SACC Teacher of the Year Award Information

SACC Teacher of the Year Award


SACC was founded in 1978, and its mission is to encourage dialogue and collaboration

among teachers of anthropology across sub-disciplines and institutional settings and to

promote excellence in the teaching of anthropology.


Description: SACC would like to recognize undergraduate teachers of community and

four-year colleges who have demonstrated exceptional creativity in their teaching that

took into account different learning abilities and backgrounds, or who have established

outstanding field schools or community projects that have been shown to make a difference in

the lives of their students, and, if appropriate, to the community.


Eligibility: The candidate need not be a member of SACC but must be nominated by a

SACC member or an active participant in SACC activities.  The candidate should be in the beginning of their career or in mid-career. Candidate may be a full-time, part-time, or adjunct instructor.


Prize: $500 and registration fee waived to give a presentation at SACC’s 2015

meeting, March 2-5, in Kauila-Kona, Hawaii.


Submission Information:

The nominating letter and additional letters of support that demonstrate the nominee’s qualifications should be sent as e-mail attachments.  The additional letters can be from no more than four colleagues and/or students and should be no more than five pages each. The nomination packet should include the candidate’s resume/CV and a first-person narrative illustrating qualification for this award. Submissions should not exceed 25 pages. Faculty not chosen in the current year may be considered again the next year.


Application Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014


Application Procedure:

Please send submissions to Beverly Bennett, Awards Committee Chair, at [email protected] In the subject line, please include “SACC Awards.”