Funding will again be available to support professional development for faculty or graduate student language instructors who would like to pursue professional development opportunities in language teaching, assessment, and/or technology in 2013. In some instances, it may also be possible to support conference travel related to language pedagogy. These funds are available from the general CSL budget.
At present, we would like to solicit proposals for activities in Spring, Summer, or Autumn 2013 programs, i.e., any programs, conferences, workshops, or other events through the end of the calendar year 2013. If you would like to apply, please bring or send a cover letter to the CSL, describing your professional, linguistic, and scholarly interests and how the proposed program or travel fits in with your overall academic plans or career goals. Please provide a description of the program and a proposed budget. Proposals can be submitted from January 20th to June 1st. Proposals will be considered by the Advisory Council to the CSL and awards will be announced at various times until mid-June.
For those of you looking for sample programs, here are some suggestions from previous summers:
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview training (4-day workshops) http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3354
CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition) http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/index.html
CLEAR (Center for Language Education and Research) http://clear.msu.edu/clear/professionaldev/summerworkshops.php
CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency and Research) http://calper.la.psu.edu/profdev.php?page=workshops
NCLRC (National Capital Language Resource Center) http://nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html
Please let the CSL know if you have any questions. We hope many of you will have ideas for taking advantage of this opportunity for professional development.