From 1991 to 2019, AAUSC published an annual volume of research in language program direction. The volume was created in 1990 by Sally Sieloff Magnan (Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin), the series editor from 1990-2004.
Among the editors of individual volumes were some of the most prominent scholars in the field of applied linguistics and second language studies, including Heidi Byrnes, Carl Blyth, Sébastian Dubreuil, Claire Kramsch, Glenn Levine, Virginia Scott, Steve Thorne, and Albert Valdman.
Publication in the volume was very selective: Abstracts were first vetted by the editors, then submitted chapters underwent a strict peer-review process. All submissions were blind reviewed by at least two experts, including at least one member of the AAUSC editorial board.
The entire content of Issues in Language Program Direction is available on the website of our successor publication, Second Language Research and Practice, AAUSC's online, open-source journal.