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The Department Leaders Summer Institute provides an opportunity for department leaders to have face-to-face conversations about the various challenges of administering a department and to share successful practices for dealing with these challenges. The inaugural institute was held in 2018; view the recap

The second summer institute was held on June 1113, 2019 at Loyola University, Chicago. View the recap.

Department leaders have an opportunity to assist with shaping the agenda that could include the following topics:

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6:15        Opening Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

8:00       Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00       Welcome and Introductions

9:15       Plenary: Diversity and Inclusion in Anthropology Departments 

10:00     Facilitated Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion

12:00     Catered Lunch

1:30       Panel: Perspectives from Anthropologists in Practice Settings

3:45       Wrap up and reflect on Day 1

4:45       Bus leaves for Chicago History Museum

5:30       Chicago History Museum after-hours tour

7:00       Dinner near the museum

9:00       Bus back to Loyola

Thursday, June 13, 2019

8:00        Continental Breakfast

8:30        Student Panel: Advising and Student Mental Health

10:15     Plenary Discussion – Making the Case for Advancing the Discipline

11:30     AAA’s Department Services Program – How Can AAA Help?

12:00     Wrap Up and Recommendations for 2021 Summer Institute

12:30     Adjourn

Travel & Lodging

AAA has not secured a room block. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their own travel/lodging expenses. 

Here are a few nearby hotels to consider as you make your travel arrangements:


Please contact: Daniel Ginsberg

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