2013 Fall Kickoff
The CETL is pleased to announce the 2013 Fall Kickoff that will take place August 15th, 2013 from 8:30pm – 4:30pm at West Library and the Baker Building. The theme for this year’s kickoff is ENGAGING WITH STUDENTS and will include a series of events, workshops, and discussions about the theme. The keynote speaker for the fall kickoff is Mark Algren – Director of the Applied English Center at the University of Kansas and you will find his bio below along with a tentative schedule of events/sessions.
Fall Kickoff RSVP HERE.
Keynote Biography (from http://aec.ku.edu/)
Mark Algren, Director of the AEC, received his M.A. degree in ESL from Southern Illinois University. He reports to the Associate Vice Provost for International Programs and has overall responsibility for the Center’s budget and the AEC faculty and staff. He is responsible for the curriculum and all programmatic offerings, and the evaluation of courses. In addition, the director is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training and evaluation of all AEC employees. The director oversees the admission, testing, placement, and orientation of students, and formulates and implements policy with the advice of the Associate Vice Provost. The director also works closely with the director of the university’s International Student Services, who is also ultimately concerned with the needs and academic success of the university’s international student population. As representative of the Center, he maintains liaison with members of the university faculty and staff and with members of the regional and national organizations in the field of ESL. He is an ex officio member of the Faculty Senate International Affairs Committee. The director sets a collaborative, collegial tone for the unit; advocates for the unit; and supports and conducts scholarship, professional development and service to the university, community and profession.
2013 Fall Kickoff Flyer