151. Language, Literature, and . . . ? New Models for Foreign Language Departments
Monday, 5 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Issaquah, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Division on Slavic and East European Literatures
Presiding: Jessie M. Labov, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
Speakers: Thomas J. Garza, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Tomislav Z. Longinovic, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Robert Romanchuk, Florida State Univ.; Gabriella Safran, Stanford Univ.; Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya, Florida State Univ.
For description and biographies, visit mlaslavicdivision2012.blogspot.com/.
A roundtable on Slavic and other foreign language departments addressing the changing demands of students, administrators, and the profession itself. After a brief overview of the challenges presented by disciplinary paradigm shifts and the recent fiscal crisis, presenters will offer their ideas for viable solutions, work-arounds, and strategies that have been (or could be) successful in the face of institutional change.
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