Formed in late 2012, the objectives and tasks of the Florida Anthropological Society Education Committee are:
1. To promote the overall objectives, goals, and programs of FAS to Florida’s public and private educational institutions from K-12 to the university level, and to the general public.
2. To connect FAS with the larger community of anthropology students, faculty, and practitioners in Florida, including those whose research is outside of the state.
3. To critically assess issues and policies impacting educational programs in anthropology throughout the state.
4. To advise the FAS board and membership on educational policy and issues currently impacting anthropology education in FL through FAS listserv, quarterly board meetings, FAS newsletter, and/or journal.
1. To convene at the FAS Annual Meeting, and communicate through other means, such as via the internet, throughout the year as the need arises.
2. To maintain a database and/or website listing opportunities for students including mentorships, employment, field schools, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
3. To maintain a database and/or website listing anthropology majors, minors, and courses in the state’s public and private institutions of higher learning.
In 2016, FAS recognized the efforts of the Education Committee by awarding a Certificate of Achievement to Jason Wenzel (Chair, 2012-2015) and Jen Knutson (Chair 2016-Present) as well as the entire committee.
The FAS Education Committee Seeks Field School Information & Blog Posts!
Please send summer field school information and/or flyers! We would like to share them all in one place for students.
The FAS Education Committee is always accepting blog posts and content. Looking for internship or scholarship candidates? Has your chapter volunteered on a project or visited a local site? Have a project you want to share in an informal way to students, educators, FAS members, and the general public? Compile your content in a MS Word document. Add a title and one or more pictures including their descriptions and photo credits. Please email your flyers, notices, and other content to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Archaeology Advocacy Workshop
With a focus on advocacy, interacting with legislators, and interagency coordination in statewide initiatives, the FAS Board invited Malinda Horton, Executive Director of the Florida Association of Museums, to guide our workshop.
FAS Education Committee Panel Presentations at the FAS Annual Meetings
67th Annual Meeting Florida Anthropological Society, May 2015
Uzi Baram, Brad Biglow, Jennifer Knutson, Sarah Miller, Emily Jane Murray, and Jason Wenzel
Panel Presentation: Anthropology and the Media
66th Annual Meeting Florida Anthropological Society, May 2014
Uzi Baram, Brad Biglow, Jennifer Knutson, Sarah Miller, and Jason Wenzel
Panel Presentation: Teaching Controversial Issues in Anthropology and Archaeology
65th Annual Meeting Florida Anthropological Society, May 2013
Uzi Baram, Brad Biglow, Ramie Gougeon, Jennifer Knutson, Sarah Miller, and Jason Wenzel
Panel Presentation: Academic and Public Sector Issues in Anthropology