Professional Development

Upcoming Conferences

The following conferences have submission or registration deadlines either tomorrow or the following week. If you were thinking of submitting or attending, don't miss your chance!

  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)'s 2023 conference is in Boston, Massachusetts (November 18th-20th, 2022). The deadline for registration is October 26th, 2022.

  • The International Studies Association (ISA)'s 2023 conference is in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March 15th-18th, 2023). Though the call for proposals is past, the deadline for registration is Oct. 26th, 2022 for those who wish to attend.

  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) has an open call for proposals for their 2023 conference at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 6th-10th, 2023). The deadline for proposal submissions is October 28th, 2022.

  • The International Association of Language Learning Technology (IALLT) has issued a call for proposals for their 2023 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (June 14th-17th, 2023). The deadline for proposal submissions is November 4th, 2022 and the theme is "Language and Technology at the Crossroads."

Congratulations to our CLAS Faculty Award recipients!

Giovanni Zimotti

Giovanni (Spanish and Portuguese) received a Collegiate Teaching Award, given to faculty who demonstrate outstanding performance in the classroom.

Kirsten Kumpf Baele

blonde woman accepts award certificate from brunette woman

Kirsten (German) received an Outstanding Outreach and Public Engagement Award, given to faculty who engage in activities that bring the University to broader communities in significant and sustained ways.

Supporting Students

November 1st is a testing date for the Global Seal of Biliteracy. For more information, see this event posting or contact Claire Frances in the CLCL.

Peer Tutoring

Remember to encourage your students to attend peer tutoring sessions in the CLCL. Send students to the CLCL webpage to easily sign up.

Upcoming Events

Día de los Muertos

Faculty are welcome to contribute to this year's Día de los Muertos altar. Please bring ofrendas to deceased loved ones - food or things they liked, photos, or notes - to the CLCL.

On November 2nd, students will be presenting on the day's history and traditions.

Other Exciting Events

October 25th at 12:00 pm: Takako Lento at the University of Iowa: Career and Community through Writing and Translation

  • This talk is part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series for the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

October 28th at 4:15 pm: Bunkasai Japanese Culture Festival

  • This festival includes Japanese cultural exhibits, a Taiko performance, and student performances. It is free and open to the public.

November 4th at 10:00 am: Days of Future Past: Histories and Futures of Racial Representation in Comics

  • Presentations from various speakers will focus on how comics have represented racialized histories and imagined racialized futures. This event will also feature a guided tour of comics artifacts from the University of Iowa Library's Special Collections.
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