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LLC News

March 2012 Archives

Associate Director, Administration and Ongoing Service - Loyola Univ.

The Associate Director of Administration and Ongoing Service assists Director with the daily administration of the Center, which engages students and the broader Loyola community in education through service for a just and equitable world. The Associate Director assists Director to hire and develop full-time staff, and oversees the hiring and training of the student staff. The Associate Director manages relationships with community partners, handles all aspects of liability for CCSJ programming, and ensures that opportunities for faith/spiritual development and reflection/critical analysis are part of all service experiences.

For more information on the Center for Community Service and Justice:

For additional information or to apply for the position:

The University welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Director Intensive English - Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks a successful, experienced academic administrator to serve as Director of its Program in Intensive English (PIE), starting as early as June 2012. The Director will be eligible for a non-tenured faculty appointment depending on experience and qualifications. The initial contract is for three years and is renewable. This is a twelve-month appointment. The director reports to the Chair of the Department of English and the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. The successful candidate will be committed to international education and will be able to work effectively in a team environment. The position involves overall responsibility for the academic and financial success of PIE; for leading an academic and professional staff of approximately 50; and for maintaining and enhancing the program’s mission of instructional excellence, teacher training, and applied research.

Primary Duties: Ensure effective delivery of existing programs and the development of new programs; supervise PIE faculty and staff; lead professional development of faculty; develop and oversee program budgets and facilities; hire, supervise, evaluate academic and administrative staff; collaborate closely with the Center for International Education (CIE) on international student welfare, academic success, recruitment and retention; ensure that PIE is in compliance with NAU policies and procedures; represent PIE on campus; participate actively in local, regional, and national professional organizations; and participate as a member of the Applied Linguistics graduate faculty; occasionally teach courses, such as TESL Practicum.

Required Qualifications: A doctorate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Applied Linguistics, or related field AND at least 3 years of Intensive English Program (IEP) management experience in a university setting; OR a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Applied Linguistics, or related field AND 5 years experience as director, associate director, or assistant director of a university IEP

Preferred Qualifications:
• Administrative and/or program development, testing and program assessment experience
• Experience with budget oversight and personnel management
• Experience in teacher training and development
• Record of on-going professional development (including attendance at NAFSA, TESOL, or AAAL)
• Doctorate in TESL, Applied Linguistics, or related field.
• Strong record of effective teaching experience
• Applied knowledge of current theories and issues relevant to second language teaching and learning
• Experience teaching ESL/EFL abroad
• Demonstrated ability to develop technology and media applications for EAP instruction
• Excellent written and oral communication skills consistent with those of an educated native speaker of English
• The ability to communicate diplomatically with diverse constituencies

About Us
The PIE has been serving the needs of Northern Arizona University’s non-English speaking international students and training future ESL/EFL teachers since 1987. Each semester the PIE enrolls about 200 nonnative English speakers from around the world. PIE enjoys a close working relationship with NAU’s TESL-MA and doctoral program in applied linguistics, and the Center for International Education. Further information about the PIE can be found at Northern Arizona University's applied linguistics faculty are active scholars, teachers and mentors, and professionals. Our group focuses on the learning and teaching of English as a second/foreign language and the description of spoken/written English. We engage in empirical and theoretical inquiry of language and language pedagogy, from both linguistic and cognitive orientations. Our primary teaching mission is to serve students in two graduate programs: MA-TESL and PhD in Applied Linguistics. We also have a Program in Intensive English that serves the English learning needs of NAU international students and provides teaching and research opportunities for faculty and graduate students. We offer undergraduate courses for BA English and BS Ed English majors/minors, and Liberal Studies' requirements. Northern Arizona University is a 25,000-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 65,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. Visit us at Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background
investigation, an employment history verification, and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

To Apply
The following application materials should be delivered to:
Dr. Joan Jamieson, English Department
ATTN PIE Director Search
English Department
Northern Arizona University
PO BOX 6032
FLAGSTAFF AZ 86011-6032
Via e-mail to:
Please provide cover letter; CV; unofficial transcripts of graduate program(s); documentation of
administrative /supervisory/teaching excellence; supporting materials such as observation reports, peer reviews, and student evaluations, and copies of any published materials relevant to this position. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be delivered directly from the recommenders to the e-mail or physical addresses listed above.
This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2012.

Laura Columbo to work with CONICET

Dr. Laura Colombo has been granted a two-year postdoctoral scholarship from the CONICET (National Council of Technical and Scientific Research in Argentina) to conduct research on academic writing at the graduate level. Dr. Colombo will be working at the University of Buenos Aires, Linguistics Institute as part of an interdisciplinary research team on academic writing and she will be exploring the role of social relations on thesis writing process in PhD students in Argentina.

Conference: Reclaiming Our Bodies: Confronting Oppression & Celebrating Ourselves

2012 Theme: Reclaiming Our Bodies: Confronting Oppression & Celebrating Ourselves

No matter where you go, or the body you inhabit your body is supervised, policed, governed, judged, legislated, assumed upon and about. This year’s conference seeks to interrogate expectations, explore solutions and share successful strategies.

Visions in Feminism is a Washington, DC-based collective of people brought together by the common goals of social justice, and feminism. Each year Visions in Feminism seeks to provide a forum for diverse perspectives on feminist praxis. The conference not only sustains a feminist dialogue that will keep the movement relevant, but also hopes to inspire action by those in attendance. This action is intended to bring about the critical changes necessary in destabilizing the institution of patriarchy and other forms of oppression. Visions in Feminism brings together speakers, attendees, and organizers in an attempt to build a larger and stronger feminist community. The Visions in Feminism conference is been co-organized with the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at American University.
The conference is taking place on March 24th, at American University.for the conference is a sliding scale of $10 – $15 in advance and $15 for day-of registration.
American University Ward Building
(wheelchair access on the side of the building facing the University’s quad)
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

The registration starts at 9 a.m. and workshops start at 10. The entire conference details will be posted soon on the site:

You can register the conference through Paypal on our website, and/or list yourself as attending on Facebook

Invitation to a Book Talk - Shelley Wong and Ilham Nasser

Educators’ Perspectives on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Creating Alliances
A Peace Cafe
Scholars and peace activists discuss their book: Examining Education, Media and Dialogue under Occupation: The Case of Palestine and Israel
When: Sunday April 1st @ 9:00-11:00 AM
Where: Peace Café at Bus Boys and Poets
14th and V Streets NW
Washington DC 20009
In his endorsement of the book Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States of America and author of ‘Palestinian Peace Not Apartheid’ stated:
This book is a unique compilation from a wide range of experts that explores how creative dialogue and education can be used to promote a just Palestinian peace - not apartheid - in the Middle East.
Chapter authors come together on April 1st at the Peace Café to discuss their own hyphenated identities as Palestinian-American, Jewish-American, and Asian-American peace activists and to critically analyze the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the lens of educators. They also discuss the prospects for hope.
Nader Ayish, PhD, is an educator with over 21 years of experience. He currently teaches graduate students at George Mason University and American University as well as middle school near Washington, DC.
Ilham Nasser is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. She has facilitated dialogue groups amongst Palestinians and Israelis and conducted research on the use of language to promote peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.
Sandra Silberstein is professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is a founding member of Seattle’s Middle East Peace Camp Community, and the author of War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11 and Techniques and Resources in Teaching Reading.
Shelley Wong is an associate professor at George Mason University in Multilingual Multicultural Education. She is a past president of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL International Association). She is the author of Dialogic Approaches to TESOL: Where the Ginkgo Tree Grows.

UB Ethics Week Panelists from LLC

Chris Justice and Dr. Rita Turner were panelists on March 6th for an event
that examined the ethical, social, political, and cultural
significance of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. The event was held at
the University of Baltimore for its annual Ethics Week and also
celebrated the 50th anniversary of Carson's groundbreaking
environmental text. Rita and Chris were joined by Dr. Stanley Kemp, an
ecologist, environmentalist scientist, and UB professor.

Amy Pucino received Compassionate Marylander Award

Amy Pucino received the the Compassionate Marylander Award, which was part of Governor O'Malley's "Stronger Together Initiative". She received the award for volunteer mentoring of an Iraqi refugee family for two years through the Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project (RYP) as well as for having her sociology students from the Community College of Baltimore County engage in a community based project with RYP. She chose to donate her $5000.00 award to RYP programming. Please see more information:

Coordinator, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program

The Community College of Baltimore County has a rich tradition of providing undergraduate education, workforce development, technology training and life enrichment in the Baltimore metropolitan area. CCBC is the college of choice to over 70,000 students and 200 businesses every year. We meet students where they are and take them where they want to go!

Under the supervision of the Director of the Center for Adult and Family Literacy (CAFL), the ESOL Coordinator is responsible for overseeing instructional services for non-credit ESOL courses from beginning literacy level through transition courses to prepare ESOL students for pre-academic/credit ESOL. The coordinator leads a team of ESOL program staff and is an essential part of the CAFL Leadership Team.

Responsibilities include hiring and supervising ESOL instructors and staff; participating as a member of the ESOL registration team; overseeing attendance records of all ESOL faculty and staff as well as collecting and analyzing of student performance data from instructors; establishing and monitoring ESOL program/grant outcomes; reviewing and reporting all program data to the MIS Coordinator; working collaboratively with CEED/CAFL staff and credit ESOL to ensure smooth transition of students to academic/workforce development courses; managing grant-funded budgets; developing annual operational plans and goals for ESOL unit; establishing and maintaining relationships with community ESOL advocates including representing CCBC/CAFL on the Maryland Community Colleges' ESOL Affinity group; planning and implementing staff development sessions for all ESOL staff and instructors; and maintaining program quality.

Evening and some weekend work hours are required as needed.

Bachelor's degree required; Master's Degree or certificate in TESOL preferred
Two years of experience to include administering an educational program, including hiring and supervising staff, budget management, and working with, assessing, and/or teaching adult ESOL learners
Proficiency in MS Office including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and email
Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing interactive staff development activities, teacher meetings, and/or instructional sessions/workshops
Occasional evening and weekend work hours
Preferred: Experience planning and implementing grant activities and outcomes


Choice of one of two Maryland State Retirement Plans (contributory and non-contributory); 403(b) supplemental retirement plans; 457(b) deferred compensation plan; Choice of three college-subsidized health care plans (including prescription drugs) with dental and vision insurance plans for employee and eligible dependents; Employee Assistance Program for employee and family; Flexible spending accounts; Eligibility for post-retirement medical benefits; Generous tuition reimbursement benefits; Voluntary life, long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment insurances; Holidays, sick and personal leave (vacation leave for 12-month faculty and professional/administrative positions).

Celebrate the Career & Retirement of Dr. Jodi Crandall

We invite you to join us in a special event to celebrate the career and mark the retirement of Dr. Jodi Crandall, Professor Emerita and Former Chair, Department of Education, Former Director of the Language, Literacy, and Culture Ph.D. Program, and Former Coordinator of the TESOL Program at UMBC.

The event will be held on April 25, 2012, from 5 to 8 pm, on the 7th floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library on the campus of UMBC.

Jodi will give a short, retrospective talk on her work, followed by a sharing of tributes by current and former colleagues and students as well as a light reception.

In honor of a life-time of achievement and to recognize Jodi's 14 years as the founding director of the Language, Literacy, & Culture doctoral program, we are also establishing the Jodi Crandall Fellowship for Research in Language, Literacy and Culture. For more information about the fellowship, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at the event! If you have any questions please contact:

Dr. Bev Bickel
Interim Director of the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program

UB-March 5-10 "Eco-ethics, Sustainability and the Environment"

Hoffberger Center's Annual Ethics Week, March 5-10: 'Eco-Ethics, Sustainability and the Environment'

February 21, 2012
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

The University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics will host its annual Ethics Week, March 5-10, at various locations on the UB campus. This year's theme, "Eco-Ethics, Sustainability and the Environment," will explore the ethical underpinnings of the movement toward a greener, more equitable future—in the ways we build things, take care of our natural resources, and, ultimately, in how we take care of each other. All events are free and open to the public, but reservations are requested for all attendees.

Tuesday, March 6, 2-3:20 p.m.: "Silent Spring," a panel discussion to be held in the M. Scot Kaufman Auditorium in the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave.
The discussion will feature Christopher Justice, lecturer in the School of Communications Design; Stanley Kemp, assistant professor in the Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies; Rita Turner, a faculty member specializing in environmental education and ecoliteracy at UMBC; and Noah Cincinnati, a historian whose expertise is in environmental history.

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson's landmark book, Silent Spring. The panel will consider the book as a policy narrative and how it sparked the environmental movement and led to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970.

An R.S.V.P. is requested for all events. To do so, call the Hoffberger Center at 410.837.5379 or send an e-mail to