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RE: [SACC-L] Re: Teaching Sociology in North Carolina CC: Anthropology, Inc.

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    Our college will no longer hire anyone who does not have the official 18 graduate credit hours in the additional field. The only time it is permitted if it is
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      Our college will no longer hire anyone who does not have the official 18 graduate credit hours in the additional field. The only time it is permitted if it is for an adjunct “emergency” hire. We lost some good adjuncts in several different fields because of this ruling.



      --Dianne



      From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kent morris
      Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2013 5:33 PM
      To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Fwd: [SACC-L] Re: Teaching Sociology in North Carolina CC: Anthropology, Inc.





      that is, when one is contemplating employment in the business/corporate world...

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      > From: kent morris km52@... <mailto:km52%40att.net> >
      > Date: February 24, 2013 11:09:32 AM PST
      > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SACC-L%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [SACC-L] Re: Teaching Sociology in North Carolina CC: Anthropology, Inc.
      >
      > To what extent must anthropologists who feel bound to our code of ethics exercise caution when dealing with the business world?
      >
      > On Feb 24, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Anthropmor wrote:
      >
      >>
      >> That is good news, but those of us who favor the 4 field approach always have to deal with partisan bickering - we ALL have to support this, and CRM and Language institutes and human biology...as I know you all ready know, sir.
      >> Mike Pavlik
      >>
      >>
      >> Perhaps this month's Atlantic magazine (March 2013) is doing some advertising
      >> or us. It has a fascinating article titled "Anthropology, Inc." that describes
      >> ow companies are contracting with anthropologists and those with
      >> nthropological training to employ the ethnographic
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: Lloyd Miller lloyd.miller@... <mailto:lloyd.miller%40mchsi.com> >
      >> To: SACC-L SACC-L@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SACC-L%40yahoogroups.com> >
      >> Sent: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 11:41 am
      >> Subject: Re: [SACC-L] Re: Teaching Sociology in North Carolina CC: Anthropology, Inc.
      >>
      >>
      >> Perhaps this month's Atlantic magazine (March 2013) is doing some advertising
      >> or us. It has a fascinating article titled "Anthropology, Inc." that describes
      >> ow companies are contracting with anthropologists and those with
      >> nthropological training to employ the ethnographic techniques of participant
      >> bservation and interviewing to reveal consumers' "deepest needs, fears and
      >> esires." It probably won't please the hard-core academics, but it describes
      >> ontract ethnography as a growing and apparently quite lucrative business. It
      >> lso addresses ethical matters.
      >> loyd
      >>
      >> n Feb 24, 2013, at 8:24 AM, Anthropmor wrote:
      >>>
      >>
      >> I wonder if part
      >> f this is anthropology as a discipline not advertising itself well. Perhaps
      >> ld
      >> otions of anthropology as only study the "exotic tribal" people still hold? I
      >> ean, after all, anthropologists for the past 30 years have studied in urban
      >> reas, deal with social problems, diversity issues, power issues, etc.! I mean,
      >>> here doesn't seem to be any discipline-related reason why sociology should be
      >> o much bigger in CCs than anthropology
      >>
      >> Anthropology not advertising itself is without a doubt true; the movement to
      >> he periphery of the discipline is w/o a doubt also part of it; there is also a
      >> orrifying lack of support within the discipline- people have to want to build
      >> epartments, have students exploring a series of classes....
      >> Mike Pavlik
      >>
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: Conal Ho conalho@... <mailto:conalho%40gmail.com> >
      >> To: SACC-L SACC-L@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SACC-L%40yahoogroups.com> >
      >> Sent: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 12:48 pm
      >> Subject: [SACC-L] Re: Teaching Sociology in North Carolina CC
      >>
      >> Thanks to everyone who replied. I know that in California community colleges,
      >> hey have something like a course equivalency process whereby someone can
      >> emonstrate through say their own research that they have done enough to be
      >> redentialed to teach particular classes. For instance, a friend of my who also
      >>> as a PhD in anthropology teachers in the intercultural studies department at a
      >>> alifornia community college and she was able to do that by showing her
      >> ualifying exams and PhD research which was on race and ethnicity relations. I
      >> onder if something like course equivalencies are available in North Carolina.
      >> It's a shame that anthropology does not attract more students, at least in the
      >>> egion of North Carolina where I'm at (Raleigh-Durham). Anthropology programs
      >> n
      >> C's in San Francisco Bay area seem to be quite a bit bigger. I wonder if part
      >> f this is anthropology as a discipline not advertising itself well. Perhaps
      >> ld
      >> otions of anthropology as only study the "exotic tribal" people still hold? I
      >> ean, after all, anthropologists for the past 30 years have studied in urban
      >> reas, deal with social problems, diversity issues, power issues, etc.! I mean,
      >>> here doesn't seem to be any discipline-related reason why sociology should be
      >> o much bigger in CCs than anthropology.
      >> Regarding Dianne Chidester's comment:
      >> Also, I have found that teaching the sociology courses is really done
      >> from a less holistic view and the focus really is on using the
      >> theoretical perspectives. There is some crossover, but that is limited.
      >> I think this can really go both ways. There are so many ways to teach
      >> nthropology and the tension between the more humanistic and scientific
      >> erspectives can be generative and fruitful.
      >> Who in the community college leadership do I turn to to ask for how faculty
      >> ualifications for a course are done? And how do I find out if there is wiggle
      >> oom? From reading the accrediting agency (SACS) website, having 18 graduate
      >> ours of coursework isn't only the way to be credentialled:
      >> from SACS FAQ page: http://www.sacscoc.org/FAQsanswers.asp#q14
      >> Institutions are required to document and justify that each faculty member is
      >> ualified to teach assigned courses. Documentation and justification may be
      >> ccomplished by using only traditional academic credentials, by using a
      >> ombination of traditional academic credentials and �other� qualifications, or
      >> y using only �other� qualifications consistent with Comprehensive Standard
      >> .7.1, and reporting these on the Commission�s faculty roster form. In essence,
      >>> he institution is called upon to �make its case� for why the faculty member is
      >>> ualified to teach courses assigned.
      >>
      >> If the traditional academic credential approach is used, then following the
      >> aculty Credential guidelines will prove very helpful. When the qualifying
      >> redential aligns with the courses being taught, no justification is normally
      >> equired as the credential speaks for itself, e.g. Ph.D. in English teaching
      >> nglish. However, if the Ph.D. is in Business Administration and the faculty
      >> ember is teaching Accounting, then a written justification is normally
      >> ecessary.
      >>
      >> If a combination of traditional credentials and �other� credentials is used,
      >> r if the �other� qualifications only approach is used, then a portfolio
      >> pproach for qualifications is suggested. This approach normally requires a
      >> areful and thorough justification that demonstrates the linkage between the
      >> arious components of the portfolio of qualifications to the courses being
      >> aught.
      >> Thanks for the guidance!
      >> Conal Ho
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