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Event Information

AAA Department Leaders Summit Institute
Date: June 19 — 21, 2018
The AAA is pleased to announce the first Summer Institute for department chairs, and also directors of graduate/undergraduate studies. It will be held Wednesday June 20 through Thursday June 21, 2018 on the campus of the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
The aim is to create opportunities for chairs to take part in face-to-face conversations about the various challenges that department leaders face in administering their departments and share successful practices for dealing with these challenges.
We have received special funding for this inaugural event, so there is no fee to register this year. Participants will be responsible for covering their own travel and lodging expenses. AAA will provide ample meals, including an opening reception and dinner on the evening of Tuesday, June 19, and throughout the 1.5-day event on Wednesday and Thursday.
Topics that will be covered include:
  • Leadership and Department Management
  • Program Review and Assessment
  • Institutional Data Collection (e.g., Alumni Tracking)
  • Encouraging Research and Finding Funding
  • Innovations in Pedagogy
  • Making the Case for Advancing the Discipline
  • How AAA’s Department Services Program Can Help Your Program
We hope this will become a bi-annual event, with free or reduced registration fee as a benefit of Department Services Program membership. In the spirit of a pilot project, we hope that participants will help make this productive, no matter whether you are just stepping into your role or have been there for a while.
The registration deadline is May 22, 2018.
The George Washington University campus is easily accessible by Metro. A list of nearby hotel options will be provided so that participants can make their own lodging arrangements.
Please direct any questions you may have to Daniel Ginsberg.