Congratulations to Drs. Rounsaville and Zemliansky, who are co-PIs on a grant that was awarded through the Conference on College Composition and Communication Research initiative program. Their study is titled “Academic and Professional Multilingual Literacies in Sociomaterial Contexts: A Multi-Institutional Study in Norway, Ukraine, and the U.S.”. They will receive $10,000 in support of their study. Here is a short description of the project:

Higher education is becoming increasingly more globalized. The ability of both students and faculty to move between literacies, languages, countries, and professional rank for education and research is now not only desired but, in some cases, encouraged and even mandated by government regulations, such as the Bologna Process (Reynalda and Kulesza-Mietkowski 12). Our university, like many others in the US, has included globalization of education and research in its strategic plan. In order to achieve these goals, one must have multilingual faculty capable of operating in different cultural, linguistic, and educational contexts. Thus, faculty across diverse educational settings are under constant pressure to manage and navigate rules, regulations, and border mechanisms as well as language and literacy practices. Our project seeks to understand how multilingual faculty manage the writing complexities of globalized systems of higher education. This study investigates such literacy-infrastructure management in Norway, Ukraine, and the United States to ask: How do advanced, bilingual faculty shuttle between academic and professional literacies in two or more languages? How do these faculty negotiate these variations in changing and high stakes contexts?

We are very proud of our high-achieving faculty!

For more information on the research initiative, please click here.