Contract Academic Staff Resources
2012-2013 PTAC members for the Languages & Literatures Dept:
Dr. Milo Sweedler, Chair
Dr. Hugo DeMarinis
Dr. Simona Pruteanu
Dr. Jane Newland (Alternate Member)
CAS Job Postings:
All CAS Job Postings can be accessed directly from the Human Resources webpage : http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=317&p=3142
CAS Successful Candidates for 2012-2013:
AB101A - Kanan AlAli
AB101B - Kanan AlAli
FR101A - Chantal Dion
FR101OC1 - Mihaiela Despau
FR102A - Chantal Dion
FR102OC2 - Mihaiela Despau
FR230OC1 - Mihaiela Despau
FR231A - Marie-Claude Isabel
FR231B - Marie-Claude Isabel
FR231C - Marie-Claude Isabel
FR231OC2 - Mihaiela Despau
FR245A - Marie-Claude Isabel
FR245B - Mihaiela Despau
FR250B - Helene Carty
FR250C - Helene Carty
GM110A - Helmuth Fischer
GM110B - Helmuth Fischer
GM111A - Alexandra Zimmermann
GM210A - Alexandra Zimmermann
GM220A - Alexandra Zimmermann
IT101B - Maria L. Mosco
IT101C - Maria L. Mosco
IT102A - Maria L. Mosco
IT102B - Anthony Cristiano
IT201A - Maria L. Mosco
IT202A - Marie L. Mosco
IT324A - Anthony Cristiano
MI201A - Vesna Leko
SP101A - Vesna Leko
SP101B - Rosario Ardon
SP101D - Vesna Leko
SP102A - Vesna Leko
SP102B - Rosario Ardon
SP201B - Rosario Ardon
SP201C - Rosario Ardon
SP202A - Rosario Ardon
SP202B - Rosario Ardon
SP202C - J.Luis Jaimes-Dominguez SP303A - J.Luis Jaimes-Dominugez
SP304A - J.Luis Jaimes-Dominugez
SP365A - J.Luis Jaimes-Dominguez
ACTFL Language Assessment
ACTFL Language Assessments – what is it and who does it affect?
Certain courses in the Department of Languages and Literatures require applicants to take language assessment tests administrated by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in order to be recommended for the courses. Please see individual postings for details. CAS members who already have seniority in a given course are not required to be assessed when applying for that course.
Who conducts the language assessment and how does it work?
The assessments will be conducted by ACTFL certified testers. The assessments will consist of two parts: an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), which lasts about 30 minutes, and a Written Proficiency Test (WPT), which lasts approximately 90 minutes. The OPI will be conducted over the phone with an ACFTL tester, and the WPT will be completed on a computer and submitted online to ACTFL. Both tests will take place with a proctor present (an ACTFL requirement), and both will be assessed by two ACTFL certified testers.
ACTFL fees - who pays?
The current fees for ACTFL testing are as follows:
$134.00 (US funds) for the OPI
$65.00 (US funds) for the WPT
The university will cover these fees for all current Contract Academic Staff (CAS) members that have been CAS members since 2009. Unfortunately, the university is unable to cover the expense of the tests for applicants who are not current CAS members, or those CAS members who have not been at Laurier since 2009, or for CAS members who want to re-take any tests.
Test results and how they will be used?
Candidates will be required to attain the specified ratings on the OPI and the WPT in order to meet the requirement courses in which members do not already have seniority. Copies of results will be sent to each CAS member and will be forwarded to each CAS member's Official File. The test results will be considered in both hiring and seniority decisions.
How to schedule an ACTFL test:
CAS members, or external applicants who want to take the ACTFL tests, should contact Admin Assistant Cathy Mahler (email@example.com, ext 2398) and provide the following information:
1. Your name and WLU ID (if you do not have an ID, please indicate if you are an external applicant)
2. The target language to be tested for (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
3. Provide at least two dates & times that you would be available for testing
4. Payment Arrangements (to be discussed if WLU is not covering your ACTFL fees. Please see ‘ACTFL fees – who pays?’)
For more information on ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), please view the following link: http://www.languagetesting.com/actfl_assessment_academic.cfm
Other Notes and Information:
CAS members who did not submit an application to the CAS Roster, may still apply seperately for any job postings, following the posting procedures accordingly. E-mail submissions will not be accepted.
|2012||Assessment of CAS candidates under Article 13.5.1 (Appendix H)||Document|
|2012||Roster Applicaton Form (Apppendix G)||Document|