Purpose: Annual award presented to an outstanding faculty/educator from a two-or four-year institution of higher education what has demonstrated outstanding creativity in their teaching that takes into account different learning abilities and backgrounds, or who have established outstanding field schools or community projects that have shown to make a difference in the lives of their students, and, if appropriate, 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: The individual award shall be not less than $200 per year. The exact amount of the award will be determined by the Awards Committee in consultation with the Treasurer of SACC.
Submission Information: During the fall of each year (no later than November 1st) nominations for the award shall be sought by the Awards Committee. At a minimum, the announcements will be placed in any SACC sponsored publication, the SACC website, and the AAA Anthropology News. The nomination/sponsoring member of SACC shall forward to the committee the required documentation addressing the specific requirements approved by the Awards Committee.
Application Submission Deadline: December 15
Application Procedure: A nomination packet submitted by a SACC member or an active participant in SACC activities. This packet should include a letter from the nominating individual demonstrating the nominee’s qualifications shall be submitted to the Awards Committee. Additional letters may be submitted 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 in the following year.