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CELIA provides a limited number of seed grants to faculty to develop or pilot projects relating to collaborative and innovative projects and approaches to education and/or leadership in the arts. Grants up to $2,500 in research support, and are typically for one or two semesters. For more information, please contact Dr. Hank Dahlman, Director.
CELIA Seed Grant Awards for 2013—2014
Steven Bognar and James Klein: Reinvention Stories — Year Two
Shengrong Cai: Voices from Multiple Perspectives
Voices from Multiple Perspectives: International Students’ Academic English Proficiency Development when Transitioning from English Language Programs to Academic
With the increasing number of international students enrolled at Wright State as well as other universities in the U.S., it is necessary to track their development of academic English skills. The proposed project will take a multiple perspective case study approach to examine the development of academic English proficiency of a few selected international students during their first year of academic programs in the university. Data will be collected from observations of the students’ participation in academic courses, analyses of their speech and writing samples, and interviews with the students. Supplementary data will be drawn from interviews with academic faculty members who have regularly worked with these students. The results will help us to better understand the major challenges that first-year international students face and shed light on the possible collaborations between ESL faculty and academic faculty that can help better serve new international students.
Carol Loranger, Sarah Twill and Carl Brun: Reading for Peace
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