Initiatives for Instructional Excellence
The Department of Linguistics places a high priority on the quality of instruction in undergraduate and graduate level classes taught in the department. The design and implementation of both classic and innovative courses is just one part of this. Both faculty and graduate student instructors are encouraged and supported in many ways, as can be seen in the following list of accomplishments and special programs, workshops and lectures. The department won the University Departmental Excellence Teaching Award in 2001 because of the outstanding quality of instruction in our department. This award helps the department to fund teaching-related projects such as the linguistic pedagogy lectures and conversations on teaching.