Developing useful evaluation practices in college foreign langauge programs: Showcase session

    Faculty Working Group on Foreign Language Program Evaluation

    This booklet summarizes three immediate outcomes of the authoring group’s work during the Developing Useful Evaluation Practices in College Foreign Language Programs institute held May 28 through June 6, 2007, at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The first is a statement on the Value of Evaluative Thinking and Action in Foreign Language Programs. Second, the group offers broad Strategies for Culture Change in Program Evaluation. And third, the group presents one-page overviews of their program-specific evaluation work, as one way of demonstrating the range of possible contributions to be made by evaluation in college foreign language education.