February 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Gallego Elected to AAUSC Board of Directors

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Dr. Muriel Gallego

Dr. Muriel Gallego, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics-Spanish in the Modern Languages Department, was elected to the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators Board of Directors as the Spanish Language Section co-head for a two-year term.

Gallego, along with other new members of the board, was introduced during the association’s last business meeting at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages conference in Washington, D.C., in November.

Board members and Language Section heads are elected by their peers. Membership in the AAUSC is open to anyone who is interested in strengthening foreign and second language instruction—especially, but not exclusively, those involved with multi-section programs. The membership includes supervisors, coordinators, program directors, faculty and administrators in colleges and universities that employ teaching assistants, and many members are faculty and administrators at undergraduate institutions, according to the association’s website.

The AAUSC aims to promote, improve and strengthen foreign language and second language instruction in the United States; strengthen development programs for teaching assistants, teaching fellows, associate instructors, or their equivalents; promote research in second language acquisition and on the preparation and supervision of teaching assistants; and to establish a forum to exchanging ideas, experiences, and materials with among those concerned with language program direction.

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