Committed to Change Grant – Fall 2022


Fall 2022 Committed to Change Grant Awards

Jaerin Ahn, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC), to use Dr. Anya’s “materials analysis protocol” to analyze and assess how social justice, such as antiracism, equity, and inclusivity, is reflected in contemporary Korean language curricula and textbooks.

Saylín Álvarez, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, to develop digital content to reflect and emphasize cultural and ethnic diversity of the community of Spanish speakers. It will include recording interviews and short videos with accompanying mini-dossier to be placed in a module hosted on a departmental website.

Erin Paul, Division of Continuing Studies, to lead a curricular project that aims to impact first- through fourth-semester German curriculum in that it focuses on the development and didacticization of materials that are meaningful and relatable to students and reflect diversity and inclusion.


About the grant

Please note that the application deadline has passed.

This grant aims to support Language Institute affiliates who participated in the October 28 workshop led by Uju Anya on Critical Race Pedagogy for Anti-Racist, Equity-minded and Inclusive World Language Teaching and need funding to engage in action-oriented implementation activities following the workshop.

Awards range from $250-$1,000.

Funded activities must take place in the 2022-23 academic year.

Application deadline

November 15, 2022


UW-Madison faculty or staff who are affiliated with the Language Institute

Supported activities and allowable expenses

This grant could be used to:

  • Support a retreat to work further on the review and revision of teaching or other program materials, or on other selected action steps proposed during or after the workshop
  • Hire student hourly employees to assist with further review of instructional or other departmental materials, or with the creation of new materials

The grant cannot be used for travel, or for faculty or academic staff summer or other salary.

All proposed expenses must follow university policies and guidelines for purchasing, hosted meals, payroll, etc. Applicants should use the budget proposal template to prepare and submit their budget. Individuals applying for the grant are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to meet with Language Institute associate director Jana Martin, for a review of their proposed budget before submitting it with the application.

Evaluative criteria

Applications will be reviewed by a committee as soon as possible after the application deadline. The committee will consider the following in reviewing applications and making decisions on awards:

  • Potential to promote antiracist, equity-minded, and inclusive practices that help Black and other minoritized students succeed in UW-Madison language programs
  • Quality and feasibility of the proposal


Questions about this Language Institute Grant? Contact Dianna Murphy.