All events take place in the Engineering and Sciences Building in Room “ES2008”.

Friday, April 19, 2013

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.                                
Harald Zils, Department of German and Russian Studies
Wayne E. Jones, Interim Dean, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
Donald J. Loewen, Chair, Department of German and Russian Studies and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Risky Business of Language Teaching
Eckhard Kuhn-Osius, Hunter College CUNY, “Don’t Give Up Your Day Job (just yet) - or Progress and Risk in Language Teaching”
Julia Ludewig, Binghamton University, “Risiko und Fortschritt im DaF-Unterricht – ein Erfahrungsbericht”
Lee Forester, Hope College, “Textbooks in the German Studies Curriculum: Problems and Possibilities”
Moderator: Kerstin Petersen, Binghamton University

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Roundtable Discussion: The Risks of Language Teaching and Language Learning in the Undergraduate Curriculum
Andrea Dortmann, New York University
Lee Forester, Hope College
Moderator: Neil Christian Pages, Binghamton University

12:00 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.                      

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                         
Program Development, Assessment and Outreach
Arne Koch, Colby College, “Two steps forward, one step back…- Program Building between Risk Taking and Damage Control”
Charles Hammond, University of Tennessee at Martin, “Turning the One-Professor German Program to Your Advantage”
Astrid Weigert, Georgetown University, “Assessing the Contribution of Foreign Language Learning to the Humanities: Preliminary Report on the ongoing ‘Humanities Assessment Project’ at the Department of German at Georgetown University”
Moderator: Rosmarie T. Morewedge, Binghamton University

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.             
Coffee Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.            
Ideas and Innovations in German Studies Teaching    
Oliver Speck, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Hybrid Teaching/Online Teaching - Is it Worth the Risk?”
Harald Zils, “The Oral History Project at Binghamton University: Possibilities and Predicaments”
Mary C. Boldt, York College of Pennsylvania, “Interdisciplinarity at the Intermediate German Level”
Moderator: Heidi M. Schlipphacke, Old Dominion University

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             
Wine and Cheese Reception

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.             
Colloquium Keynote: The Larry Wells Memorial Lecture
Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College
Introductory Remarks:
Rosmarie T. Morewedge, Department of German and Russian Studies, Binghamton University

8:00 p.m.                                
Dinner for all registered Colloquium participants at P. S. Restaurant, 100 Rano Blvd, Vestal, NY (dinner included in the registration fee; cash bar)


Saturday, April 20, 2013

8:30 a.m.                                
Hot Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                        
Roundtable Discussion: “Warnings from the Trenches”
(BUGSC participants are asked to read the essay of the same name by Kenneth Bernstein in the January-February 2013 issue of Academe)
Kate Stewart, Fayetteville-Manlius High School and Wellwood Middle School, Manlius, NY
Frank Mischke, Binghamton University and Newark Valley High School, Newark Valley, NY
Moderator: Harald Zils, Binghamton University

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 noon        
Courses as Case Studies in the German Studies Curriculum
Tessa Wegener, Colgate University, “Taking Roads Less Traveled: German Studies, Women’s Studies and Travel Literature”
Rosmarie T. Morewedge, Binghamton University, “Relevance and Stickiness in the Cultural Transmission of Fairy Tales”
Ingeborg Majer-O’Sickey, Binghamton University, “Where the Rubber Meets the Autobahn: Undergraduate Teaching Assistants in German Studies Courses”
Moderator and Commentary: Markus Zisselsberger, University of Miami

11:45 noon – 12:30 p.m.        
Roundtable Discussion: The One-(Wo)man German Program
Markus Zisselsberger, University of Miami
Axel Hildebrandt, Moravian College
Charles Hammond, University of Tennessee at Martin
Moderator: Andrea Dortmann, New York University

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.            
Boxed Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.            
Colloquium Workshop with Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College


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