Seventh Annual Conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum

Growing and Sustaining CLAC Programs
Sept. 19-20, 2013
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia

The Seventh Annual Conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) will focus on how to grow and sustain CLAC programs. In this time of diminished budgets and the need for assessment of learning outcomes, attendees at the conference will learn and be able to explain options for different models of CLAC programs and how CLAC programs can enhance other programs on campus.

Seasoned CLAC practitioners, those in the process of implementing programs, as well as prospective program developers, will come together to share ideas and best practices in our evolving and unique field of education for global citizens.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Starting a CLAC program
  • Assessment
  • Association with STEM programs
  • Involving international students
  • Outreach to community-based learning
  • Opportunities for the returned study abroad student

Conference Sponsors

The Seventh Annual Conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum is sponsored by the Office of International Education at the University of Richmond.

The conference is cosponsored by the institutional members of the CLAC Consortium:

Auburn University, Baldwin-Wallace College, Binghamton University-SUNY, Drake University, Portland State University, Skidmore College, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Wittenberg University.

Conference Planning Committee 

Dr. Joseph Hoff (Committee Chair), Associate Dean of International Education, University of Richmond 

Dr. Diana Davies, Vice Provost for International Initiatives, Princeton University

Dr. Cindy Evans, Director, Foreign Language Resource Center, Skidmore College

Dr. Suronda Gonzalez, Director, Languages Across the Curriculum, Binghamton University-SUNY

Dr. Tanya Kinsella, Undergraduate Academic Program Coordinator, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Dr. Sharon Scinicariello, Director, Global Studio, University of Richmond

Dr. Dan Soneson, Director, CLA Language Center, University of Minnesota

Dr. Elaine Tarone, Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota