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Tenure and Promotion for Applied Anthropologists: Deans’ and Chairs’ Perspectives

Panel Sponsored by the Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA)

Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting, 2007

Organizers

Romero-Daza, Nancy (University of South Florida)
Briller, Sherylyn (Wayne State University)
Khanna, Sunil (Oregon State University)

Abstract

This panel, organized by the Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA) brought together academics who have had experience in the tenure and promotion decision making process (e.g., department chairs, deans, chairs of T&P committees) to discuss successful strategies for the presentation of T&P packages by applied anthropologists. Panelists presented concrete recommendations about how T&P committees can “make the case” for applied anthropology at the college and university levels where those in charge of T&P decision-making might not recognize, or be familiar with the value of our applied work.

Panelists

Linda Bennett (University of Memphis)
Elizabeth Bird (University of South Florida)
Allan Burns (University of Florida)

Critical points made in panel presentation and discussion

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Lisa Henry
Co-Chair, COPAA
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of North Texas
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Denton, TX 76203
940-565-4160
lisa.henry@unt.edu