Developing Useful Evaluation Practices in College Foreign Language Programs

This summer institute workshop is designed to help foreign language administrators and teachers engage in useful, practical, and effective program evaluations. It will provide language educators with a user-oriented approach to developing evaluations that maximize benefits for language learners and teachers, while minimizing potential negative consequences. Practical emphases will include (a) student learning outcomes assessment, (b) accreditation and program review, (c) personnel/teacher evaluation, (d) course evaluation, and (e) curriculum development and improvement.