission Statement







      Personally, I'd like to see the SACC mission statement be a little more
      assertive about the importance of effective teaching to the discipline, and
      to locate SACC at the center of that effort. Something along the lines of,
      "To provide a setting to encourage dialogue among teachers of anthropology
      across sub-disciplines and institutional settings; and to promote excellence
      in the teaching of anthropology."

      Cynthia



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      Thanks Rebecca,
      This can be are starting place. The first thing that strikes
      me is that this mission statement has a very broad scope in terms of the
      different levels of teachers it addresses as well as the activities that are
      included. Do we want to leave our mission statement broad or do we want to
      narrow the focus?







      Quoting "Rebecca L. Stein" :

      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Here's what is listed in our conference programs....
      >
      >
      >
      > The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) is a section
      > of
      >
      > the American Anthropological Association that was founded in 1978 to:
      >
      > stimulate communication among anthropologists and teachers of
      anthropology
      >
      > at community colleges, colleges, and pre-collegiate institutions; to
      foster
      >
      > instructional, curricular and program development in schools and aid
      > in
      the
      >
      > development of teaching; and, to publish and promote materials related
      > to
      >
      > anthropology and community colleges as well as other school settings.
      >
      > Members receive the publication Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      >
      > From: naftalyp@... [mailto:naftalyp@...]
      >
      > Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 4:23 PM
      >
      > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com; Leatha Johnson
      >
      > Cc: sacc-l@yahoogroups.com
      >
      > Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Mission Statement
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Hello Everyone,
      >
      > Last year in Montreal the SACC Executive Board
      >
      > decided
      >
      > to revisit the Mission Statement of our organization in light of the
      >
      > significant changes that are occurring within the American
      Anthropological
      >
      > Association. I was asked to lead this effort and had planned to
      > begin
      our
      >
      > discussion at our SACC Board and Business Meetings during the AAA
      > Annual
      >
      > Meeting in San Francisco. Well you know what happened there.
      > Although
      we
      >
      > did
      >
      > meet for a SACC Fall Meeting in the Bay Area, I didn't feel that
      > enough
      >
      > members
      >
      > were present to address this issue.
      >
      > This year in Savannah there will be an hour devoted to
      >
      > revising our mission
      >
      > statement during the meeting. Additionally, the topic may come up at
      > our
      >
      > Board
      >
      > or Business Meetings in a limited way. In order to facilitate the
      > effort
      to
      >
      > revisit our mission statement and to include members who will not be
      >
      > attending
      >
      > the Annual Meeting, I would like to begin the discussion of our
      > Mission
      >
      > Statement on-line during these next few days before the meeting in
      Savannah.
      >
      > I couldn't find any literature that explicitly lists
      > the
      >
      > SACC Mission
      >
      > Statement (if anyone knows where it is, please send it out on the
      >
      > list-serve)
      >
      > but here is the statement of purpose for our organization that is
      included
      >
      > in
      >
      > our By-Laws:
      >
      > The purpose of this organization shall be
      >
      > 1. a. to stimulate communication and co-operation among
      > anthropologists
      and
      >
      > teachers of anthropology in community colleges, colleges, and
      precollegiate
      >
      > institutions; and
      >
      > b. to stimulate instructional, curriculum, and program development in
      > the
      >
      > schools and to aid in the improvement of the teaching of anthropology.
      >
      >
      >
      > Please respond with any thoughts about the above,
      revisions,
      >
      > or new ideas for
      >
      > a mission statement. Thanks, Phil.
      >
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      >
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    • Lloyd Miller
      The AnthroSource contract requires that we have a mission statement and publish it on page 2 of SACC Notes, so I made a draft of a simple and very brief one
      Message 2 of 11 , Mar 23 3:20 PM
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        The AnthroSource contract requires that we have a mission statement and
        publish it on page 2 of SACC Notes, so I made a draft of a simple and
        very brief one along the lines of AAA's statement in the AN newsletter.
        I'll throw it into the hopper:

        Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes (TASN) is published semi-annually�in
        March and October�by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges.

        SACC's mission is to support and foster the teaching of introductory
        and undergraduate-level anthropology and the dissemination of
        anthropological knowledge at community colleges and other educational
        institutions.

        TASN advances this mission by providing members with information on
        teaching anthropology, current disciplinary trends and issues and
        general news of importance or interest to SACC.



        On Monday, March 21, 2005, at 02:26 PM, Lewine, Mark wrote:

        >
        > Wonderful statement! I would suggest only that we add to the
        > statement "encourage dialogue AND COLLABORATION
        > among teachers...
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: ninivaggic@... [mailto:ninivaggic@...]
        > Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 12:48 PM
        > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: RE: [SACC-L] SACC Mission Statement
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Personally, I'd like to see the SACC mission statement be a little
        > more assertive about the importance of effective teaching to the
        > discipline, and to locate SACC at the center of that effort. Something
        > along the lines of, "To provide a setting to encourage dialogue among
        > teachers of anthropology across sub-disciplines and institutional
        > settings; and to promote excellence in the teaching of anthropology."
        >
        > Cynthia
        >
        >
        >
        > naftalyp@sunyacc.
        > edu
        >
        > To
        > 03/21/2005 12:40 SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
        > PM
        > cc
        >
        >
        > Subject
        > Please respond to RE: [SACC-L] SACC Mission
        > Statement
        > SACC-L@yahoogroup
        > s.com
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Thanks Rebecca,
        > This can be are starting place. The first thing that
        > strikes me is that this mission statement has a very broad scope in
        > terms of the different levels of teachers it addresses as well as the
        > activities that are included. Do we want to leave our mission
        > statement broad or do we want to narrow the focus?
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Quoting "Rebecca L. Stein" <rls@...>:
        >
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >> Here's what is listed in our conference programs....
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >> The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) is a section
        >> of
        >>
        >> the American Anthropological Association that was founded in 1978 to:
        >>
        >> stimulate communication among anthropologists and teachers of
        > anthropology
        >>
        >> at community colleges, colleges, and pre-collegiate institutions; to
        > foster
        >>
        >> instructional, curricular and program development in schools and aid
        >> in
        > the
        >>
        >> development of teaching; and, to publish and promote materials related
        >> to
        >>
        >> anthropology and community colleges as well as other school settings.
        >>
        >> Members receive the publication Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes.
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >> -----Original Message-----
        >>
        >> From: naftalyp@... [mailto:naftalyp@...]
        >>
        >> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 4:23 PM
        >>
        >> To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com; Leatha Johnson
        >>
        >> Cc: sacc-l@yahoogroups.com
        >>
        >> Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Mission Statement
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >> Hello Everyone,
        >>
        >> ����������������������� Last year in Montreal the SACC Executive Board
        >>
        >> decided
        >>
        >> to revisit the Mission Statement of our organization in light of the
        >>
        >> significant changes that are occurring within the American
        > Anthropological
        >>
        >> Association.�� I was asked to lead this effort and had planned to
        >> begin
        > our
        >>
        >> discussion at our SACC Board and Business Meetings during the AAA
        >> Annual
        >>
        >> Meeting in San Francisco.� Well you know what happened there.�
        >> Although
        > we
        >>
        >> did
        >>
        >> meet for a SACC Fall Meeting in the Bay Area, I didn't feel that
        >> enough
        >>
        >> members
        >>
        >> were present to address this issue.
        >>
        >> ��������������� This year in Savannah there will be an hour devoted to
        >>
        >> revising our mission
        >>
        >> statement during the meeting.� Additionally, the topic may come up at
        >> our
        >>
        >> Board
        >>
        >> or Business Meetings in a limited way.� In order to facilitate the
        >> effort
        > to
        >>
        >> revisit our mission statement and to include members who will not be
        >>
        >> attending
        >>
        >> the Annual Meeting, I would like to begin the discussion of our
        >> Mission
        >>
        >> Statement on-line during these next few days before the meeting in
        > Savannah.
        >>
        >> ��������������� I couldn't find any literature that explicitly lists
        >> the
        >>
        >> SACC Mission
        >>
        >> Statement (if anyone knows where it is, please send it out on the
        >>
        >> list-serve)
        >>
        >> but here is the statement of purpose for our organization that is
        > included
        >>
        >> in
        >>
        >> our By-Laws:
        >>
        >> The purpose of this organization shall be
        >>
        >> 1. a. to stimulate communication and co-operation among
        >> anthropologists
        > and
        >>
        >> teachers of anthropology in community colleges, colleges, and
        > precollegiate
        >>
        >> institutions; and
        >>
        >> b. to stimulate instructional, curriculum, and program development in
        >> the
        >>
        >> schools and to aid in the improvement of the teaching of anthropology.
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >> ��������������� Please respond with any thoughts about the above,
        > revisions,
        >>
        >> or new ideas for
        >>
        >> a mission statement.� Thanks, Phil.
        >>
        >>
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        Sounds good to me-Mike Pavlik [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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          Sounds good to me-Mike Pavlik


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