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Fwd: SACC teaching interests

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  • Lloyd Miller
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    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 30, 2007
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      > From: Mike Coggeshall <raucus@...>
      > Date: August 30, 2007 12:11:08 PM CDT
      > To: Lloyd Miller <lloyd.miller@...>
      > Subject: Re: SACC teaching interests
      > Hello, Lloyd:
      > Please pass this message along to your group. I would really
      > appreciate your support.
      > The Committee on Teaching Anthropology (GAD) will hold our
      > annual business meeting on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 12:15 p.m. Please
      > mark your date books and plan to attend. We need to promote the
      > importance of teaching both at the AAA's and to the general
      > membership, and we certainly need your ideas and support.
      > If you have any further questions, please contact me at
      > raucus@...
      > Thanks--
      > Mike Coggeshall, Chair
      > Committee on Teaching Anthropology
      > At 12:34 PM 7/14/2007, you wrote:
      >> 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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