Re: [SCOPA] SCOPA and the USF COLLABORATIVE FOR CHILDREN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
- i agree!
This is the spirit of applied/practicing anthropology. Also, FICS is
happy to coordinate with any efforts to link anthropologists to
communities in collaboration with these efforts.
I wonder if there should be some sort of meeting or get together so all
these groups can talk and exchange ideas?
If we wanted to have this, I propose we do not do it on USF campus,
since parking has become sooo difficult. La Tam would seem to be a good
option, maybe Children's Board conference room or even our new
Multicultural Center (but we are way out in TNC). I get back from Puerto
Rico at the end of the month.
Alvin W. Wolfe wrote:
>At last Thursday's meeting of the Neighborhoods and Communities
>Workgroup (Thursday, 5/19/2005)of the USF Collaborative for Children
>Families and Communities, the participants discussed and finally
>listed a number of "lessons learned" during the past several years of
>workgroup activities, and then proceeded to identifiy some things "To
>Do" in the near future.
>Many of the items on the "To Do" list are things that are right up
>the applied anthropology alley. Some examples:
>• Database on dissertation and theses. We already maintain
>that kind of list for MA and PhD theses and dissertations in applied
>• Develop a community of students interested in this work. We
>pretty much have that in our applied anthropology programs – but we
>should probably communicate more with students in other disciplines.
>• Ask Alumni Association to organize a group and $ for
>community engagement. A few years ago we established an Anthropology
>Alumni Society, but it has been inactive for a year. Time to
>resuscitate and mingle with others.
>• Use graduates to be advocates and resources. Anthropologists
>need to do more in this area, although we have not been dormant.
>• Explore linkage agent role for Collaborative of organizations
>such as the Tampa Bay Chapters of the American Society of Public
>Administrators and the National Association of Social Workers, and
>(last but not least!) the Suncoast Organization of Practicing
>Anthropologists (The LPO affiliated with SfAA and NAPA).
>• Put together clearinghouse of students interested in
>internships and employment. Internships and employment are applied
>So, I would like to see SCOPA doing more in these areas, in
>collaboration with the USF Collaborative for Children, Families and
>See the Collaborative Web Site: www.fmhi.usf.edu/
>Yahoo! Groups Links