THE DETAILS (funding, fees, lodging, etc.)

1) WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP? WHAT WILL BE COVERED? WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

For a detailed description of the workshop's goals and content, click here. If you have additional questions about the workshop's content, please contact the Summer Institute Director John Norris. (In Spring 2007, after application selection has taken place, accepted participants will be sent a copy of the workshop schedule, listing planned sessions and social activities.)

2) WHO IS SPONSORING AND ORGANIZING THE WORKSHOP?

The National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa is pleased to sponsor this event. Dr. John Norris (Dept. of Second Language Studies) serves as Summer Institute Director, Yukiko Watanabe serves as workshop facilitator, and NFLRC Program Coordinator Jim Yoshioka serves as workshop coordinator.

3) WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS WORKSHOP? HOW DO I APPLY?

This summer institute is intended for foreign language administrators and teachers who are directly responsible for program evaluations in U.S. college foreign language departments. It assumes no prior grounding in program evaluation theory or methods, only a sincere commitment to engage in useful evaluation practices. Participants will also be asked to share their work at the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages summer seminar (directly following the summer institute) and on the Foreign Language Program Evaluation Project web site.

If you meet the above criteria, we encourage you to apply, particularly if your program evaluation work involves less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). To apply for the workshop, please submit an online application form by the February 15, 2007 deadline. The selection process will be a competitive one, so be sure to allow adequate time to fully answer the questions. Also, don't forget to proofread your entries before submission. If you experience any difficulty with the online form, please contact us at nflrc@hawaii.edu for assistance.

Notification of selection results will take place by February 28, 2007 via email. We will be accepting a maximum of 20 participants for this workshop.

4) IS FINANCIAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR ACCEPTED PARTICIPANTS?

To help defray travel expenses to attend the workshop, partial financial support (up to $800 for participants from the U.S. mainland) will be offered to successful applicants as funding permits. Because this partial financial support will likely not cover all costs involved in attending the workshop, we highly recommend that accepted participants look into various forms of financial or travel support from their home institutions as well.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to restrictions on the federal grant which funds our center, we can only offer partial financial support to participants who currently live in the United States and whose work impacts language research, learning, and teaching in the United States. Educators and researchers in foreign countries are ineligible for this partial funding. Students are also ineligible for partial funding.

5) ARE THERE ANY WORKSHOP FEES?

There are no tuition fees to attend the Developing Useful Evaluation Practices in College Foreign Language Programs. However, accepted participants are required to pay a non-refundable $100 registration fee. Please DO NOT SEND PAYMENT UNTIL NOTIFIED OF ACCEPTANCE.

6) WHERE WILL THE WORKSHOP TAKE PLACE?

The May 28-June 6 workshop will be held in the Moore Hall PC Lab on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus. The UH Manoa campus is 3 miles from Waikiki (about a 10-minute drive). If you are coming from the Honolulu International Airport, it is about a 20-minute drive (non-rush hour traffic). For directions, please check out our Transportation section.

7) ARE THERE LODGING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?

There are a number of housing options available. Rooms in the East-West Center residence halls (Lincoln Hale & Hale Manoa) on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus can be reserved by accepted workshop participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Room rates range from $35-49/night and are limited in availability during the busy summer months. Participants may also enjoy special rates at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel (superior room - $72/night; deluxe room - $77/night; ocean view room - $84/night) or the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel ($119/night) on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. More information about housing options will be made available to workshop participants once they are accepted.

8) ARE MEALS PROVIDED?

Workshop participants will be provided with continental breakfast refreshments each morning as well as afternoon snacks. There are also likely to be both an opening and closing reception during the event. Apart from that, participants are responsible for their own meals throughout the workshop. Extensive information regarding on-campus and off-campus dining options will be provided to participants upon their arrival.

9) IS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED?

No transportation is provided. Information regarding various economical transportation options can be found in our Transportation section.


10) IS CHILDCARE PROVIDED AT THE WORKSHOP?

No childcare is provided. Also, there are some restrictions regarding children in the East-West Center residence halls. Please contact us at nflrc@hawaii.edu for more information.

Please contact us at nflrc@hawaii.edu if you have any further questions

Information on this page subject to change without notice.

 

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