CAS is currently accepting applications for Culture and Language Across the Curriculum (CLAC) course development grants. Please see the announcement below for more information about the grants offered and the application process!
Culture and Language Across the Curriculum (CLAC) is a national framework designed to promote the use of foreign languages to enhance the study of non-language subjects. The Center for Asian Studies invites CU Boulder faculty who would like to add CLAC techniques to their teaching to apply for CLAC Fellow course development grants for summer 2018. This opportunity is offered as part of a larger two-year initiative funded by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education in the CU College of Arts and Sciences.
CAS will offer three types of course development grants for Summer 2018:
CLAC Co-Seminar Course Development Grants will offer a $1000 stipend for the development of a supplemental one-credit undergraduate co-seminar drawing students and content from an existing disciplinary course in any department. Faculty will be responsible for teaching this co-seminar using primary Asian language sources to enhance the content of the main course. CLAC co-seminars will be listed as ASIA 4001 (Arts & Humanities) or ASIA 4002 (Social Sciences).
Japanese CLAC Co-Seminar Course Development Grants will offer a $500 stipend for the development of a supplemental one-credit undergraduate co-seminar using Japanese language and culture, drawing students and content from an existing disciplinary course in any department. Instruction in co-seminars will be by a paid Student Language Facilitator with supervision by the professor of record. CLAC co-seminars will be listed as ASIA 4001 (A&H) or ASIA 4002 (Social Sciences). Funding for these grants is currently pending.
Standard Course CLAC Integration Grants will offer a $500 stipend to incorporate Asia-related CLAC assignments into standard classes. Faculty will be responsible for incorporating primary language assignments and CLAC-oriented projects into an existing syllabus in order to enrich the content of the course. Such assignments can be optional or utilize cultural materials for students who don’t have sufficient Asian language skills.
Recipients who receive the summer stipend should offer the new/revised course in AY 2018-19. All recipients will receive training and support through the CAS CLAC pilot program and CLAC Consortium members. CLAC courses should utilize primary language sources, including historical or contemporary materials and mass media. For more information on CLAC see here.
Applications should consist of three parts: 1. A brief proposal (2 pages maximum) addressing the role that Asian language materials could play in supplementing the course, providing examples of materials that could be used for CLAC, and outlining selected topics from the main course that would lend themselves to CLAC techniques; 2. A copy of the existing course syllabus; and 3. A 2-3 page CV.
Applications are due to CAS on Monday, February 26, 2018 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list the name of the grant you are applying for (above) in the subject line.
All grants will be paid as summer salary and are subject to taxes and withholding. Award recipients will be asked to submit a brief report and syllabus for the new course during the Fall 2018 semester. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility for future CAS faculty awards.
If you have questions about these opportunities, please direct them to Danielle Rocheleau Salaz (Danielle.Salaz@colorado.edu, 303-735-5312).