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Innovation in Language Program Direction Award

12 Oct 2020 10:45 AM | Robert L. Davis (Administrator)

AAUSC is pleased to announce the new Innovation in Language Program Direction Award to recognize outstanding examples of curricular and pedagogical innovation in the field of foreign/second language education within institutions of higher education.

This year, AAUSC will give four awards worth $500 apiece: 2 awards for racial/social justice innovation and 2 awards for innovation in online/remote teaching.  In addition to receiving monetary awards, the winners will be recognized during AAUSC’s annual business meeting.

All AAUSC members (tenure-track faculty, non-tenure track faculty, adjunct faculty and graduate students) currently employed in aninstitution of higher education are eligible to apply. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Relevance: How relevant is the project to language program direction and L2 education?

Innovation: Does the project leverage innovative theories, technologies and/or practices? 

Replicability: Can the project be replicated by other language programs in the US?

Impact:  How many students are potentially impacted? How profound is the impact?

Applicants must submit a Word file document (approximately 1000-1500 word length) that contains their name, affiliation, and description of their programmatic innovation by October 31st to

Applications will be evaluated in a blind, peer-review process.  Winners will be contacted by November 14th, and awards will be presented during AAUSC’s annual Business meeting November 20th held via Zoom. 

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