Save the date for Webinar Wednesdays!
In 2014, the American Anthropological Association will host a monthly webinar series on the third Wednesday of the month on a variety of topics to engage anthropologists.
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.
This webinar is free but registration is required. You’ll need the password – anthropology.