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This proposal outlines a plan to identify students interested in archaeology early in their coursework and motivate them to graduate in a timely manner. Many students hesitate to choose anthropology as a major with a specialization in archaeology due to lack of information about job opportunities for anthropology BAs. Late declaration of an undergraduate major is one factor that affects graduation rates adversely, as does a lack of information about job opportunities. This project seeks to identify sophomores and juniors interested in archaeology as a career and provide them active learning. Students participating in the project will be trained in basic archaeological methods through enrollment in ANT250, a research class that does not require prerequisites. The class involves directly working with research collections, specialized reference materials, and manuals under the direction of professors and graduate students. Advanced archaeology undergraduate majors will work in the archaeology lab alongside the project students and provide peer role models. Two guest speakers from local CRM firms will give career presentations to acquaint students with career options in archaeology. Therefore, the proposed plan will expose students to 1) archaeological projects, 2) research methods using real collections, 3) role models and 4) job opportunities. Time to graduation should be improved as students sign-up for anthropology majors quicker and recognize their career options in archaeology faster than those who don’t participate in the project. The project will be assessed by comparing the time to degree of cohort students to the average time to degree of all anthropology majors using the Department of Anthropology data base.

Research Cohort in Archaeology University of Alabama

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This proposal outlines a plan to identify students interested in archaeology early in their coursework and motivate them to graduate in a timely manner. Many students hesitate to choose anthropology as a major with a specialization in archaeology due to lack of information about job opportunities for anthropology BAs. Late declaration of an undergraduate major is one factor that affects graduation rates adversely, as does a lack of information about job opportunities. This project seeks to identify sophomores and juniors interested in archaeology as a career and provide them active learning. Students participating in the project will be trained in basic archaeological methods through enrollment in ANT250, a research class that does not require prerequisites. The class involves directly working with research collections, specialized reference materials, and manuals under the direction of professors and graduate students. Advanced archaeology undergraduate majors will work in the archaeology lab alongside the project students and provide peer role models. Two guest speakers from local CRM firms will give career presentations to acquaint students with career options in archaeology. Therefore, the proposed plan will expose students to 1) archaeological projects, 2) research methods using real collections, 3) role models and 4) job opportunities. Time to graduation should be improved as students sign-up for anthropology majors quicker and recognize their career options in archaeology faster than those who don’t participate in the project. The project will be assessed by comparing the time to degree of cohort students to the average time to degree of all anthropology majors using the Department of Anthropology data base.

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