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  • Dianne Chidester
    I am, of course, right down to the wire of getting the Annual Report submitted. Do any of you have anything you want to have placed in the AR? I especially
    Message 1 of 14 , Jan 17, 2006
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      I am, of course, right down to the wire of getting the Annual Report submitted. Do any of you have anything you want to have placed in the AR?

      I especially want to hear about
      Outreach efforts both International and Domestic, i.e. other Sections, other scholarly societies, government agencies, publicl education, etc.

      Collaborations with other Sections.

      This is to be a very brief (1-2 pages) report.

      Thanks.

      Dianne

      Dianne Lynn Chidester
      Anthropology & Sociology
      Greenville Technical College
      506 S. Pleasantburg Dr.
      Greenville, SC 29607

      864-250-8729 (office)

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    • Sullivan, Tim
      SACC Colleagues: First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and
      Message 2 of 14 , Jan 4, 2014
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        SACC Colleagues:
        First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
        I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
        Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
        Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
        Namaste,
        Tim

        [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      • Sullivan, Tim
        Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn t take attachments. Please see below........ Tim American Anthropological Association Section Annual
        Message 3 of 14 , Jan 4, 2014
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          Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
          Tim

          American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
          Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges
          Submitted by:
          Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...

          Board Members:
          • Tim Sullivan (President) – tsullivan@...
          • Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) – lagonzal@...
          • Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) – annbrag@...
          • Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development) mcilwraith@...
          • Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
          • Nicole Ives (Secretary) – nives@...
          • Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative) Dianne.Chidester@...
          • Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) – AKCahoon@...
          • Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) – lloyd.miller@...
          Membership
          Provide the most recent membership numbers.
          As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
          List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your Section membership.
          SACC membership has been declining for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
          Finances:
          Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
          Publication sponsored budgets:

          Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership – namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year’s annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.

          Sessions:
          AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
          Session Type: Special Events
          Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting


          Session Type: Special Events
          Session: SACC Business Meeting

          Session Type: Special Events
          Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.

          Session Type: Invited
          Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE

          Session Type: Invited
          Session: “I LOVE IT WHEN YOU..” TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY

          Awards
          No awards were given in 2013.

          Meetings
          Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or community engagement grant?
          No.

          Spring Meeting Activities
          SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 – 13, 2013, at Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
          Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught “The Case of the Missing Face.” In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
          That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.

          Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his “E Skeletons” and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day’s activities.

          Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the “Anthropology of Immigration.” This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
          Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie’s BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle’s flagship, LaBelle, the only ‘dry’ excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.

          Mentorship:
          • SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
          • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.

          Early Career Scholars:
          • SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
          • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.

          Independent Scholar
          SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.

          Outreach:
          • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
          • SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.

          Communications:
          • SACC’s website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
          • SACC’s facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
          • SACC’s listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
          • Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.


          Governance:
          • Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
          • A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President, has been appointed to that position.

          Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
          • Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.

          Initiatives:
          What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?

          • Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
          • Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the number of ‘fans’ on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
          • The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in Burlington, Vermont.















          ________________________________________
          From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
          Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
          To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report

          SACC Colleagues:
          First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
          I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
          Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
          Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
          Namaste,
          Tim

          [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        • Lloyd Miller
          Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the Communications section title, SACC s website ùthe preposition of is
          Message 4 of 14 , Jan 6, 2014
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            Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"—the preposition "of" is spelled "fo."

            Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York City's seven community colleges.

            Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send one.

            Lloyd


            On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:

            > Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
            > Tim
            >
            > American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
            > Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges
            > Submitted by:
            > Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...
            >
            > Board Members:
            > • Tim Sullivan (President) – tsullivan@...
            > • Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) – lagonzal@...
            > • Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) – annbrag@...
            > • Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development) mcilwraith@...
            > • Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
            > • Nicole Ives (Secretary) – nives@...
            > • Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative) Dianne.Chidester@...
            > • Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) – AKCahoon@...
            > • Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) – lloyd.miller@...
            > Membership
            > Provide the most recent membership numbers.
            > As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
            > List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your Section membership.
            > SACC membership has been declining for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
            > Finances:
            > Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
            > Publication sponsored budgets:
            >
            > Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership – namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year’s annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
            >
            > Sessions:
            > AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
            > Session Type: Special Events
            > Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
            >
            >
            > Session Type: Special Events
            > Session: SACC Business Meeting
            >
            > Session Type: Special Events
            > Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
            >
            > Session Type: Invited
            > Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
            >
            > Session Type: Invited
            > Session: “I LOVE IT WHEN YOU..” TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY
            >
            > Awards
            > No awards were given in 2013.
            >
            > Meetings
            > Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or community engagement grant?
            > No.
            >
            > Spring Meeting Activities
            > SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 – 13, 2013, at Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
            > Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught “The Case of the Missing Face.” In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
            > That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
            >
            > Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his “E Skeletons” and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day’s activities.
            >
            > Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the “Anthropology of Immigration.” This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
            > Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie’s BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle’s flagship, LaBelle, the only ‘dry’ excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
            >
            > Mentorship:
            > • SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
            > • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
            >
            > Early Career Scholars:
            > • SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
            > • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
            >
            > Independent Scholar
            > SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
            >
            > Outreach:
            > • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
            > • SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
            >
            > Communications:
            > • SACC’s website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
            > • SACC’s facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
            > • SACC’s listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
            > • Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.
            >
            >
            > Governance:
            > • Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
            > • A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President, has been appointed to that position.
            >
            > Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
            > • Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
            >
            > Initiatives:
            > What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?
            >
            > • Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
            > • Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the number of ‘fans’ on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
            > • The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in Burlington, Vermont.
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
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            > ________________________________________
            > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
            > Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
            > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
            > Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
            >
            > SACC Colleagues:
            > First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
            > I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
            > Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
            > Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
            > Namaste,
            > Tim
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
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            >
            > Find out more at our web site http://saccweb.net/ Yahoo Groups Links
            >
            >
            >
          • <dianne.chidester@...>
            The focus on graduation rates really causes problems for me. Just so y all know, I am a community college FAILURE! I did not graduate. Instead I left the
            Message 5 of 14 , Jan 6, 2014
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              The focus on graduation rates really causes problems for me. Just so y'all know, I am a community college FAILURE! I did not graduate. Instead I left the community college to get more anthropology classes at UNC-G. How many of our students get what they need without getting a degree?

              Happy New Year!

              Dianne

              -----Original Message-----
              From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lloyd Miller
              Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 7:32 AM
              To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report

              Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"-the preposition "of" is spelled "fo."

              Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York City's seven community colleges.

              Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send one.

              Lloyd


              On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:

              > Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
              > Tim
              >
              > American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
              > Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges Submitted by:
              > Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...
              >
              > Board Members:
              > * Tim Sullivan (President) - tsullivan@...
              > * Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) - lagonzal@...
              > * Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) - annbrag@...
              > * Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development) mcilwraith@...
              > * Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
              > * Nicole Ives (Secretary) - nives@...
              > * Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative) Dianne.Chidester@...
              > * Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) - AKCahoon@...
              > * Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) - lloyd.miller@...
              > Membership
              > Provide the most recent membership numbers.
              > As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
              > List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your Section membership.
              > SACC membership has been declining for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
              > Finances:
              > Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
              > Publication sponsored budgets:
              >
              > Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership - namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year's annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
              >
              > Sessions:
              > AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
              > Session Type: Special Events
              > Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
              >
              >
              > Session Type: Special Events
              > Session: SACC Business Meeting
              >
              > Session Type: Special Events
              > Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
              >
              > Session Type: Invited
              > Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
              >
              > Session Type: Invited
              > Session: "I LOVE IT WHEN YOU.." TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY
              >
              > Awards
              > No awards were given in 2013.
              >
              > Meetings
              > Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or community engagement grant?
              > No.
              >
              > Spring Meeting Activities
              > SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 - 13, 2013, at Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
              > Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught "The Case of the Missing Face." In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
              > That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
              >
              > Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his "E Skeletons" and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day's activities.
              >
              > Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the "Anthropology of Immigration." This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
              > Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie's BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle's flagship, LaBelle, the only 'dry' excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
              >
              > Mentorship:
              > * SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
              > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
              >
              > Early Career Scholars:
              > * SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
              > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
              >
              > Independent Scholar
              > SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
              >
              > Outreach:
              > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
              > * SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
              >
              > Communications:
              > * SACC's website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
              > * SACC's facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
              > * SACC's listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
              > * Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.
              >
              >
              > Governance:
              > * Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
              > * A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President, has been appointed to that position.
              >
              > Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
              > * Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
              >
              > Initiatives:
              > What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?
              >
              > * Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
              > * Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the number of 'fans' on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
              > * The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in Burlington, Vermont.
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > ________________________________________
              > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of
              > Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
              > Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
              > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
              > Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
              >
              > SACC Colleagues:
              > First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
              > I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
              > Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
              > Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
              > Namaste,
              > Tim
              >
              > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > ------------------------------------
              >
              > Find out more at our web site http://saccweb.net/ Yahoo Groups Links
              >
              >
              >



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            • Karen L. Muir
              Ohio is now considering transfer students (from 2 year to 4 year) as successful - a step in the right direction. Altho research does show that students who
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                Ohio is now considering transfer students (from 2 year to 4 year) as "successful" - a step in the right direction.

                Altho research does show that students who get an associate degree are better retained and more likely to degree complete at their transfer schools..... so still a good idea to facilitate that!



                From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com <SACC-L@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of dianne.chidester@... <dianne.chidester@...>
                Sent: Monday, January 6, 2014 8:55 AM
                To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: RE: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
                 
                 

                The focus on graduation rates really causes problems for me. Just so y'all know, I am a community college FAILURE! I did not graduate. Instead I left the community college to get more anthropology classes at UNC-G. How many of our students get what they need without getting a degree?

                Happy New Year!

                Dianne

                -----Original Message-----
                From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lloyd Miller
                Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 7:32 AM
                To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: Re: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report

                Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"-the preposition "of" is spelled "fo."

                Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York City's seven community colleges.

                Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send one.

                Lloyd

                On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:

                > Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
                > Tim
                >
                > American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
                > Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges Submitted by:
                > Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...
                >
                > Board Members:
                > * Tim Sullivan (President) - tsullivan@...
                > * Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) - lagonzal@...
                > * Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) - annbrag@...
                > * Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development) mcilwraith@...
                > * Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
                > * Nicole Ives (Secretary) - nives@...
                > * Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative) Dianne.Chidester@...
                > * Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) - AKCahoon@...
                > * Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) - lloyd.miller@...
                > Membership
                > Provide the most recent membership numbers.
                > As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
                > List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your Section membership.
                > SACC membership has been declining for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
                > Finances:
                > Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
                > Publication sponsored budgets:
                >
                > Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership - namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year's annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
                >
                > Sessions:
                > AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
                > Session Type: Special Events
                > Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
                >
                >
                > Session Type: Special Events
                > Session: SACC Business Meeting
                >
                > Session Type: Special Events
                > Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                >
                > Session Type: Invited
                > Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
                >
                > Session Type: Invited
                > Session: "I LOVE IT WHEN YOU.." TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY
                >
                > Awards
                > No awards were given in 2013.
                >
                > Meetings
                > Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or community engagement grant?
                > No.
                >
                > Spring Meeting Activities
                > SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 - 13, 2013, at Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
                > Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught "The Case of the Missing Face." In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
                > That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
                >
                > Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his "E Skeletons" and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day's activities.
                >
                > Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the "Anthropology of Immigration." This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
                > Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie's BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle's flagship, LaBelle, the only 'dry' excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
                >
                > Mentorship:
                > * SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
                > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                >
                > Early Career Scholars:
                > * SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
                > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                >
                > Independent Scholar
                > SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                >
                > Outreach:
                > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                > * SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                >
                > Communications:
                > * SACC's website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
                > * SACC's facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
                > * SACC's listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
                > * Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.
                >
                >
                > Governance:
                > * Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
                > * A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President, has been appointed to that position.
                >
                > Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
                > * Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
                >
                > Initiatives:
                > What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?
                >
                > * Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
                > * Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the number of 'fans' on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
                > * The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in Burlington, Vermont.
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > ________________________________________
                > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of
                > Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
                > Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
                > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                > Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
                >
                > SACC Colleagues:
                > First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
                > I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
                > Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
                > Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
                > Namaste,
                > Tim
                >
                > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > ------------------------------------
                >
                > Find out more at our web site http://saccweb.net/ Yahoo Groups Links
                >
                >
                >

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              • Sullivan, Tim
                Thanks for catching that Lloyd. Yes, would like a copy of that article. I would like to share it with a few colleagues at my college. Tim
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                  Thanks for catching that Lloyd. Yes, would like a copy of that article. I would like to share it with a few colleagues at my college.
                  Tim
                  ________________________________________
                  From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Lloyd Miller [lloyd.miller@...]
                  Sent: Monday, January 6, 2014 6:32 AM
                  To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: Re: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report

                  Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"—the preposition "of" is spelled "fo."

                  Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York City's seven community colleges.

                  Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send one.

                  Lloyd


                  On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:

                  > Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
                  > Tim
                  >
                  > American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
                  > Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges
                  > Submitted by:
                  > Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...
                  >
                  > Board Members:
                  > • Tim Sullivan (President) – tsullivan@...
                  > • Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) – lagonzal@...
                  > • Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) – annbrag@...
                  > • Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development) mcilwraith@...
                  > • Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
                  > • Nicole Ives (Secretary) – nives@...
                  > • Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative) Dianne.Chidester@...
                  > • Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) – AKCahoon@...
                  > • Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) – lloyd.miller@...
                  > Membership
                  > Provide the most recent membership numbers.
                  > As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
                  > List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your Section membership.
                  > SACC membership has been declining for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
                  > Finances:
                  > Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
                  > Publication sponsored budgets:
                  >
                  > Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership – namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year’s annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
                  >
                  > Sessions:
                  > AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
                  > Session Type: Special Events
                  > Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
                  >
                  >
                  > Session Type: Special Events
                  > Session: SACC Business Meeting
                  >
                  > Session Type: Special Events
                  > Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                  >
                  > Session Type: Invited
                  > Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
                  >
                  > Session Type: Invited
                  > Session: “I LOVE IT WHEN YOU..” TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY
                  >
                  > Awards
                  > No awards were given in 2013.
                  >
                  > Meetings
                  > Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or community engagement grant?
                  > No.
                  >
                  > Spring Meeting Activities
                  > SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 – 13, 2013, at Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
                  > Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught “The Case of the Missing Face.” In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
                  > That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
                  >
                  > Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his “E Skeletons” and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day’s activities.
                  >
                  > Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the “Anthropology of Immigration.” This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
                  > Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie’s BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle’s flagship, LaBelle, the only ‘dry’ excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
                  >
                  > Mentorship:
                  > • SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
                  > • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                  >
                  > Early Career Scholars:
                  > • SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
                  > • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                  >
                  > Independent Scholar
                  > SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                  >
                  > Outreach:
                  > • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                  > • SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                  >
                  > Communications:
                  > • SACC’s website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
                  > • SACC’s facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
                  > • SACC’s listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
                  > • Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.
                  >
                  >
                  > Governance:
                  > • Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
                  > • A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President, has been appointed to that position.
                  >
                  > Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
                  > • Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
                  >
                  > Initiatives:
                  > What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?
                  >
                  > • Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
                  > • Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the number of ‘fans’ on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
                  > • The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in Burlington, Vermont.
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ________________________________________
                  > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
                  > Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
                  > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                  > Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
                  >
                  > SACC Colleagues:
                  > First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
                  > I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
                  > Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
                  > Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
                  > Namaste,
                  > Tim
                  >
                  > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
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                • Sullivan, Tim
                  That is the very point many of us at my own institution have tried to make to the powers that be. While some in our admin get it, they seem to be reluctant to
                  Message 8 of 14 , Jan 6, 2014
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                    That is the very point many of us at my own institution have tried to make to the powers that be. While some in our admin get it, they seem to be reluctant to buck the system. As in most states, here in Texas, it seems that the state leg is pushing for this in terms of money... and the latest tactic is to tie reimbursement to graduation rates. FYI, my wife, Patricia, would be considered a failure as well; she transferred courses from a cc , without an AA, and went on to get her BA. I also know of several students whose main goal is only to get key courses that will help them with their jobs, or to get a job; which ought to delight the law makers. Somehow, we have become increasingly "McDonaldized" (as G. Ritzer says), and fail to see the 'outliers' that don't fit our predetermined outcome.
                    Tim
                    ________________________________________
                    From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of dianne.chidester@... [dianne.chidester@...]
                    Sent: Monday, January 6, 2014 7:55 AM
                    To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: RE: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report

                    The focus on graduation rates really causes problems for me. Just so y'all know, I am a community college FAILURE! I did not graduate. Instead I left the community college to get more anthropology classes at UNC-G. How many of our students get what they need without getting a degree?

                    Happy New Year!

                    Dianne

                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lloyd Miller
                    Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 7:32 AM
                    To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: Re: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report

                    Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"-the preposition "of" is spelled "fo."

                    Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York City's seven community colleges.

                    Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send one.

                    Lloyd

                    On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:

                    > Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
                    > Tim
                    >
                    > American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
                    > Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges Submitted by:
                    > Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...
                    >
                    > Board Members:
                    > * Tim Sullivan (President) - tsullivan@...
                    > * Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) - lagonzal@...
                    > * Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) - annbrag@...
                    > * Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development) mcilwraith@...
                    > * Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
                    > * Nicole Ives (Secretary) - nives@...
                    > * Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative) Dianne.Chidester@...
                    > * Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) - AKCahoon@...
                    > * Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) - lloyd.miller@...
                    > Membership
                    > Provide the most recent membership numbers.
                    > As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
                    > List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your Section membership.
                    > SACC membership has been declining for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
                    > Finances:
                    > Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
                    > Publication sponsored budgets:
                    >
                    > Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership - namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year's annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
                    >
                    > Sessions:
                    > AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
                    > Session Type: Special Events
                    > Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
                    >
                    >
                    > Session Type: Special Events
                    > Session: SACC Business Meeting
                    >
                    > Session Type: Special Events
                    > Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                    >
                    > Session Type: Invited
                    > Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
                    >
                    > Session Type: Invited
                    > Session: "I LOVE IT WHEN YOU.." TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY
                    >
                    > Awards
                    > No awards were given in 2013.
                    >
                    > Meetings
                    > Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or community engagement grant?
                    > No.
                    >
                    > Spring Meeting Activities
                    > SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 - 13, 2013, at Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
                    > Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught "The Case of the Missing Face." In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
                    > That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
                    >
                    > Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his "E Skeletons" and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day's activities.
                    >
                    > Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the "Anthropology of Immigration." This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
                    > Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie's BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle's flagship, LaBelle, the only 'dry' excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
                    >
                    > Mentorship:
                    > * SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
                    > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                    >
                    > Early Career Scholars:
                    > * SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
                    > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                    >
                    > Independent Scholar
                    > SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                    >
                    > Outreach:
                    > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                    > * SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                    >
                    > Communications:
                    > * SACC's website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
                    > * SACC's facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
                    > * SACC's listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
                    > * Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.
                    >
                    >
                    > Governance:
                    > * Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
                    > * A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President, has been appointed to that position.
                    >
                    > Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
                    > * Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
                    >
                    > Initiatives:
                    > What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?
                    >
                    > * Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
                    > * Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the number of 'fans' on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
                    > * The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in Burlington, Vermont.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ________________________________________
                    > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of
                    > Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
                    > Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
                    > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                    > Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
                    >
                    > SACC Colleagues:
                    > First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
                    > I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
                    > Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
                    > Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
                    > Namaste,
                    > Tim
                    >
                    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ------------------------------------
                    >
                    > Find out more at our web site http://saccweb.net/ Yahoo Groups Links
                    >
                    >
                    >

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                  • Mark Lewine
                    Yes Diane, I too am counted as a ‘failure’ in that I never took an Associate’s degree, simply transferred for a Bachelor’s degree...typical ‘bad
                    Message 9 of 14 , Jan 6, 2014
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                      Yes Diane, I too am counted as a ‘failure’ in that I never took an Associate’s degree, simply transferred for a Bachelor’s degree...typical ‘bad science’ research fueled by Gates and other well-intentioned billionaire ideas with yes-men flunkies in ‘educational research’ like Mark Milliron, who string along a “data driven” plan to fit the going acronym...”achieve the dream”, “percentage of graduates”, are only the last of a long line of wasted resources and dangerously bad social science...faculty are not even consulted unless they buy in upfront. Goal-oriented planning in education is supportable if we encourage and help students form their own short and long-term goals...associates degree is only one of those goals and often not involved. How many two year tech and vocational programs require the actual degree?  Perhaps some added it, but it was not included in many of the programs when I was dept. head...
                      A second serious problem in the ‘bad’ research going on related to cc’s is longitudinal limits...when this trend started I had been consulting for AAA with NSF for community college involved educational planning projects.  I asked one question over and over: how long do you collect data in your studies on the ‘outcomes’ of individual student successes or failures?  The answer was four years.  (six years was the longest answer given for a few of these studies)  Well, when we were studying whether to go to semesters from quarters at my college, I looked at research (often qualitative) on student outcomes in low-income target populations, particularly for single-parent mothers and found that a common pattern of “persistence” rates for community college students who fit the aforementioned demographic was: 4-6 years to complete quarter systems (temporary drop outs were common due to children’s health problems, mother’s job demands, other such issues that affect low-income students much more than higher-income student populations.)  One clear example of the counter-productive and contradictory patterns involved with elite research to fit elite defined ‘research’ questions was observed by me doing ‘fieldwork’ at my college: our president decided to wipe out all daycare programs at our campuses...since we were now creating campuses in upper-middle class areas, she thought it was not a priority anymore...(read ‘mission change’) even though her decision to go to semesters and to end daycare struck directly at the single-parent mothers opportunities for positive outcomes...now the average time to graduate became 6-8 years.  My report to the NSF committee was “redefine persistence” and “successful outcomes” so you can change the counting of those mothers who ‘graduate’ or achieve certification or transfer success from ‘failures’ to successes. 
                       
                       
                      Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 8:55 AM
                      Subject: RE: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
                       
                       

                      The focus on graduation rates really causes problems for me. Just so y'all know, I am a community college FAILURE! I did not graduate. Instead I left the community college to get more anthropology classes at UNC-G. How many of our students get what they need without getting a degree?

                      Happy New Year!

                      Dianne

                      -----Original Message-----
                      From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lloyd Miller
                      Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 7:32 AM
                      To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: Re: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report

                      Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"-the preposition "of" is spelled "fo."

                      Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York City's seven community colleges.

                      Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send one.

                      Lloyd

                      On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:

                      > Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the
                      list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
                      > Tim
                      >
                      > American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
                      > Society
                      for Anthropology in Community Colleges Submitted by:
                      > Tim Sullivan -
                      tsullivan@...
                      >
                      > Board Members:
                      > * Tim Sullivan
                      (President) - tsullivan@...
                      > * Laura T. Gonzales (Past President)
                      - lagonzal@...
                      > * Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) -
                      annbrag@...
                      > * Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and
                      Development) mcilwraith@...
                      > * Melvin Johnson (Treasurer)
                      majohns1@...
                      > * Nicole Ives (Secretary) - nives@...
                      > * Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative)
                      Dianne.Chidester@...
                      > * Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA
                      Representative) - AKCahoon@...
                      > * Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor,
                      AN; Editor, SACC Notes) - lloyd.miller@...
                      > Membership
                      >
                      Provide the most recent membership numbers.
                      > As of September 2013, the
                      membership count is 159.
                      > List any factors you think may be increasing or
                      decreasing your Section membership.
                      > SACC membership has been declining
                      for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
                      > Finances:
                      > Financial balance September, 2013:
                      $47,514
                      > Publication sponsored budgets:
                      >
                      > Factors
                      affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership - namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year's annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
                      >
                      > Sessions:
                      > AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special
                      events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
                      > Session Type:
                      Special Events
                      > Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
                      >
                      >
                      > Session Type: Special Events
                      > Session: SACC Business
                      Meeting
                      >
                      > Session Type: Special Events
                      > Chicago Area
                      School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                      >
                      >
                      Session Type: Invited
                      > Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
                      >
                      >
                      Session Type: Invited
                      > Session: "I LOVE IT WHEN YOU.." TEACHING TIPS FROM
                      FACULTY
                      >
                      > Awards
                      > No awards were given in 2013.
                      >
                      > Meetings
                      > Did your section request a meeting registration waiver
                      or community engagement grant?
                      > No.
                      >
                      > Spring Meeting
                      Activities
                      > SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 - 13, 2013, at
                      Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
                      > Wednesday, April 10: Forensic
                      Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught "The Case of the Missing Face." In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
                      > That
                      afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
                      >
                      > Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official
                      day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his "E Skeletons" and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day's activities.
                      >
                      > Friday, April 12: After a hot
                      breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the "Anthropology of Immigration." This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
                      > Saturday, April 13: The day
                      began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie's BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle's flagship, LaBelle, the only 'dry' excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
                      >
                      > Mentorship:
                      > *
                      SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
                      > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and
                      listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                      >
                      > Early Career
                      Scholars:
                      > * SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC
                      Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
                      > * SACC's
                      website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                      >
                      > Independent Scholar
                      > SACC's website, facebook
                      page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                      >
                      >
                      Outreach:
                      > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv
                      provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                      > * SACC participated in Chicago Area
                      School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                      >
                      > Communications:
                      > * SACC's
                      website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
                      > * SACC's facebook page
                      and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
                      > * SACC's listserv provides information,
                      discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
                      > * Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology:
                      SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      Governance:
                      > * Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the
                      Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
                      > * A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past
                      President, has been appointed to that position.
                      >
                      > Changes in
                      by-laws or governance structure.
                      > * Amendments to the by-laws, approved
                      by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
                      >
                      > Initiatives:
                      > What
                      initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?
                      >
                      > * Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of
                      textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
                      > * Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a
                      growth in the number of 'fans' on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
                      > * The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in
                      Burlington, Vermont.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > ________________________________________
                      > From:
                      SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of
                      > Sullivan,
                      Tim [tsullivan@...]
                      > Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19
                      PM
                      > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                      > Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual
                      Report
                      >
                      > SACC Colleagues:
                      > First of all, a Happy New Year
                      wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
                      > I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual
                      Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
                      > Two important points come immediately to mind
                      that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
                      > Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the
                      years.
                      > Namaste,
                      > Tim
                      >
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                      message have been removed]
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                      Mark, et al: Please follow this link to see an article relevant to our current discussion:
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                        Mark, et al:
                        Please follow this link to see an article relevant to our current discussion: http://diverseeducation.com/article/59873/?utm_campaign=Diverse%20Newsletter%203&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elq=a43f009ebb8a4d0e9d6b25b6004c60f3&elqCampaignId=173
                        Tim
                        ________________________________________
                        From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Mark Lewine [mlewine@...]
                        Sent: Monday, January 6, 2014 10:37 AM
                        To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: Re: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report

                        Yes Diane, I too am counted as a ‘failure’ in that I never took an Associate’s degree, simply transferred for a Bachelor’s degree...typical ‘bad science’ research fueled by Gates and other well-intentioned billionaire ideas with yes-men flunkies in ‘educational research’ like Mark Milliron, who string along a “data driven” plan to fit the going acronym...”achieve the dream”, “percentage of graduates”, are only the last of a long line of wasted resources and dangerously bad social science...faculty are not even consulted unless they buy in upfront. Goal-oriented planning in education is supportable if we encourage and help students form their own short and long-term goals...associates degree is only one of those goals and often not involved. How many two year tech and vocational programs require the actual degree? Perhaps some added it, but it was not included in many of the programs when I was dept. head...
                        A second serious problem in the ‘bad’ research going on related to cc’s is longitudinal limits...when this trend started I had been consulting for AAA with NSF for community college involved educational planning projects. I asked one question over and over: how long do you collect data in your studies on the ‘outcomes’ of individual student successes or failures? The answer was four years. (six years was the longest answer given for a few of these studies) Well, when we were studying whether to go to semesters from quarters at my college, I looked at research (often qualitative) on student outcomes in low-income target populations, particularly for single-parent mothers and found that a common pattern of “persistence” rates for community college students who fit the aforementioned demographic was: 4-6 years to complete quarter systems (temporary drop outs were common due to children’s health problems, mother’s job demands, other such issues that affect low-income students much more than higher-income student populations.) One clear example of the counter-productive and contradictory patterns involved with elite research to fit elite defined ‘research’ questions was observed by me doing ‘fieldwork’ at my college: our president decided to wipe out all daycare programs at our campuses...since we were now creating campuses in upper-middle class areas, she thought it was not a priority anymore...(read ‘mission change’) even though her decision to go to semesters and to end daycare struck directly at the single-parent mothers opportunities for positive outcomes...now the average time to graduate became 6-8 years. My report to the NSF committee was “redefine persistence” and “successful outcomes” so you can change the counting of those mothers who ‘graduate’ or achieve certification or transfer success from ‘failures’ to successes.


                        From: dianne.chidester@...<mailto:dianne.chidester@...>
                        Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 8:55 AM
                        To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com<mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com>
                        Subject: RE: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report



                        The focus on graduation rates really causes problems for me. Just so y'all know, I am a community college FAILURE! I did not graduate. Instead I left the community college to get more anthropology classes at UNC-G. How many of our students get what they need without getting a degree?

                        Happy New Year!

                        Dianne

                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lloyd Miller
                        Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 7:32 AM
                        To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: Re: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report

                        Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"-the preposition "of" is spelled "fo."

                        Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York City's seven community colleges.

                        Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send one.

                        Lloyd

                        On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:

                        > Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
                        > Tim
                        >
                        > American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
                        > Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges Submitted by:
                        > Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...
                        >
                        > Board Members:
                        > * Tim Sullivan (President) - tsullivan@...
                        > * Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) - lagonzal@...
                        > * Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) - annbrag@...
                        > * Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development) mcilwraith@...
                        > * Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
                        > * Nicole Ives (Secretary) - nives@...
                        > * Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative) Dianne.Chidester@...
                        > * Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) - AKCahoon@...
                        > * Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) - lloyd.miller@...
                        > Membership
                        > Provide the most recent membership numbers.
                        > As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
                        > List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your Section membership.
                        > SACC membership has been declining for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
                        > Finances:
                        > Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
                        > Publication sponsored budgets:
                        >
                        > Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership - namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year's annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
                        >
                        > Sessions:
                        > AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
                        > Session Type: Special Events
                        > Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
                        >
                        >
                        > Session Type: Special Events
                        > Session: SACC Business Meeting
                        >
                        > Session Type: Special Events
                        > Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                        >
                        > Session Type: Invited
                        > Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
                        >
                        > Session Type: Invited
                        > Session: "I LOVE IT WHEN YOU.." TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY
                        >
                        > Awards
                        > No awards were given in 2013.
                        >
                        > Meetings
                        > Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or community engagement grant?
                        > No.
                        >
                        > Spring Meeting Activities
                        > SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 - 13, 2013, at Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
                        > Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught "The Case of the Missing Face." In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
                        > That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
                        >
                        > Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his "E Skeletons" and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day's activities.
                        >
                        > Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the "Anthropology of Immigration." This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
                        > Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie's BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle's flagship, LaBelle, the only 'dry' excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
                        >
                        > Mentorship:
                        > * SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
                        > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                        >
                        > Early Career Scholars:
                        > * SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
                        > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                        >
                        > Independent Scholar
                        > SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                        >
                        > Outreach:
                        > * SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                        > * SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                        >
                        > Communications:
                        > * SACC's website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
                        > * SACC's facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
                        > * SACC's listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
                        > * Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.
                        >
                        >
                        > Governance:
                        > * Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
                        > * A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President, has been appointed to that position.
                        >
                        > Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
                        > * Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
                        >
                        > Initiatives:
                        > What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?
                        >
                        > * Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
                        > * Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the number of 'fans' on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
                        > * The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in Burlington, Vermont.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > ________________________________________
                        > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of
                        > Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
                        > Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
                        > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                        > Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
                        >
                        > SACC Colleagues:
                        > First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
                        > I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
                        > Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
                        > Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
                        > Namaste,
                        > Tim
                        >
                        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
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                        Lloyd-- Do you think we should emphasize degree completion at CC s? If so, would this benefit students in expediting their transfer and completion of a 4-yr
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                          Lloyd--

                          Do you think we should emphasize degree completion at CC's? If so, would this benefit students in expediting their transfer and completion of a 4-yr degree? Or would this primarily be to benefit the survival of public community colleges so they wouldn't convert to for-profit businesses?

                          Kent


                          On Jan 6, 2014, at 4:32 AM, Lloyd Miller wrote:

                          > Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"—the preposition "of" is spelled "fo."
                          >
                          > Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York City's seven community colleges.
                          >
                          > Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send one.
                          >
                          > Lloyd
                          >
                          >
                          > On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:
                          >
                          >> Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
                          >> Tim
                          >>
                          >> American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
                          >> Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges
                          >> Submitted by:
                          >> Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...
                          >>
                          >> Board Members:
                          >> • Tim Sullivan (President) – tsullivan@...
                          >> • Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) – lagonzal@...
                          >> • Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) – annbrag@...
                          >> • Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development) mcilwraith@...
                          >> • Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
                          >> • Nicole Ives (Secretary) – nives@...
                          >> • Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative) Dianne.Chidester@...
                          >> • Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) – AKCahoon@...
                          >> • Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) – lloyd.miller@...
                          >> Membership
                          >> Provide the most recent membership numbers.
                          >> As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
                          >> List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your Section membership.
                          >> SACC membership has been declining for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
                          >> Finances:
                          >> Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
                          >> Publication sponsored budgets:
                          >>
                          >> Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership – namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year’s annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
                          >>
                          >> Sessions:
                          >> AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
                          >> Session Type: Special Events
                          >> Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
                          >>
                          >>
                          >> Session Type: Special Events
                          >> Session: SACC Business Meeting
                          >>
                          >> Session Type: Special Events
                          >> Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                          >>
                          >> Session Type: Invited
                          >> Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
                          >>
                          >> Session Type: Invited
                          >> Session: “I LOVE IT WHEN YOU..” TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY
                          >>
                          >> Awards
                          >> No awards were given in 2013.
                          >>
                          >> Meetings
                          >> Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or community engagement grant?
                          >> No.
                          >>
                          >> Spring Meeting Activities
                          >> SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 – 13, 2013, at Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
                          >> Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught “The Case of the Missing Face.” In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
                          >> That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
                          >>
                          >> Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his “E Skeletons” and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day’s activities.
                          >>
                          >> Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the “Anthropology of Immigration.” This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
                          >> Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie’s BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle’s flagship, LaBelle, the only ‘dry’ excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
                          >>
                          >> Mentorship:
                          >> • SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
                          >> • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                          >>
                          >> Early Career Scholars:
                          >> • SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
                          >> • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                          >>
                          >> Independent Scholar
                          >> SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                          >>
                          >> Outreach:
                          >> • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                          >> • SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                          >>
                          >> Communications:
                          >> • SACC’s website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
                          >> • SACC’s facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
                          >> • SACC’s listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
                          >> • Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.
                          >>
                          >>
                          >> Governance:
                          >> • Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
                          >> • A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President, has been appointed to that position.
                          >>
                          >> Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
                          >> • Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
                          >>
                          >> Initiatives:
                          >> What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?
                          >>
                          >> • Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
                          >> • Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the number of ‘fans’ on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
                          >> • The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in Burlington, Vermont.
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >> ________________________________________
                          >> From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
                          >> Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
                          >> To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                          >> Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
                          >>
                          >> SACC Colleagues:
                          >> First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
                          >> I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
                          >> Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
                          >> Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
                          >> Namaste,
                          >> Tim
                          >>
                          >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >> ------------------------------------
                          >>
                          >> Find out more at our web site http://saccweb.net/ Yahoo Groups Links
                          >>
                          >>
                          >>
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > ------------------------------------
                          >
                          > Find out more at our web site http://saccweb.net/ Yahoo Groups Links
                          >
                          >
                          >
                        • Lloyd Miller
                          Kent, I think these are two separate issues. The secondùconverting to private businessesùis a political issue, beyond the control or influence of educators.
                          Message 12 of 14 , Jan 6, 2014
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                            Kent,

                            I think these are two separate issues. The second—converting to private businesses—is a political issue, beyond the control or influence of educators. (The "marketplace" is already reflecting some limitations of for-profit colleges.)

                            I think that degree completion at CC's is important insofar as it provides curricular guidelines for students. However, as Dianne points out, CC's funding should include recognition of and full services for students at all junctures of their education, however many or few courses they take before transferring, or whether they stop in periodically to take a course or two for career advancement or personal refreshment. As Karen mentioned, Ohio's acknowledgement of non-degree transfer students as successful supports this view and is encouraging.

                            Lloyd


                            On Jan 6, 2014, at 11:25 AM, kent morris wrote:

                            > Lloyd--
                            >
                            > Do you think we should emphasize degree completion at CC's? If so, would this benefit students in expediting their transfer and completion of a 4-yr degree? Or would this primarily be to benefit the survival of public community colleges so they wouldn't convert to for-profit businesses?
                            >
                            > Kent
                            >
                            >
                            > On Jan 6, 2014, at 4:32 AM, Lloyd Miller wrote:
                            >
                            >> Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"—the preposition "of" is spelled "fo."
                            >>
                            >> Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York City's seven community colleges.
                            >>
                            >> Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send one.
                            >>
                            >> Lloyd
                            >>
                            >>
                            >> On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:
                            >>
                            >>> Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
                            >>> Tim
                            >>>
                            >>> American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
                            >>> Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges
                            >>> Submitted by:
                            >>> Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...
                            >>>
                            >>> Board Members:
                            >>> • Tim Sullivan (President) – tsullivan@...
                            >>> • Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) – lagonzal@...
                            >>> • Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) – annbrag@...
                            >>> • Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development) mcilwraith@...
                            >>> • Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
                            >>> • Nicole Ives (Secretary) – nives@...
                            >>> • Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative) Dianne.Chidester@...
                            >>> • Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) – AKCahoon@...
                            >>> • Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) – lloyd.miller@...
                            >>> Membership
                            >>> Provide the most recent membership numbers.
                            >>> As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
                            >>> List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your Section membership.
                            >>> SACC membership has been declining for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
                            >>> Finances:
                            >>> Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
                            >>> Publication sponsored budgets:
                            >>>
                            >>> Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership – namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year’s annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
                            >>>
                            >>> Sessions:
                            >>> AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
                            >>> Session Type: Special Events
                            >>> Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>> Session Type: Special Events
                            >>> Session: SACC Business Meeting
                            >>>
                            >>> Session Type: Special Events
                            >>> Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                            >>>
                            >>> Session Type: Invited
                            >>> Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
                            >>>
                            >>> Session Type: Invited
                            >>> Session: “I LOVE IT WHEN YOU..” TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY
                            >>>
                            >>> Awards
                            >>> No awards were given in 2013.
                            >>>
                            >>> Meetings
                            >>> Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or community engagement grant?
                            >>> No.
                            >>>
                            >>> Spring Meeting Activities
                            >>> SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 – 13, 2013, at Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
                            >>> Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught “The Case of the Missing Face.” In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
                            >>> That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
                            >>>
                            >>> Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his “E Skeletons” and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day’s activities.
                            >>>
                            >>> Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the “Anthropology of Immigration.” This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
                            >>> Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie’s BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle’s flagship, LaBelle, the only ‘dry’ excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
                            >>>
                            >>> Mentorship:
                            >>> • SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
                            >>> • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                            >>>
                            >>> Early Career Scholars:
                            >>> • SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
                            >>> • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                            >>>
                            >>> Independent Scholar
                            >>> SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                            >>>
                            >>> Outreach:
                            >>> • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                            >>> • SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                            >>>
                            >>> Communications:
                            >>> • SACC’s website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
                            >>> • SACC’s facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
                            >>> • SACC’s listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
                            >>> • Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>> Governance:
                            >>> • Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
                            >>> • A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President, has been appointed to that position.
                            >>>
                            >>> Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
                            >>> • Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
                            >>>
                            >>> Initiatives:
                            >>> What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?
                            >>>
                            >>> • Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
                            >>> • Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the number of ‘fans’ on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
                            >>> • The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in Burlington, Vermont.
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>> ________________________________________
                            >>> From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
                            >>> Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
                            >>> To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                            >>> Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
                            >>>
                            >>> SACC Colleagues:
                            >>> First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
                            >>> I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
                            >>> Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
                            >>> Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
                            >>> Namaste,
                            >>> Tim
                            >>>
                            >>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>> ------------------------------------
                            >>>
                            >>> Find out more at our web site http://saccweb.net/ Yahoo Groups Links
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>
                            >>
                            >>
                            >> ------------------------------------
                            >>
                            >> Find out more at our web site http://saccweb.net/ Yahoo Groups Links
                            >>
                            >>
                            >>
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > ------------------------------------
                            >
                            > Find out more at our web site http://saccweb.net/ Yahoo Groups Links
                            >
                            >
                            >
                          • kent morris
                            the reason I brought up for-profit colleges is because according the article that Tim shared with us, they have the higher degree-graduation rates than either
                            Message 13 of 14 , Jan 6, 2014
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                              the reason I brought up for-profit colleges is because according the article that Tim shared with us, they have the higher degree-graduation rates than either public or non-profit 2-yr colleges...

                              On Jan 6, 2014, at 9:48 AM, Lloyd Miller wrote:

                              > Kent,
                              >
                              > I think these are two separate issues. The second—converting to private businesses—is a political issue, beyond the control or influence of educators. (The "marketplace" is already reflecting some limitations of for-profit colleges.)
                              >
                              > I think that degree completion at CC's is important insofar as it provides curricular guidelines for students. However, as Dianne points out, CC's funding should include recognition of and full services for students at all junctures of their education, however many or few courses they take before transferring, or whether they stop in periodically to take a course or two for career advancement or personal refreshment. As Karen mentioned, Ohio's acknowledgement of non-degree transfer students as successful supports this view and is encouraging.
                              >
                              > Lloyd
                              >
                              >
                              > On Jan 6, 2014, at 11:25 AM, kent morris wrote:
                              >
                              >> Lloyd--
                              >>
                              >> Do you think we should emphasize degree completion at CC's? If so, would this benefit students in expediting their transfer and completion of a 4-yr degree? Or would this primarily be to benefit the survival of public community colleges so they wouldn't convert to for-profit businesses?
                              >>
                              >> Kent
                              >>
                              >>
                              >> On Jan 6, 2014, at 4:32 AM, Lloyd Miller wrote:
                              >>
                              >>> Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"—the preposition "of" is spelled "fo."
                              >>>
                              >>> Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York City's seven community colleges.
                              >>>
                              >>> Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send one.
                              >>>
                              >>> Lloyd
                              >>>
                              >>>
                              >>> On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:
                              >>>
                              >>>> Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take attachments. Please see below........
                              >>>> Tim
                              >>>>
                              >>>> American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
                              >>>> Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges
                              >>>> Submitted by:
                              >>>> Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Board Members:
                              >>>> • Tim Sullivan (President) – tsullivan@...
                              >>>> • Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) – lagonzal@...
                              >>>> • Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) – annbrag@...
                              >>>> • Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development) mcilwraith@...
                              >>>> • Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
                              >>>> • Nicole Ives (Secretary) – nives@...
                              >>>> • Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative) Dianne.Chidester@...
                              >>>> • Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) – AKCahoon@...
                              >>>> • Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) – lloyd.miller@...
                              >>>> Membership
                              >>>> Provide the most recent membership numbers.
                              >>>> As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
                              >>>> List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your Section membership.
                              >>>> SACC membership has been declining for the past several years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn, accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full time faculty.
                              >>>> Finances:
                              >>>> Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
                              >>>> Publication sponsored budgets:
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership – namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in college budgets to support travel. This past year’s annual meeting (2013), actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Sessions:
                              >>>> AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
                              >>>> Session Type: Special Events
                              >>>> Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Session Type: Special Events
                              >>>> Session: SACC Business Meeting
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Session Type: Special Events
                              >>>> Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Session Type: Invited
                              >>>> Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Session Type: Invited
                              >>>> Session: “I LOVE IT WHEN YOU..” TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Awards
                              >>>> No awards were given in 2013.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Meetings
                              >>>> Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or community engagement grant?
                              >>>> No.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Spring Meeting Activities
                              >>>> SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 – 13, 2013, at Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
                              >>>> Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of McClennan College, taught “The Case of the Missing Face.” In this workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event, reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are involved.
                              >>>> That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5 pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr. Kappelman, UT Austin, on his “E Skeletons” and open, online labs. Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project involving SACC members, rounded out the day’s activities.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the “Anthropology of Immigration.” This was followed with further paper presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
                              >>>> Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie’s BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr. James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the excavation of the explorer La Salle’s flagship, LaBelle, the only ‘dry’ excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Mentorship:
                              >>>> • SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No award was given this year in April 2013.
                              >>>> • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Early Career Scholars:
                              >>>> • SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
                              >>>> • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Independent Scholar
                              >>>> SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Outreach:
                              >>>> • SACC’s website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students, and the general public.
                              >>>> • SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Communications:
                              >>>> • SACC’s website contains all fo the general information about the organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
                              >>>> • SACC’s facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
                              >>>> • SACC’s listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
                              >>>> • Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is published twice a year online.
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Governance:
                              >>>> • Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
                              >>>> • A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President, has been appointed to that position.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
                              >>>> • Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012, were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
                              >>>>
                              >>>> Initiatives:
                              >>>> What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the coming year?
                              >>>>
                              >>>> • Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks, organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters, going forward in 2014.
                              >>>> • Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the number of ‘fans’ on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in 2014.
                              >>>> • The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in Burlington, Vermont.
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>> ________________________________________
                              >>>> From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
                              >>>> Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
                              >>>> To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                              >>>> Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
                              >>>>
                              >>>> SACC Colleagues:
                              >>>> First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to endure!
                              >>>> I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January 31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions, deletions, etc.
                              >>>> Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know. (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers, because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.) Anything else you can add?
                              >>>> Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
                              >>>> Namaste,
                              >>>> Tim
                              >>>>
                              >>>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
                              >>>>
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                            • Nina Brown
                              Hello, It sounds like many if not all of us are feeling the pressure of the graduation rate mandate which as others have pointed out is funded by many heavy
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                                Hello,

                                It sounds like many if not all of us are feeling the pressure of the
                                "graduation rate" mandate which as others have pointed out is funded by many
                                heavy hitting foundations like Gates and leads to a lot of finger pointing
                                about the "failure" of community colleges. We talk about this all the time
                                at my CC and have had some success in our state (Maryland) with convincing
                                elected officials that the "completion rate" as measured by AA degrees
                                awarded PLUS the transfer rate PLUS the number of certificates
                                (sub-associate level) is a more appropriate way to measure CCs based on
                                their unique mission.

                                On another topic, when I first saw reports about the higher completion rates
                                in the for-profit colleges, I was shocked and did some digging into the
                                federal statistics. Although I have not made it my lifetime work, I think
                                that conclusion is wrong. Some kinds of for-profit colleges do have higher
                                graduation rates than the average CC (think small private technical/trade
                                schools). But all of the big for-profits have abysmal records that no one
                                should envy. University of Phoenix has single digit graduation rates for the
                                AA (in 3 years) and the BA (in 6 years). Meanwhile their AA program costs
                                students $40,000.

                                Whenever I see articles touting the success of for-profits compared to
                                community colleges I figure it's either a reporter who did not take the time
                                to get to the nuance in the data or a lightly disguised infomercial for the
                                vast and lucrative for-profit sector.

                                Nina

                                -----Original Message-----
                                From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
                                Lloyd Miller
                                Sent: Monday, January 6, 2014 12:49 PM
                                To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                                Subject: Re: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report

                                Kent,

                                I think these are two separate issues. The second-converting to private
                                businesses-is a political issue, beyond the control or influence of
                                educators. (The "marketplace" is already reflecting some limitations of
                                for-profit colleges.)

                                I think that degree completion at CC's is important insofar as it provides
                                curricular guidelines for students. However, as Dianne points out, CC's
                                funding should include recognition of and full services for students at all
                                junctures of their education, however many or few courses they take before
                                transferring, or whether they stop in periodically to take a course or two
                                for career advancement or personal refreshment. As Karen mentioned, Ohio's
                                acknowledgement of non-degree transfer students as successful supports this
                                view and is encouraging.

                                Lloyd


                                On Jan 6, 2014, at 11:25 AM, kent morris wrote:

                                > Lloyd--
                                >
                                > Do you think we should emphasize degree completion at CC's? If so, would
                                this benefit students in expediting their transfer and completion of a 4-yr
                                degree? Or would this primarily be to benefit the survival of public
                                community colleges so they wouldn't convert to for-profit businesses?
                                >
                                > Kent
                                >
                                >
                                > On Jan 6, 2014, at 4:32 AM, Lloyd Miller wrote:
                                >
                                >> Tim, the report looks fine. I found only one typo, in the sentence
                                following the "Communications" section title, "SACC's website"-the
                                preposition "of" is spelled "fo."
                                >>
                                >> Of general interest to all is an article in the current issue of ATLANTIC
                                Magazine (Jan-Feb 2014) titled, "How to Escape the Community College Trap by
                                Atlantic's Books and Culture Editor, Ann Hulbert. The "trap" is the low
                                percentage of community college students who earn degrees. The article
                                examines the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of New York
                                City's seven community colleges.
                                >>
                                >> Anyone wishing a copy may email me individually and I'll scan and send
                                one.
                                >>
                                >> Lloyd
                                >>
                                >>
                                >> On Jan 4, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Sullivan, Tim wrote:
                                >>
                                >>> Oops! Sorry.... I just remembered that the list-serv doesn't take
                                attachments. Please see below........
                                >>> Tim
                                >>>
                                >>> American Anthropological Association Section Annual Rep
                                >>> Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges
                                Submitted
                                >>> by:
                                >>> Tim Sullivan - tsullivan@...
                                >>>
                                >>> Board Members:
                                >>> . Tim Sullivan (President) - tsullivan@...
                                >>> . Laura T. Gonzales (Past President) - lagonzal@...
                                >>> . Ann Bragdon (President-Elect) - annbrag@...
                                >>> . Tad McIlwraith (Vice-President for Membership and Development)
                                mcilwraith@...
                                >>> . Melvin Johnson (Treasurer) majohns1@...
                                >>> . Nicole Ives (Secretary) - nives@...
                                >>> . Dianne Chidester (AAA Program Committee Representative)
                                Dianne.Chidester@...
                                >>> . Autumn Cahoon (Web Chair/AAA Representative) - AKCahoon@...
                                >>> . Lloyd Miller (Contributing Editor, AN; Editor, SACC Notes) -
                                lloyd.miller@...
                                >>> Membership
                                >>> Provide the most recent membership numbers.
                                >>> As of September 2013, the membership count is 159.
                                >>> List any factors you think may be increasing or decreasing your
                                Section membership.
                                >>> SACC membership has been declining for the past several
                                years. This is undoubtedly due, in part, to the economic downturn,
                                accompanied by a budget crisis in community colleges. This has resulted in
                                a cut back or elimination of travel funds, as well as a trend toward the
                                increased reliance on adjunct faculty and lack of replacing retired full
                                time faculty.
                                >>> Finances:
                                >>> Financial balance September, 2013: $47,514
                                >>> Publication sponsored budgets:
                                >>>
                                >>> Factors affecting SACC finances: The past two annual meetings
                                (2011, and 2012) lost money. We had fewer attendees at both meetings, and
                                this is likely due to the same problems mentioned above for membership -
                                namely, the lack of replacement for full time positions, the cutbacks in
                                college budgets to support travel. This past year's annual meeting (2013),
                                actually produced a net increase. This was not so much due to increased
                                attendance, as to sponsorship and support.
                                >>>
                                >>> Sessions:
                                >>> AAA Meetings (2014) invited sessions, special events, and
                                section sponsored sessions involving SACC:
                                >>> Session Type: Special Events
                                >>> Session: SACC Executive Board Meeting
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>> Session Type: Special Events
                                >>> Session: SACC Business Meeting
                                >>>
                                >>> Session Type: Special Events
                                >>> Chicago Area School Outreach. This community event,
                                co-directed by AAA and Alaka Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field
                                Museum, included active planning and participation by SACC members at
                                several sites, including the Field Museum.
                                >>>
                                >>> Session Type: Invited
                                >>> Session: FIVE FIELDS UPDATE
                                >>>
                                >>> Session Type: Invited
                                >>> Session: "I LOVE IT WHEN YOU.." TEACHING TIPS FROM FACULTY
                                >>>
                                >>> Awards
                                >>> No awards were given in 2013.
                                >>>
                                >>> Meetings
                                >>> Did your section request a meeting registration waiver or
                                community engagement grant?
                                >>> No.
                                >>>
                                >>> Spring Meeting Activities
                                >>> SACC Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas April 10 - 13, 2013, at
                                Embassy Suites, NW Arboretum, in Austin.
                                >>> Wednesday, April 10: Forensic Artist, Suzanne Baldon, of
                                McClennan College, taught "The Case of the Missing Face." In this
                                workshop, Ms. Baldon led participants through a hands-on event,
                                reconstructing a face using a skull cast and modeling clay. Interwoven with
                                real case events on which she has worked, accompanied by slides, the
                                participants were provided with an overview of forensic anthropology
                                and the actual reconstruction work in which anthropologists are
                                involved.
                                >>> That afternoon, the Executive Board met, from 3-5
                                pm, at the hotel, preceding a guided tour of Austin by bus provided by
                                Austin Tours. Members were dropped off in downtown Austin, where they
                                could dine, shop and explore the excellent local music scene.
                                >>>
                                >>> Thursday, April 11: We opened our first official day of
                                conference with papers, highlighted by a presentation by Dr.
                                Kappelman, UT Austin, on his "E Skeletons" and open, online labs.
                                Afternoon papers, with a round table discussion of an open text project
                                involving SACC members, rounded out the day's activities.
                                >>>
                                >>> Friday, April 12: After a hot breakfast, and morning
                                papers, Dr. Caroline Brettell, Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and
                                Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute, SMU, presented a paper on the
                                "Anthropology of Immigration." This was followed with further paper
                                presentations and discussion. The afternoon activities ended with a Business
                                Meeting, led by President Tim Sullivan.
                                >>> Saturday, April 13: The day began early with another great
                                breakfast, and then a bus trip to the Gault Site, a 14,000 year old
                                paleoindian site, with the largest collection of Clovis, and pre-Clovis
                                artifacts of any single site in North America. Dr. Clark Wernecke, Director
                                of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, led the group on a tour of
                                the site. Upon completion, the group was treated to a taste of Central
                                Texas BBQ, prepared by Johnnie's BBQ, in Salado, and bus trip back to the
                                hotel. That afternoon, more papers, (or time for shopping), helped to round
                                off the activities. At our SACC Farewell Dinner on Friday evening, Dr.
                                James Bruseth, recently retired director of the Archaeology Section for the
                                Texas State Historical Commission, provided a wonderful presentation on the
                                excavation of the explorer La Salle's flagship, LaBelle, the only 'dry'
                                excavation of an underwater ship, using a coffer dam.
                                >>>
                                >>> Mentorship:
                                >>> . SACC sponsors an undergraduate award called the Student Award for
                                Academic Excellence. Recipients of the award receive free registration to
                                the SACC annual meeting and an opportunity to present at the conference. No
                                award was given this year in April 2013.
                                >>> . SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide
                                information and guidance to the teaching anthropologists, scholars,
                                students, and the general public.
                                >>>
                                >>> Early Career Scholars:
                                >>> . SACC sponsors an occasional teaching award called SACC Teacher of
                                the Year Award. This award was not given in 2013.
                                >>> . SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide
                                information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students,
                                and the general public.
                                >>>
                                >>> Independent Scholar
                                >>> SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide
                                information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students,
                                and the general public.
                                >>>
                                >>> Outreach:
                                >>> . SACC's website, facebook page, twitter feed, and listserv provide
                                information and guidance to teaching anthropologists, scholars, students,
                                and the general public.
                                >>> . SACC participated in Chicago Area School Outreach at the 2014 AAA
                                Meetings in Chicago. This community event, co-directed by AAA and Alaka
                                Wall, and Dana-Ain Davis of The Field Museum, included active planning and
                                participation by SACC members at several sites, including the Field Museum.
                                >>>
                                >>> Communications:
                                >>> . SACC's website contains all fo the general information about the
                                organization, as well as teaching resources such as sample syllabi.
                                >>> . SACC's facebook page and twitter feed inform the membership and any
                                interested parties of the organization business, as well as links to
                                interesting news and discussion in the world of anthropology.
                                >>> . SACC's listserv provides information, discussions and guidance to
                                organization members, teaching anthropologists, and the general public.
                                >>> . Our newsletter/journal, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, is
                                published twice a year online.
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>> Governance:
                                >>> . Suggested changes in the By-Laws, approved by the Executive
                                Committee in 2012, were approved by the general membership in 2013.
                                >>> . A new Media Chair was created and Laura T. Gonzalez, Past President,
                                has been appointed to that position.
                                >>>
                                >>> Changes in by-laws or governance structure.
                                >>> . Amendments to the by-laws, approved by the Executive Board in 2012,
                                were put before the membership at the 2013 annual meeting and approved.
                                >>>
                                >>> Initiatives:
                                >>> What initiatives does your section have underway or planned for the
                                coming year?
                                >>>
                                >>> . Several SACC members, concerned over the rising costs of textbooks,
                                organized a group at the SACC Annual Meeting in Austin to begin work on an
                                open source, online textbook for general anthropology. This group was
                                formally organized as a Textbook Committee, and has continued meeting and
                                discussion, via emails and a number of Skype online meetings. The Committee
                                is currently recruiting authors and soliciting additional topics/chapters,
                                going forward in 2014.
                                >>> . Although membership has dropped, there seems to be a growth in the
                                number of 'fans' on the SACC facebook page, as well as the number of
                                followers of SACC on Twitter. Both of these initiatives will continue in
                                2014.
                                >>> . The SACC 2014 Annual Meeting will be held April 23-26, in
                                Burlington, Vermont.
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>> ________________________________________
                                >>> From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of
                                >>> Sullivan, Tim [tsullivan@...]
                                >>> Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014 1:19 PM
                                >>> To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
                                >>> Subject: [SACC-L] SACC Annual Report
                                >>>
                                >>> SACC Colleagues:
                                >>> First of all, a Happy New Year wish to all of you! I hope everyone has
                                been able to get some rest, enjoy friends, family and loved ones, and
                                generally recharge batteries over the winter break. My sincere best wishes
                                and thoughts to all of you who may have suffered through problems with the
                                severe weather we have experienced, especially in the northeast. Here in
                                Texas, we have been pretty cold, but nothing like what you Yanks have had to
                                endure!
                                >>> I have attached a draft of our SACC Annual Report for AAA, for all to
                                see and comment prior to my sending submitting it. (It is due by January
                                31!) Please take a look and make suggestions, corrections, additions,
                                deletions, etc.
                                >>> Two important points come immediately to mind that may require your
                                valuable input: (1) I have left off one possible 'initiative' we may have
                                included, that were raised at our Conference in Austin: a recommendation
                                that we appoint two members to draft a SACC position paper regarding the use
                                of MOOCs, and/or For Profit ventures in California to replace classes that
                                were not offered due to budget short falls. I did make an appointment but
                                have not seen or heard much on that. If we should revisit that, let me know.
                                (2). There is a final section that might be included for suggestions we may
                                wish to make to the AAA -- these are in four questions: 1. What issues would
                                you like raised or recommendations would you like to make in the Section
                                Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)? 2. What issues would you like raised or
                                recommendations you would like to make the AAA Executive Board? 3. What
                                issues would you like raised or recommendations would you like to make to
                                the AAA Staff? Please be specific. ( ** I would make a recommendation on the
                                last point, but it is one already raised -- re the scheduling of paper
                                sessions and/or events at the AAA Meetings that conflict with other meeting
                                commitments. Ann and I both missed our own SACC Five Fields Update papers,
                                because we were in the Section Assembly Meeting at the same scheduled time.)
                                Anything else you can add?
                                >>> Thanks again, for the support and continued comradery over the years.
                                >>> Namaste,
                                >>> Tim
                                >>>
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