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Re: SACC teaching interests

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  • Lloyd Miller
    Hi Mike, Thanks for writing. I agree with your comments. I think we can find a number of opportunities for cooperation and am copying your message to the
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 14, 2007
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      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for writing. I agree with your comments. I think we can find
      a number of opportunities for cooperation and am copying your message
      to the SACC Board and general membership.

      Sincerely,
      Lloyd



      On Jul 13, 2007, at 1:11 PM, Mike Coggeshall wrote:

      > Hello, Lloyd:
      >
      > My name is Mike Coggeshall, and I'm chair of the Committee on
      > Teaching Anthropology (COTA) for the General Anthropology Division
      > (GAD), AAA. I'm just now getting caught up in my AAA newsletters,
      > and read in the February 2007 issue (p.46) where, at your annual
      > business meeting in 2006, you-all wanted to take more of a lead in
      > developing AAA sessions on teaching. That's great, but -- that's
      > our mandate, too. I'd like to eliminate competition and to better
      > coordinate cooperation between our organizations.
      >
      > Thus, what I'd request from you-all is that we try to
      > coordinate any future plans to do anything related to teaching at
      > the AAA's. For example, I'm obligated (as chair of a GAD-sponsored
      > committee) to hold an annual meeting, and typically I do so at the
      > AAA's. However, attendance has been low (that's putting it mildly)
      > in the past, and so I'd greatly appreciate it if you-all could
      > watch for our COTA teaching meeting and attend! In turn, we can
      > cooperate with your organization and co-sponsor whatever you'd like
      > to do at the AAA's regarding teaching.
      >
      > For the past several years, we've offered a Round-Table at the
      > AAA's on teaching strategies, and would greatly appreciate your
      > support (attendance/participation) with that endeavor, too. We
      > plan to offer the round-tables again in 2008, so please watch the
      > GAD column for more information, or come to the COTA meeting this
      > fall.
      >
      > As you probably know, Pat Rice and David McCurdy have also
      > offered their "Teaching Tricks" session at the AAA's, and will be
      > doing so again this fall. They would appreciate your support there
      > as well.
      >
      > I've also tried to contact NASA, but they really don't seem
      > all that interested in teaching (right now) in their careers. That
      > of course will change as they begin to find a niche in the academic
      > world.
      >
      > If there are any other ways we can cooperate, please keep in
      > touch. I look forward to seeing your members at our meeting this
      > fall -- we need your input!
      >
      > Sincerely,
      > Mike Coggeshall
      > Clemson University
      >
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