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CFP: 2023 Innovation in Language Program Direction Awards

08 Sep 2023 9:24 AM | Mandy Menke (Administrator)

AAUSC is pleased to solicit applications for the Innovation in Language Program Direction Award to recognize outstanding examples of curricular and pedagogical innovation in the field of foreign/second languages education within institutions of higher education.In addition to receiving a monetary award, winners will be publicly recognized and given the opportunity to share their project with colleagues.

All AAUSC members (tenure-track faculty, non-tenure track faculty, adjunct faculty and graduate students not currently serving on the Executive Board or as SLRP editors) currently employed in an institution of higher education are eligible to apply. 

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:


Does the project leverage innovative theories, technologies and/or practices? How does the project advance language teaching and learning and/or the work of language program directors and coordinators?


What is the impact on the local program and what is the potential impact on the wider field of post-secondary language education? How was student learning impacted or the work of LPDs/coordinators transformed?  Can the project be replicated by other language programs in the US? How relevant is the project to language program direction and L2 education?

In addressing impact, applicants should detail how student learning was transformed, using evidence from student feedback, assessment data, program metrics, press reports, social media hits, etc., making a direct link between available data/metrics and a particular outcome.

Applicants are encouraged to include sufficient detail in their narrative so that reviewers have a clear sense of the curricular innovations made, the motivations for the innovations, and the impact of the innovations on the local program. Finally, applicants should consider how their process and practices could be a model for other post-secondary language programs.

Applicants must submit a de-identified Word file or PDF (approximately 750 words) with a description of their programmatic innovation by October 23, 2023 via this Google form.Applications will be evaluated in a blind, peer-review process.  Winners will be announced in early December.

Please direct any questions to Mandy Menke (, AAUSC Vice-President.

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