Review semester-long, summer and short-term study abroad programs.
Help create curriculum, design courses, hire director, and promote the minor throughout the campus.
Suggest and evaluate possible speakers for the Lecture series. Past speakers include Philip Glass, Twyla Tharp, Sherman Alexie, Spike Lee, Carlos Fuentes, Wole Soyinka, Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat.
Participate in selection of candidates, MLA and campus interviews; plan and attend teaching demos and scholarly talks, and other activities associated with the hiring of permanent and temporary positions in Spanish and the other languages.
Offer freshmen and majors in Hispanic Studies direction in the choice of classes, and insight into the nature and importance of a University education.
Help create curriculum, design courses, and promote the minor throughout the campus. Team- taught LAS 100 with program director (2004 and 2005).
Planned and coordinated an academic conference on the representation of death in art and literature in Latin America.
Supported a group of 13 students from three universities (PLU, UPS, KC) during a semester of study abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico; coordinated activities and events; taught a literature class during session II of the program.
Helped organize this academic conference, founded by Hispanic Studies at the University of Puget Sound, on Hispanic literature for all 10 years of its existence.
Planned and scheduled talks and round tables on issues concerning teaching at UPS, where guest speakers as well as members of the committee join in the discussions.
Planned a workshop for the May meeting of the Board of Trustees, to present campus initiatives with educational technology and to showcase faculty work.
Traveled to Skamania Lodge in Oregon for a retreat to kick off the consortium work among the five colleges of the Northwest.
Performed evaluation of Dr. Edgar Cota-Torres’ work for his tenure and promotion review at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Worked to increase the social diversity of campus by participating in the development of initiatives to hire and retain faculty from historically under-represented populations.
Met with members of offices across campus to explore ways in which the university can better support this segment of the student population.
Represented the Diversity Committee and explored ways to respond to incidents on campus.
Managed the budget and the schedule; supervised staff and work study students; led faculty and staff searches, conducted class observations, headed faculty reviews, served as liaison between faculty and administration.
Traveled to Quito, Perú and Buenos Aires, Argentina to review and evaluate existing programs in order to assess their continued suitability for Puget Sound students.
Helped assess the effectiveness of the international education office and prepare the review report.
Reviewed applications and approved sabbatical fellowships for 2009-2010
Help to initiate new students into the academic community at UPS, by critically engaging college-level materials drawn from a variety of disciplines.
Reviewed academic policies, examined students’ records, and heard petitions.
Provided a setting to hear and establish the facts in case of a violation of the Code, determined responsibility for alleged violations, and recommended sanctions.
Represented FLL department and gave presentation to parents and students
Traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and met with PLU and UPS faculty members to tour the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca and examine its suitability as site of study abroad program.
Sponsored a student’s initiative to do a cooperative education placement with the Centro Latino, discussing the experience and evaluating student’s learning.
Read and provided suggestions to Demetra Panagakos ’04 on her thesis titled “Empowering the Latino Immigrant Community through Education”.
Provided guidance and critical help to Kathy Heimann ‘03 on the writing of her thesis titled “Three generations: The Changing Roles of Women in The Back Room by Carmen Martín Gaite”.
Met with president Pierce, dean Cooney and group of faculty to discuss initiatives geared to achieve goals proposed in the document “Strategic Priorities: Goals for this Decade”.
Examined and wrote a critical review of Imágenes de España. Panorama de la formación de España y de las culturas hispánicas, a textbook on Spanish culture and civilization being considered by McGraw-Hill to be distributed in the U.S.
Provided perspective of a third-year faculty member on what it is like to work at UPS.
Discussed current issues and concerns in the field of introductory/Intermediate Spanish
Provided advice on the role of computing in support of the academic program; helped the library and academic computing plan the development and integration of their services.
Introduced speakers and led group discussion on “Representation, Fantasy and Cultural Identity in Ferre and Ocampo’ works” at the Toronto conference.
Observed student teachers in school activities and provided evaluation information to the coordinator of Student Teaching in the College of Education.
Held monthly meetings, and allocated the lab maintenance and purchasing budget.
Supervised the formatting of all course materials, planned weekly meetings and coordinated the preparation of exams and quizzes.
Participated in workshops, visited classes, held weekly meetings, coordinated practicum’s and wrote examinations.
Revised and corrected articles for publication in JILS.