Brooks and Smith-Sherwood present at the MLA

Posted on 1/30/2009 1:30:43 PM

Frank B. Brooks and Dawn Smith-Sherwood copresented the session “Using Assessment to Mend the Language-Literature Split in Higher Education” at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association, December 27, 2008, in San Francisco, Calif.

The purpose of the presentation was to share with other language departments in the U.S. how the Department of Spanish at IUP both constructed and manages its program assessment system. This process has resulted not only in a culture of assessment within the department but also in achieving its coveted “National Recognition” by ACTFL/NCATE, the outside accrediting agency for its Spanish Education program.