[lg policy] CFP: Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC)

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 2 13:50:15 UTC 2011

Forwarded From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu


Exploring Approaches to
Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum

March 9-10, 2012
Radisson University Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Deadline: September 30, 2011

The sixth annual conference on Cultures and Languages Across the
Curriculum (CLAC) provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate
instructors, and administrators to share expertise in building and
managing post-secondary CLAC programs. The conference theme will
address the practical issues related to developing successful
pedagogical models for the CLAC classroom.

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum

The CLAC movement intends to make global competence a reality for
students and to create alliances among educators to share practices
and methods for incorporating an international dimension in curricula,
and, more generally, to achieve internationalization goals. General
principles of CLAC include:

A focus on communication and content;

An emphasis on developing meaningful content-focused language use
outside traditional language classes;

An approach to language use and cross-cultural skills as a means for
the achievement of global intellectual synthesis, in which students
learn to combine and interpret knowledge produced in other languages
and in other cultures.

Within this large framework, CLAC can take many forms, depending on
specific content and curricular goals within a discipline. For more
information on CLAC, visit: http://clacconsortium.org/

Conference Themes

A specific focus of the 6th annual conference on Cultures and
Languages Across the Curriculum will be on presenting and discussing a
variety of models and points of focus for CLAC programs at the
post-secondary level. We aim to engage seasoned CLAC practitioners,
those in the process of implementing programs, and prospective CLAC
program developers in a dialogue to share ideas and best practices in
our evolving and unique field of education for global citizens. CLAC
attendees generally come to the conference eager to learn more about
how CLAC programs are implemented at other institutions. CLAC 2012
will provide an opportunity for more extended discussions examining
design and delivery of a CLAC curriculum.

We invite proposals for papers (20 min presentation + 10 min Q&A) or
panels (presentation for 60 min total + 30 min Q&A) or poster
presentations on any issue relating to CLAC, although the following
topics are of particular interest:

CLAC course design (syllabi, classroom activities, lesson plans).

Innovative CLAC programs.

Focus on development of advanced translingual and transcultural competence.

Evaluation and assessment.

Incorporating technology in CLAC.

Theoretical frameworks for a successful CLAC program.

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