APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY, FALL 2009
Teams of two or three students will serve as discussion facilitators for faculty presentations. This role includes 1) meeting with the faculty member prior to their classroom lecture to get a short academic biography and summarize their scholarship; 2) introducing them to the class; and 3) directing classroom discussion on the reading(s) the faculty member has assigned. Directing discussion includes preparing a typed list of questions based on the readings, the lecture, and the faculty member's research and providing this handout for each member of the class. You must also plan to lead off the discussion with a reasonably structured presentation of about 10-15 minutes; please do not leaf through an assigned paper or your notes and hope for an intellectually inspired and structured discussion.
Teams of two or three students will be responsible to serve as discussion facilitators for faculty presentations. In most weeks a faculty member will appear in class between 1:30 and 2:45 and lecture on their research. This lecture will be briefly introduced by the discussion facilitators, who will outline the faculty member's academic biography and their scholarship. You may volunteer to present a particular faculty member's work; if there are no volunteers, discussion facilitators will be chosen at random by the end of the second week of class. In the second half of the class meeting the discussion facilitators will be responsible for leading discussion on the faculty presentation and the readings assigned by that faculty member. The co-facilitators must provide the other students in the class with at least a typed outline at least one page in length including discussion questions based on both the lecture and the readings. Your presentations should 1) provide an introduction to the faculty member's academic training and scholarship; 2) present an organized outline of the presentation and readings' central ideas; and 3) pose questions the lecture and readings raised for you. This discussion introduction should last about 15-20 minutes. You are expected to pose at least four or five substantive questions to frame discussion and to subsequently actively lead the discussion. The students not leading discussion on that day are responsible for contributing to the discussion and offering additional questions pertinent to the readings that may not have been raised. The grades for discussion facilitators who are not well-prepared will be penalized. Discussion facilitators who forget their presentation date will receive our sympathy but will not receive any credit for the assignment.
Your class introduction must be preceded by a meeting with the faculty member during his/her office hours at least one week before their presentation. Please keep in mind that faculty members are all over-committed, so you MUST contact them directly (copy all emails directly to me to document that you are indeed setting up these meetings). You can click on their names below for their emails. You should coordinate this meeting with the other discussion facilitators presenting the faculty member's work: faculty will not meet with each of you individually. During this meeting, you should secure biographical information, like where they trained, what their central research projects have been, how they came to be anthropologists, and how they define applied anthropology. This will count for 10% of your course grade, and every member of the group will receive the same score unless there are special circumstances. Any student that does not meet with the faculty member as required will be penalized half of these points. Any discussion team that does not provide a written outline for the class will lose one-half of the assignment credit. I reserve the right to return outlines to your group if they are not sufficiently thorough.
Please keep in mind that faculty members are all over-committed, so you MUST contact them directly. Click on a faculty member's name on this page for their email. Copy all emails directly to me to document that you are indeed setting up these meetings. You must coordinate this meeting with the other discussion facilitators presenting the faculty member's work: please do not expect faculty to meet with each of you individually. During this meeting, you should secure biographical information, like where they trained, what their central research projects have been, how they came to be anthropologists, and how they define applied anthropology.
The discussion presentation will count for 10% of your course grade. Any individual student that does not meet with the faculty member as required will be penalized half of these points (i.e., five of the 10 points). Each student in any discussion team that does not provide a written outline for the class will lose one-half of the assignment credit.
Please note that you are scheduled to present the reading directly BELOW your name. Please do not forget your presentation day; do contact me if you have any questions.
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Last updated August 31, 2009