CLI Fall 2105 Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Location: Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge (Library, 3rd Floor, South Tower)
Topic: Northwestern Language Faculty at Work: Advice from the Dean’s Office and the College Board
Mónica Russel y Rodríguez, Associate Dean of Teaching-Track Faculty: “Workshop on CV Supplements, Promotion, and Reappointment.”
Dr. Cathy Brigham, Senior Director Academic Relations at the College Board: “From High School to College: The College Board, AP Tests and Special Programming
CLI Winter 2014 Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Kresge 1-375
Topic: Engaging and Encouraging Language Learners: Inside Info from Language Faculty
Aude Raymond, Winner of the 2013 CLI Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching Award: “Waking Up Students with Energizing Exercises”
Rifka Cook, “Extracurricular Odysseys: Encouraging Students in Research”
Nelida Aubeneau & M. Teresa Villanueva, “¿Haber o A ver? Honing our Spanish Heritage Learners’ Skills”
CLI Fall 2013 Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, 4 December 2013 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Kresge 1-375
Topic I: Universal Design: Rethinking How to Teach Students with (and without) Disabilities In the last few decades, universities have seen an increasingly diverse student body and, with it, a rising demand for instructors to respond to the racial, gender, and socio-economic diversity in their classrooms. Unfortunately, recent strides in inclusive teaching have left behind another growing minority population at elite universities: students with disabilities. How can instructors best promote learning for students with disabilities? Despite issues of confidentiality and stigma, instructors can do more than include stock phrasing in their syllabi and honor individual student requests for accommodations. This workshop will introduce Universal Design for Learning, a simple pedagogical approach to inclusive teaching, and offer practical tips on how to make classes more accessible and compelling for students with disabilities–and students of all learning styles. Speaker: Alison L. May, Ph.D., Director, Services for Students with Disabilities
Topic II: CAPS and Other Student Mental Health Resources on Campus As language instructors with small class sizes, we are often in a position to recognize or identify students struggling with mental health issues. This portion of the meeting will discuss the resources available to students in need of this support.
CLI Winter 2013 Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, 13 March 2013 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Kresge Hall 1-375
Topic: The Precarious Connection between Language Teaching and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Research: Are They Meant for Each Other Presenter: Monica Chavez, Associate Chair at the Department of German at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Abstract: The precarious connection between language teaching and second language acquisition (SLA) research: Are they meant for each other? This talk will not answer the title question. The question however, will encourage us to excavate around some of the conflicts that mar – and perhaps permanently will – what many expect to be a symbiotic relationship. We will review in brief (a) how SLA since its inception has suffered (or, some may say, benefitted) from multiple disciplinary affiliations that have left the field in definitional muddy waters; (b) how the low regard in which teaching, particularly language teaching, has been held in academic hierarchies over long periods of time has both resulted from and contributed to its conceptual decoupling from research; (c) how new approaches to SLA research, especially those that emphasize the social embedding of teaching & learning, cannot insist on broadly applicable interpretations of its findings; and (d) how as SLA has grown into a scientific field with distinct research paradigms and theories, it has also come to demand a type of literacy only possessed by its own adherents. As is true for some types of therapy, the goal may not be to get two conflicting partners to stay together but rather to respectfully articulate differences and identify parcels of common ground.
CLI Fall 2011 Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, 30 November 2011 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Kresge Hall 2-315
Topic: The Future and Mission of the CLI
CLI Winter 2011 Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, 7 March 2012 | 9:oo am – 12:00 pm | TBA
CLI Fall 2011 Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, 30 November 2011 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Kresge Hall 1-315
Topic: Workshop on the Mission and Future of the Council on Language Instruction
CLI Fall 2010 Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, 1 December 2010 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Kresge 1-375
Topic I: Applying for Funds and Writing Vita Supplements Presenters: Mary E. Finn, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs | Mónica Russel and Rodriguez, Associate Dean for Lecturer Faculty
Topic II: CLI Funding and Deadlines Presenters: Denise Meuser, CLI co-chair | Sue Pechter, CLI treasurer
CLI Winter 2011 Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, 9 March 2011 | 9:oo am – 11:30 am | Kresge Hall 2-415