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Modern Language Association, 2020
The report of the MLA Task Force on Ethical Conduct in Graduate Education calls on administrators, departments, and faculty members to embrace "student-centered graduate education informed by an ethics of care." To confront long-standing issues in graduate education--such as precarity, bias and favoritism, harassment, mental health,…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Graduate Students, Ethics, Student Centered Learning
Donlon, Anne; Ecklund, Angela; Haller, Julian; Wade, Julie Frick – Modern Language Association, 2020
The MLA's report "Language and Literature Research in Regional Comprehensive Institutions" identifies and documents the research support needs of faculty members in the disciplines of literature and language, cultural studies, and writing studies in the United States and its territories, focusing on institutions considered regional…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
Looney, Dennis; Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2019
Total enrollments (undergraduate and graduate) in languages other than English dropped by 9.2% between fall 2013 and fall 2016, as reported in the Modern Language Association's twenty-fifth language enrollment census. Despite the overall drop, there were gains in nearly half of all language programs (45.5%) that mitigate somewhat the downward…
Descriptors: Language Enrollment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
Looney, Dennis; Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2018
This report describes lower- and upper-level undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in summer and fall 2016 reported by 2,547 AA-, BA-, MA-, and PhD-granting colleges and universities in the United States. Between fall 2013 and fall 2016, enrollments in languages other than English fell 9.2% in colleges and…
Descriptors: College Students, Language Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends
Goldberg, David; Looney, Dennis; Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2015
SINCE 1958, the Modern Language Association (MLA) has gathered and analyzed data on undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in United States colleges and universities. The previous survey examined language enrollments in fall 2009; here the MLA presents its twenty-third survey in the series, describing trends…
Descriptors: Language Enrollment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Enrollment Trends
Modern Language Association, 2015
Data on second majors were added to the degree completions component of the United States Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in 2001 and were made available on the National Science Foundation's "WebCASPAR" Web site (https://webcaspar.nsf.gov/) in 2010. The Modern Language Association's first…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Trends
Modern Language Association, 2013
The recommendations and questions in this report enumerate key factors that may help a department answer the most important question about a graduate program: does it give its students the time and resources necessary to complete their degrees in a timely fashion? This document offers best practices in seven general areas for improving the…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Graduate Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2012
Since 1953, the MLA has conducted a survey of entrance and degree requirements for languages other than English. The surveys reveal trends over time and show how colleges and universities in the United States have added, dropped, or changed their requirements. Entrance and degree requirements are one measure of the value that an institution…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Required Courses, College Admission
Laurence, David – Modern Language Association, 2010
In 2009-10, for the second year in a row, hiring in English and other modern languages contracted sharply, as measured by the number of ads and jobs in the MLA "Job Information List" ( "JIL"). This year the "JIL's" English edition announced 1,100 jobs and the foreign language edition 1,022 jobs. At 1,022, the number of jobs in the foreign language…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Academic Achievement, Modern Languages, Employment Opportunities
Steward, Doug – Modern Language Association, 2010
On 19 May 2010 data on second majors, beginning in 2001, were added to the online database for the degree completions component of the US Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), available on the National Science Foundation's WebCASPAR Web site (https://webcaspar.nsf.gov/). This paper offers selected…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Higher Education, Languages, Tables (Data)
Furman, Nelly; Goldberg, David; Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2010
Since 1958, the Modern Language Association (MLA), with the continuous support of the United States Department of Education, has gathered and analyzed data on undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in United States colleges and universities. The previous survey examined language enrollments in fall 2006; here…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Colleges
Modern Language Association, 2009
The financial crisis of 2008 made its consequences painfully evident in the 2008-09 MLA (Modern Language Association) "Job Information List" ("JIL"). After trending upward between 2003-04 and 2007-08, the number of jobs advertised in the "JIL" in 2008-09 declined since 2007-08 by 446 (24.4%) in English and 453 (27.0%) in foreign languages. In the…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Employment Opportunities, Trend Analysis, Economic Factors
Laurence, David – Modern Language Association, 2008
This report draws on US government data sources to develop a statistical portrait of the population of faculty members teaching English and foreign languages in US degree-granting colleges and universities. Major input sources include the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Salaries, Higher Education, Tenure
Modern Language Association, 2008
The National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) surveys more than 26,000 faculty members in all fields in US colleges and universities. Those canvassed by the NSOPF form a nationally representative sample of full- and part-time faculty members in degree-granting public and private not-for-profit institutions that are located in the 50 states…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Higher Education, Federal Aid, Tenure
Furman, Nelly; Goldberg, David; Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2007
With the continuous support of grants from the Department of Education, the Modern Language Association (MLA) has since 1958 gathered and analyzed information on enrollments in languages other than English as reported to them by United States institutions of higher education. This latest and twenty-first survey examines trends in enrollments for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning
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