Fwd: SACC teaching interests
- Begin forwarded message:
> From: Mike Coggeshall <raucus@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> 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
> 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.
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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!
>>> Mike Coggeshall
>>> Clemson University