Testimonials from Mellon Participants

The goal of the UChicago Mellon grant is right in its name: “Tranforming Language Instruction.” In the videos below excerpted from meetings held on Zoom in Spring 2021 and Winter 2022, Mellon participants discuss the impact that the Mellon Test and Curriculum Design processes had on their teaching.

Next, several instructors discuss how the workshop impacted their approach to curricular organization.

In this video, two Turkish instructors–Oya Topçuoğlu from Northwestern University and Banu Ozer-Griffin from Cornell University–discuss some of their key takeaways from the Curriculum Design Workshop.

Finally, Umida Khikmatillaeva (Curriculum Coordinator at Indiana University) talks about some of the biggest benefits of participating in the workshop, in her opinion.