Material Interests

Part of what one learns from being chair is the inescapably material character of academic life, how the academic fabric is woven in our workplaces. It is a good thing to keep the economic underpinnings of the enterprise front and center for colleagues, helping them to balance their idealism against the many competing, often economic, priorities that departmental discussion and decision-making need to take into account.

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ADFL-Sponsored Sessions at the MLA Convention in Philadelphia

5. Preconvention Workshop for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages
71. Speed Mentoring for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages
80. One Answer to Enrollment Woes: Languages for Specific Purposes
178. Demonstration Interviews for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages
590. K–16 Articulations and Alliances
677. The ADFL Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession will be presented at the MLA Awards Ceremony.

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From the <i>Bulletin</i> Archives

From the Bulletin Archives

These are among the most-read articles in the ADE and ADFL bulletins: “What Is a Comprehensive University, and Do I Want to Work There?” by Marcia A. Dalbey “Writing Letters…

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2016 ADFL Summer Seminar West

2016 ADFL Summer Seminar West

Join experienced and newly appointed chairs of ADFL-member departments or their designees to share information and consult about issues facing departments and the field.

When: 1–4 June 2016
Where: Monterey, California
Host: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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2016 ADE Summer Seminar West

2016 ADE Summer Seminar West

Join experienced and newly appointed chairs of ADE-member departments or their designees to share information and consult about issues facing departments and the field.

When: 2–5 June 2016
Where: Scottsdale, Arizona
Host: Arizona State University

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