2021 Department Leaders Summer Institute Schedule at a Glance
All times Eastern. Each content session is expected to be between one and two hours long, depending on how much dialogue we inspire.
12:00—Welcome and Orientation Akhil Gupta, Professor of Anthropology, UCLA; President, AAA Ed Liebow, Executive Director, AAA Daniel Ginsberg, Director of Education and Professional Practice, AAA
Followed by—COVID Check-in: How can we support one another in a post-vaccine world? Janet McGrath, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University
3:00—Making the case for anthropology: How to think like an administrator, and how to get what you want* Dianna Shandy, Professor of Anthropology and Acting Associate Dean of the Faculty, Macalester College
12:00—How to create an antiracist workplace for faculty and students Carolyn Rouse, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Princeton University
3:00—How to leverage interdisciplinary connections to make your new curriculum succeed* Maria Sprehn, Professor of Anthropology, Montgomery College John Ziker, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Boise State University
Learning the ropes: A session for new and incoming chairs Beth Erhart, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Texas State University
How and why to build partnerships between two- and four-year schools* Sarah Jewett, Executive Director, STEM Transfer Student Success Initiative, University of Maryland–Baltimore County
3:00—Does it count for tenure? How to encourage public and community-based scholarship* Sherylyn Briller, Professor of Anthropology, Purdue University
Re-envisioning curriculum and materials through participatory approaches Jennifer Wies, Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Professor of Anthropology, Eastern Kentucky University Katie Nelson, Instructor of Anthropology, Inver Hills Community College
How to manage your budget for equitable faculty working conditions Edmund "Ted" Hamann, Professor of Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; AAA Treasurer, 2012–2018
3:00—How to create and sustain community partnerships off campus* Jonathan Anjaria, Faculty Director of Professional Development and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis University Bill Roberts, Professor of Anthropology, St. Mary's College of Maryland
12:00—AAA services for anthropology departments
3:00—Open session to be determined by Institute attendees
Content sessions will be held on Zoom and coffee hours on Gather, with links distributed to Institute attendees. Sessions will be recorded so that attendees who have scheduling conflicts can view what they missed.
* Asterisks indicate the "engaged scholarship track": participants can attend each of these sessions separately, but the sequence is designed to host a cohesive discussion over the course of the week about how to strengthen anthropology departments by making connections to other units on and off campus.