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Language Center Director

Assigned Duties and Responsibilities of the Director
Stanford Language Center

The Director of the Language Center represents the foreign- and second-language programs to the University at large and is responsible for monitoring program excellence, the professional development of the teaching staff, and the use of technology in support of teaching and learning.

  • Monitoring of language programs
    • Monitors and reports all proficiency ratings of students in the language programs and reports these ratings to the University
    • Appoints language program coordinators for all language programs
    • Reads and interprets all teaching evaluations generated in language courses taught by non-academic council staff
    • Reports on the interpretation of the quality of teaching to department chairs, the DLCL Executive Committee, and to the H&S Dean’s Office
    • Recommends modifications in language programs and presents these to chairs and to the cognizant Dean
  • Administering the language requirement
    • Certifies language requirement exiting for the Registrar’s Office
    • Communicates directly with incoming Frosh regarding placement and exiting from the language requirement
  • Supervision and evaluation of language teaching staff
    • Initiates all formal evaluations (as per Faculty and Staff Handbook) of all non-academic council teaching staff
    • Conducts assessments of each staff member annually
    • Makes salary recommendations for the teaching staff to the H&S Dean’s Office
  • Hiring and retention of teaching staff
    • Initiates all non-academic council language teaching staff searches
    • Sits on all search committees for the hiring of non-academic council language teaching staff
    • Participates in discussions regarding re-hiring
    • Approves all language teaching staff hires and re-hires
  • Management of budgets
    • Advocates for staff, salary, and infrastructural resources
    • Allocates resources for language courses
    • Monitors expenditures across the academic year
    • Controls course and section size 
  • Technology
    • Sets policy directions in collaboration with campus partners
    • Advocates for resources for technology-use