Published: Dec. 1, 2022

CAS is pleased to announce that our own Executive Director, Danielle Rocheleau Salaz, is a contributor to Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum in Higher Education: Harnessing the Transformative Potentials of CLAC Across Disciplines, which was published by Routledge on November 18.

Edited by India C. Plough and Welore Tamboura, the volume offers 16 chapters describing Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) programs and initiatives throughout the US, offering insight into outcomes and opportunities for both students and faculty members, and describing the adaptability of CLAC concepts to various institutional cultures and needs.

Salaz’s chapter, entitled “CLAC Your Campus: Institutionalizing a Program that Encourages Students to Put Language and Culture Skills to Use,” discusses the structure and progress of the  CLAC program at CU Boulder, launched by CAS in 2017-18 with support from the CU College of Arts & Sciences. CLAC enriches learning by encouraging students to study texts and materials in languages other than English, which they typically can’t do in standard content courses due to unavoidable limitations in such settings. CLAC at CAS allows students to integrate Asian language skills into content study in their field of interest. Since launching the program, 11 CLAC co-seminars have been offered at CU Boulder, with plans for a new course offering this spring, associated with Katherine Alexander’s CHIN 3361 Women and the Supernatural in Chinese Literature for students with Chinese language knowledge. 

Those interested in learning more are encouraged to attend the online 2022 CLAC Conference on December 2 and 3, open to the public free of charge thanks to financial support from the the four co-host institutions of Colgate University, Cornell University, Syracuse University, and Skidmore College.

CAS will be offering course development grants to faculty members interested in creating CLAC co-seminars associated with existing content courses that would benefit from the addition of Asian language sources. The deadline for applications will be Monday, February 27, 2023. Application processes and further information is available on the CAS website.