SACC is a network of people who teach anthropology in community colleges, two-year and four-year colleges, universities and pre-collegiate institutions. A section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), SACC was founded in 1978 to encourage dialogue and collaboration among teachers of anthropology across sub-disciplines and institutional settings, and to promote excellence in the teaching of anthropology.

NEW  SACCNotes Spring 2014 is available!

SACC Annual Meeting in Burlington, VT April 23-26, 2014

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At the Hilton Burlington Hotel 60 Battery Street Burlington, VT  

Church Street Marketplace Hotel Exterior

The SACC room rate is $129 per night (includes internet access) - be sure to say you are a part of The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC).  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-Hilton (1-800-445-8667), calling the hotel directly at 802-658-6500, or online.  Reservations must be made by April 1st.

Registration for the full meeting for members will be $275, non-members $300, and students $150.  Single day registration is also available.  Click Here to Register for the Meeting on the AAA website - you will need to have an AAA account or create one to register for the meeting and your registration fee will be based on SACC membership – if you are seeing the non-member registration fee and think you are a member, please contact the AAA for help with membership prior to completing registration.


The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) is holding its 2014 annual meeting in Burlington, VT, April 23-26. The theme of the meeting is “Food for Thought:  Transformative Intersections, Processes and Teaching.” Proposals for paper presentations on this any topic relating to anthropology are welcome.  Of particular interest are presentations on teaching anthropology. Paper presentations are tentatively scheduled for 15 minutes.  Abstracts should be no longer than 125 words and must be received no later than April 1, 2014.  Make sure to include your institutional affiliation and contact information with your abstract. Abstracts should be sent to Dianne Chidester, preferably via email at  Paper abstracts, if necessary, may be sent to Dianne Chidester, Greenville Technical College, Behavioral & Social Sciences, MS 1042, P.O. Box 5616, Greenville, SC 29606-5616. Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals will be completed by April 7, 2014.  No proposal will be accepted for final inclusion in the program until the program chair receives confirmation from the AAA prior to April 7, 2014, that the conference registration fees have been paid.

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CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS Open Access Anthropology Textbook As the costs associated with higher education continue to rise, many colleges and universities are investigating the potential of joining the Open Educational Resources movement, which promotes the creation and use of high-quality instructional materials that can be offered to students free of charge. Currently, the field of cultural anthropology is taught primarily with commercial textbooks that can be prohibitively expensive for students. Thus, there is a need for a comprehensive open access textbook. The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges proposes to create a high-quality peer reviewed introductory textbook in cultural anthropology that will be available to faculty and students free of charge. The textbook, which will be available online, will cover the major topics relevant to an introductory course and will include interactive digital resources. Interested contributors please send an outline for consideration by email to Nina Brown, no later than September 12, 2014 ( Submissions should also include a short 1-2 page CV (include writing experience and/or fieldwork). Please also provide your email, institutional address, and contact number. If you would like to propose a co-authored chapter, please provide information for all of the authors. Seeking authors for the following chapters: • What is Anthropology? • Applied Anthropology • Subsistence • Economics • Marriage and Family • Kinship • Politics • Food and Culture • Art • Culture and Sustainability Chapters in production: • Culture/The Culture Concept • Doing Fieldwork • Language • Sex and Gender • Supernaturalism • Medical Anthropology • Globalization • Race • Performance ...

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