2022 Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Conference

Cultures and Languages in a Changing World

hosted by the Central New York CLAC Working Group
December 2-3, 2022

Keynote Speakers

Bridget Yaden

Dr. Bridget Yaden has worked at Pacific Lutheran University since 1996 as a Professor of Hispanic and Latino Studies and the Director of the Language Resource Center. She has taught Spanish language and linguistics as well as World Language and ELL theories and methods courses. Dr. Yaden is currently the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at PLU and the Executive Director of PNCFL. She served as the 2020 ACTFL president. She is dedicated to issues of access and equity for all languages and all students, in order to advance the study of all world languages in the U.S.

India Plough

Dr. India Plough is an associate professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University. She teaches sociolinguistics and is the director of the RCAH’s Language Proficiency Program and the Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum Program. She has worked on collaborative projects including language teaching, learner assessment, teacher training, and program development with students, teachers, and administrators in Argentina, Brazil, China, Greece, Japan, Peru, South Africa, and the U.S. Her research focuses on the areas of Interactional Competence (Language Testing Special Issue, 2018); Nonverbal Behavior (Salaberry & Burch (eds.), Assessing Speaking in Context – Expanding the Construct and its Applications, 2021); and Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (Plough & Tamboura (eds.), Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum in Higher Education, Harnessing the Transformative Potentials of CLAC across Disciplines, 2022).



The Conference Organizing Committee is composed by individuals from nine institutional members of the CLAC Consortium.

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CNY CLAC Working group

The Central New York CLAC Working Group brings together program coordinators, instructors, and others interested in CLAC at Colgate University, Cornell University,
Skidmore College, and Syracuse University.

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