SAA workshops provide continuing education on a wide range of practical issues relevant to the professional archaeological community. Workshops have limited enrollments, so sign up soon! As noted, specific workshops are open to both meeting attendees and those not attending the meeting.
Workshops and excursion fees are non-refundable. In the event SAA cancels a workshop or excursion from undersubscription, the SAA office will not charge a processing fee and will refund the money in the same form of payment received (such as a credit card payment will be refunded with a credit back to the account.)
Monday, April 12, 2021
Workshop: Teaching Integrity in Empirical Archaeology
Time: 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT
Instructors: Ben Marwick and Liying Wang
Sponsored by Project TIER
This workshop is designed for educators who are interested in integrating principles of transparency and reproducibility into teaching archaeology. We will introduce participants to protocols for conducting and documenting empirical research that ensures the reproducibility of all computational results, and then present a range of pedagogical strategies and curricular resources for teaching these methods to students in a variety of educational settings. The objective is to help instructors develop plans for teaching reproducible research practices that will be feasible and effective in their particular contexts, so that they are fully prepared to implement the methods presented at the workshops when they return to their home institutions. Participants will also be introduced to opportunities to collaborate with the SAA Open Science in Archaeology Interest Group in the development and dissemination of curricular resources for practicing and teaching transparent research methods. The ultimate goal is to foster the development of a community of educators committed to the idea that transparency and reproducibility should be integrated into all levels of research training for students in archaeology. Fee will be donated to the Native American Scholarship Endowment, which makes undergraduate and graduate scholarships possible. $5/registrant. Please sign up at www.saa.org/meeting
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Workshop: Power, Responsibility & Accountability
Time: 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Instructors: Laura Heath-Stout, Meagan Thies-Sauder, and Gabriela Oré
Sponsor: Meeting Safety Committee
This workshop was created by the SAA Meeting Safety Committee in collaboration with Futures Without Violence (https://futureswithoutviolence.org/) to identify, address, and prevent sexual misconduct and bullying in archaeological practice. The group facilitators will use the first part of the workshop to inform on the role power dynamics plays in sexual misconduct and bullying and ways to address and prevent it in the workplace. In the second part, the group facilitators will lead the group through a series of prompted questions to explore power dynamics, responsibility, and accountability in their respective work environments, where the skills acquired in the first section can be implemented. Fee will be donated to Futures Without Violence. $5/registrant. Please sign up at www.saa.org/meeting