Work with team of faculty, students and staff to serve the University’s goal of increasing the social diversity of the campus.
Plan and schedule talks and round tables on issues concerning teaching at UPS, where guest speakers as well as members of the committee join in the discussions.
Suggest and evaluate possible speakers for the Lecture series. Past speakers include Philip Glass, and Twyla Tharp, and Sherman Alexie will be the Spring 2009 speaker.
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 many permanent and temporary positions in Spanish and the other languages.
Offer freshmen 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).
Help select students, meet with residents to plan and organize activities, attend conversation hours and other events, such as movie night and progressive dinner.
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.