Symposia, Focus Groups, and Office Hours

Symposia

Symposium: What Can You Do with an Undergraduate Degree in Linguistics?

Event Date/Time:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Event Details:

Are you studying linguistics in college but unsure of what comes next? This panel will focus on the diversity of career paths pursued by people with linguistics training. Speakers will talk about what their job is like and how they got their job in addition to providing general advice on choosing a career path that suits you. The panel is designed with undergraduates in mind but would be relevant to anyone who is interested in hearing about different career paths open to linguists. Sponsored by COSIAC.

Symposium: Implicit Bias

Event Date/Time:

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Event Details: With Melissa Baese-Berk of the University of Oregon. Sponsored by COSWL.

Symposium: Wikipedia

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Details:

BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET!!!!

Help improve linguistics-related articles on Wikipedia! Wikipedia is the seventh most visited site on the internet, but many of its linguistics articles are incomplete, out of date, or in need of attention from actual linguists.

Editing Wikipedia has a tremendous impact on the perception of our field and is useful practice in explaining linguistics in a neutral and accessible manner. (It also makes a meaningful class assignment for students in place of a traditional final paper.) This workshop, led by Gretchen McCulloch, will provide training in editing Wikipedia for complete beginners, plus time and support for independent or small-group editing by beginners and more experienced editors. We’ll be focusing on three main areas: linguistics stubs (too-short articles), under-documented languages, and biographic articles of female linguists, linguists of color, and other under-represented linguists. We will also look at how to integrate Wikipedia editing into the linguistics classroom with the help of the Wiki Education Foundation.  

For more information about previous linguistics editathons, see posts here, or tweet your editing remotely using the hashtag #lingwiki.

Symposium: Linguistics in the Public Sphere: An Advocacy Workshop

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Event Details: 

Organizers: Alyson Reed, LSA Executive Director & Bill Ladusaw, University of Santa Cruz

The intersection between linguistics and public policy is manifold. There are at least three corners of the intersection: 1) government funding for linguistics research; 2) public policies that are informed by (or should be) the findings of linguistics research; 3) public policies that affect the context in which linguistics operates as a discipline. This workshop will provide a basic overview of all three “corners” and will also include practical guidance on the most effective strategies for influencing public policy in today’s political environment.

This workshop will be co-facilitated by LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed, who holds an advanced degree in public policy and over 25 years of experience in managing advocacy campaigns around a broad range of issues, including: higher education, STEM, linguistics, social science research, and health care. She will be joined by co-facilitator Bill Ladusaw, the former Dean of Humanities at UC Santa Cruz and a long-time advocate for linguistics in the public sphere.

Free pre-registration is required. Please register by contacting Alyson Reed via e-mail no later than July 21st.

Symposium: Impostor Syndrome

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Details: 

Do you feel like a fraud? Do you think you got where you are as a result of luck or a mistake? If so, you’re like many people in academia and in the arts. It’s important to recognize this syndrome, because even if you don’t suffer from it, chances are people around you - and many of your students, if you teach - will. This workshop is designed to raise your sensitivity to this syndrome, to help you reflect about it, and to discuss strategies to deal with it.

With Penelope Eckert (Stanford) and Monica Macaulay (Wisconsin).

Focus Groups

Faculty Focus Group (with continental breakfast)

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Event Details: 

Did you know that the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) has been the lead organizer of the Linguistic Institute since 1928? In addition to this core activity, the LSA also publishes a range of peer-reviewed scholarly publications, organizes an early January annual research conference meeting attracting 1000+ linguists, and offers a range of professional development, mentoring, advocacy, media relations and public education programs. Have you been able to benefit from the LSA’s many programs and resources? Come and tell us how the LSA can best meet your needs as a faculty member! What new programs and resources would be most beneficial to you? This is your chance to share your thoughts with LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed, LSA President Larry Hyman.

Pre-registration is required for this event so we can provide a light meal and refreshments. Participation is capped at 15 in order to foster small group conversations. Please contact Alyson Reed via e-mail to register no later than July 21st.

Student Focus Group (with pizza!)

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event Details:

Did you know that the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) has been the lead organizer of the Linguistic Institute since 1928? In addition to this core activity, the LSA also publishes a range of peer-reviewed scholarly publications, organizes an early January annual meeting attracting hundreds of graduate students, and offers a range of professional development, mentoring, advocacy, media relations and public education programs. Have you been able to benefit from the LSA’s many programs and resources offered specifically for students? Come and tell us how the LSA can best meet your needs. What new programs and resources would be most beneficial to you? This is your chance to share your thoughts with LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed, LSA President Larry Hyman, and LSA Bloch Fellow Yining Nie (Chair of the LSA’s Committee on Student Issues and Concerns).

Pre-registration is required for this event so we can provide a light meal and refreshments. Participation is capped at 15 in order to foster small group conversations. Please contact Alyson Reed via e-mail to register no later than July 21st.

Office Hours

Office Hours with Aaron Broadwell of CoLang 2018

Event Date/Time: 

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Event Details:

Curious about CoLang 2018 at the University of Florida? Come visit with Aaron Broadwell to learn all about it. https://colang.lin.ufl.edu/ 

Office Hours with Colleen Fitzgerald of the National Science Foundation

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event Details:

Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, Program Director for the Documenting Endangered Languages Program (DEL) at NSF, will be holding office hours and be available for appointments.  In addition to questions on DEL grants, she will also be available to answer questions about prospective grant submissions for the Linguistics Program, as well as allied programs in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division (such as Perception, Action and Cognition) and Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG). Scheduling TBA.