Beyond Data Collection and Hands-On Experience: The Importance and Effects of Engaging Students in Archaeological Research

Author(s): Kristen R. Fellows

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the "Beyond Data Collection and Hands-On Experience: The Importance and Effects of Engaging Students in Archaeological Research" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Most historical archaeologists working in an academic setting offer field schools for their students; these projects often occur locally (perhaps even on campus), but can also take place further afield. Such opportunities allow students to learn by doing and offer valuable experience for those who may want to pursue CRM work in the future. While most faculty are excited to involve students in research and tout the benefits of experiential learning, we rarely discuss the structural pressures and benefits behind these courses and how they affect research trajectories. This panel will consist of (relatively) early career faculty members and a veteran who has recently moved into administration. The discussion will center on contractual requirements, student recruitment (including first generation and minority students) and enrollment numbers, as well as building a cohesive research agenda while balancing multiple field projects. The importance and effects of engaging students in archaeological research are multifaceted.

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Beyond Data Collection and Hands-On Experience: The Importance and Effects of Engaging Students in Archaeological Research. Kristen R. Fellows. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449006)

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