Plans for Committed to Change activities in 2022-23 include:
- Support for the Fall 2022 UW-Madison Teaching Academy Retreat on Addressing Linguistic Bias to Support All Learners
- The October 28 workshop for language educators on Critical Race Pedagogy for Antiracist, Equity-minded, and Inclusive World Language Teaching, led by Dr. Uju Anya, Carnegie Mellon University
- A small grant for Language Institute affiliates to engage in follow-up implementation activities, following the October 28 workshop
- Two events with Anne Charity Hudley, Stanford University, on making space for Black language practices in higher education:
- Talk sponsored by the Language Institute for the Teaching Academy’s Fall 2022 Retreat
- A public online talk in February 2023 (details TBA)
- A communications campaign in 2022-23 to raise awareness of harmful languag ideologies and linguistic discrimination, and of UW-Madison as a multilingual space
- A Spring 2023 workshop for language educators on inclusive teaching led by Wade Edwards, Longwood University (details TBA)
In 2020-21 and 2021-22, Committed to Change activities consisted of yearlong, non-credit seminars for UW-Madison language educators and researchers devoted to shared professional learning, and for shared and individual action to promote diversity and inclusion in postsecondary language teaching and learning.
The title for this initiative, Committed to Change, is from the July 2020 event of the same name hosted by the UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement (DDEEA). That event was a call to action. This initiative is part of the Language Institute’s response to that call. The title is used with permission from the DDEEA.