SACC IS ABOUT BEST PRACTICES
SACC IS ABOUT ADVOCATING FOR STUDENTS
SACC IS ABOUT SHARING RESOURCES
SACC IS ABOUT CONNECTING WITH STUDENTS

Open Access Textbook

SACC is excited to announce the publication of Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology.  Perspectives is an open access textbook for teachers and students of anthropology, and it is available for viewing or download here.

Link to Open Access Textbook website

Reasons to Join SACC

Who we are

Who we are

SACC is a network of people who teach anthropology in community and two-year colleges. SACC’s major interests are in the teaching of anthropology, sharing teaching strategies, increasing the visibility of community colleges.

 

 

What we do

What we do

SACC sponsors annual conferences and publishes a journal- SACC/AAA Papers from Annual Meetings, and a column in AAA’s Anthropology News. We also engage with multiple social media platforms to disseminate information and facilitate discussions. We publish the Open-Access Cultural Anthropology textbook, Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology.

Conferences

Conferences

SACC has offers engaging and unique conferences that include meals and tours of anthropologically relevant locations. Our smaller meetings provide a more relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and foster lively discussions.

Giving Papers

Giving Papers

Our conferences provide an informal, supportive and encouraging environment to present papers in all four fields of anthropology. We also welcome papers that specifically address teaching anthropology in the community college setting.

Networking

Networking

Networking comes naturally at conferences in a friendly environment. It is the easy way you chat with your seatmate on the bus traveling to an archeological site. It is learning of a job opening in your district and preparing your resume in advance.

 

Resume Building Opportunities

Resume Building Opportunities

SACC membership provides opportunities for professional growth that may be scarce in smaller anthropology departments. Enhance your resume by collaborating on a project with SACC colleagues or taking on a board position.

SACC BOARD

Five Fields Chair
Past President
Past President
Current President
Vice-President for Membership and Development & Regional Networks Chair
Treasurer
Secretary
AAA Program Chair
Contributing Ed., Anthropology News
Editor, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes (interim)
Listserv Administrator and Media Chair
Awards Committee Chair
Five Fields Chair

Five Fields Chair

Evin Rodkey

Casper College in Casper, Wyoming
Anthropology/Sociology Instructor

Past President

Past President

Nikki Gorrell

College of Western Idaho
Assistant Professor

Past President

Past President

Amanda Paskey

Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, CA
Professor

Current President

Current President

Nina Brown

The Community College of Baltimore County, MD
Associate Professor

Vice-President for Membership and Development & Regional Networks Chair

Vice-President for Membership and Development & Regional Networks Chair

Shannon L. Vellone Mills

Cosumnes River College, CA
Professor

Treasurer

Treasurer

Kelsie Aguilera

University of Hawaii Community Colleges
Leeward Community College, HI

Secretary

Secretary

Alison Diefenderfer

Northampton Community Collage, PA

AAA Program Chair

AAA Program Chair

Karen Muir

Columbus State Community College, OH
Professor

Contributing Ed., Anthropology News

Contributing Ed., Anthropology News

Barbara Jones

Editor, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes (interim)

Editor, Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes (interim)

Angela Jenks

University of California, Irvine
Assistant Teaching Professor

Listserv Administrator and Media Chair

Listserv Administrator and Media Chair

Laura Gonzalez

San Diego Miramar College, CA
Professor

Awards Committee Chair

Awards Committee Chair

Lynn Swartley O’Brien

Montgomery County Community College, PA
Assistant Professor

Meeting Archives

SACC sponsors annual conferences that feature academic presentations and noted guest speakers and also provide opportunities for relaxed camaraderie and stimulating collegial discussions. Conferences also include fieldtrips to local archaeological sites, ethnographically interesting communities, and noted museums with expert guides and interpreters. The annual conference is held each spring in various locales.

View all meetings

Award Recipients

For details about our past awards winners, please see our complete listing

Jocelyn Romero (Felicano)

2015 Student Award for Creativity, Leadership, or Community Service

Laura Roccucci

2015 Student Award for Academic Excellence

Jeff McKendricks

2015 SACC Teacher of the Year Award