January 22, 2014: Riall Nolan
The webinar topic is professional development and career building for anthropologists outside of the academy. Program topics will include CV writing, job search tips, interviewing and more. This webinar will be of particular interest to advanced graduate students, those who have recently earned their PhD and those seeking practicing anthropology careers.
Click here to view the recorded session
Click here to download the PowerPoint used in the webinar.
- Make sure to download all necessary software before the event begins
February 19, 2014: Rosemary Joyce
Best Practices: Recruitment and Retention of underrepresented minorities into anthro programsClick here to review the recorded event
On February 19, 2014 at 2pm ET, AAA will host a webinar event with Dr Rosemary Joyce on the topic of Best Practices:Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minorities in Anthropology Programs.The webinar will be of particular interest to anthropology students, faculty, department chairs and administrators.The program will cover topics such as:
·Developing a pipeline—reaching out to minority students through strategic partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and professional organizations
·Inclusive admissions processes—moving away from GRE scores to screen out applicants and looking carefully at GPAs and other indications of academic merit
·Mentoring for retention and completion-- clearly defined benchmarks of progress, and formal required consultation of students and faculty to communicate progress and benchmarks
Rosemary Joyce, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, received the PhD from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1985. Currently Associate Dean of the Graduate Division at Berkeley, she oversees graduate admissions, academic careers, and professional development that annually produce the largest number of doctorates granted to students from under-represented populations. As a member of the anthropological archaeology program at Berkeley, she was a co-recipient of the Leon Henkin Citation for Distinguished Service from the Committee on Student Diversity and Academic Development of Berkeley's Academic Senate in recognition of the success of the program in increasing diversity. She has been a mentor of undergraduates in the McNair and Mellon-Mays programs and in the UC Presidential Postdoctoral program intended to increase diversity among faculty in academia.
Click here to download a PDF of the PowerPoint used in the webinar.
March 19, 2014: Mark Aldenderfer
The Bar is Very High:Academic Dossier Evaluation and What to Expect
On March 19, 2014 at 2pm Mark Aldenderfer, UC Merced will
lead the third installment of AAA's Webinar Wednesday series.Presenting on the topic of academic dossier
evaluation, Mark will address topics that include:
·Crafting tenure dossiers and the importance of
publishing records (including online publishing)
·The realities of what PhDs can expect during the
tenure evaluation process and being prepared
·Department culture and the expectations of
deans, chairs, admins and colleagues
The webinar will be of particular interest to graduate
students, recent PhDs, as well as AAA Section Leadership and volunteers.
Mark S. Aldenderfer is an American
anthropologist and archaeologist. He is the Dean of the School of Social
Sciences, Humanities, and Arts at the University of California, Merced.
He has served as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Aldenderfer received his Ph.D. from Penn State University in 1977. He is known
in particular for his comparative research into high-altitude adaptation and for
contributions to quantitative methods in archaeology. He has also served as
editor of several journals in anthropology and archaeology.
To register for the event, click here, and press the "registration" button. The password will be "anthropology" but this is not required for registering, only for joining on the 19th.
April 16, 2014