Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2016-23
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair
First Reading: November 23, 2015
Second Reading: January 25, 2016
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of International Letters and Cultures - for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The graduate certificate program in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) will be housed in the School of International Letters & Cultures on the Tempe campus and focuses on the application of technology in foreign language teaching and research which provides the practical, hands-on skills needed to create and evaluate learning and teaching materials with new computer-based technologies. The certificate teaches students how to use technology effectively to facilitate instructed second language acquisition and how to develop, manage and maintain a cutting-edge language computing facility. It also provides students with a solid theoretical and pedagogical framework for the integration of technology into the foreign language curriculum, and the tools necessary for them to conduct language courses in a hybrid format with in person and icourse instruction.