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Innovation in Language Program Direction Award

12 Oct 2020 10:45 AM | Anonymous

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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