AAUSC publishes an annual volume of research in language program direction to further the goals of the organization, namely to promote research in second language teaching and learning, improve second language instruction by fostering teachers’ professional development, and establish a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences, and materials among language program supervisors, coordinators, and directors.
The volume was created in 1990 by Sally Sieloff Magnan (Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin), the series editor from 1990-2004. Carl S. Blyth (Associate Professor, University of Texas) was the series editor from 2005-2010, and Stacey Katz Bourns (Director of Romance Language Programs, Harvard University) has been the series editor since 2011.
Among the editors for individual volumes have been some of the most prominent scholars in the field of applied linguistics and second language studies, including Heidi Byrnes, Claire Kramsch, Sally Sieloff Magnan, and Albert Valdman.
Publication in the volume is very selective: Abstracts are first vetted by the editors, then submitted chapters undergo a strict peer-review process. All submissions are blind reviewed by at least two experts, including at least one member of the AAUSC editorial board.
Go to list of published volumes.
For a model of a successful proposal, go to AAUSC Proposed Volume-norris-mills.docx.