Conference Schedule 
Workshops and Presentations

Location: Monogram Room, Joyce Center

Friday, October 7th

12:00-4:00 – Registration

1:00-3:00 – Workshop #1

Peter Pfeiffer, Georgetown University
Marianna Ryshina-Pankova, Georgetown University

3:00-3:30 – Break

3:30-5:30 – Workshop #2

Maryam Emami, Kevin García Cruz, Katharina Kley & Hélade Scutti-Santos
Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication (CLIC)-Rice University

5:30-6:00 – Reception for all participants (appetizers)

6:00-8:00 – Business meeting dinner


Saturday, October 8th

8:15 - noon – Registration 

8:30 - 9:15 – Plenary presentation

Proficiency and Pragmatics: Expanding Our Repertoire of Language Assessment
Julie Sykes, University of Oregon

9:15-9:30 – Break

9:30-11:30 – Session I

9:30-9:50 – The Evolution of One Foreign Language Department’s Electronic Portfolio Assessment Program
Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz, Northern Illinois University
Katharina Barbe, Northern Illinois University

9:50-10:10 –Not Judging a Fish by its Ability to Climb a Tree – Assessment, Evaluation, Reflection
Susanne Even, Indiana University

10:10-10:30 – Break

10:30-10:50 – Improving the Student Experience through Program-wide Assessment and Articulation
Robert L. Davis, University of Oregon
Linda Forrest, University of Oregon

10:50-11:20 – Discussion of Session I

11:30-1:00 – Lunch on your own

1:00-2:45 – Session II 

1:00-1:20 – Assessing the Impact of Community-Based Learning (CBL) on Student Learning Outcomes in a Spanish Program
Rachel Parroquin, University of Notre Dame
Connie Mick, University of Notre Dame
Shauna Williams, University of Notre Dame

1:20-1:40 – Integrating Language Learning and Intercultural Awareness Goals in Curricular Design
María Martha Manni, University of Maryland Baltimore County

1:40-2:00 – Dual Assessment for Linguistic and Cultural Communicative Competence
Rkia E. Cornell, Emory University
Gehane Shehata, Emory University

2:00-2:20 – Discussion of Session II

2:20-2:45 – Break

2:45-4:00 – Session III

2:45-3:05 – Improving Equal Access in Lower-Division Language Courses: A Collaboration Between the Language Program Director and Accessibility Services
Carey L. Busch, Ohio University
Muriel Gallego, Ohio University

3:05-3:25 – Answering the Call for a Meaningful Measure of Graduate-level L2 Reading Comprehension
Catherine Baumann, University of Chicago
Jamie McCormick, University of Chicago
Ahmet Dursun, University of Chicago

3:25-3:45 – The Preparation of TAs as Language Instructors: Exploring Methodological Issues Through Collaborative Reflection
Muriel Gallego, Ohio University

3:45-4:10 – Discussion of Session III

4:10-4:30 – Break

4:30-6:00 – Panel: Interactional Competence Classroom Assessments: Constructs, Tasks, Rubrics

Teaching & Testing Minimal Expansions in the Beginning German Language Classroom
Katharina Kley, Rice University

Teaching & Assessing Conversation Closings in First-year Spanish Courses
Kevin García Cruz, Rice University