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New Curricular Directions in College German Programs

2013 ACTFL/AATG Convention; November 22-24, 2013; Orlando, Florida

This session will explore ways to think creatively when faced with the issue of re-envisioning German programs at colleges and universities. Most of us either already had to restructure their curriculum or will be required to do so to address the budget shortfalls in higher education. The panel hopes to bring together up to four presenters who will discuss their unique and innovative curricular models for German programs at the college level. Questions that could be addressed in the presentations: Why did the changes take place? How long did it take to implement them? How did you measure success of the changes you implemented? How does your curriculum integrate study abroad, service learning, interdisciplinary considerations, student retention, community outreach, new technologies, etc? What would you suggest to colleagues interested in implementing a curriculum similar to yours? 

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words, along with your contact information and a bio of 100 words by December 31, 2012 to Sebastian Heiduschke, Oregon State University, [log in to unmask].

******************* The German Studies Call for Papers List Editor: Stefani Engelstein Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt Sponsored by the University of Missouri Info available at: http://grs.missouri.edu/resources/gerlistserv.html