Language in Motion Basics
The Language in Motion Consortium Partner Expectations
Language in Motion (LiM) originated at Juniata College in 2000, and since then, colleges and universities have been invited to join a national consortium to implement the LiM concept in ways that fit the unique staffing and programmatic needs at each institution and in each community. In addition, partner schools are required to provide reports to founder Juniata College and to assist with consortium development among all schools as outlined below.
- Agree to the Language in Motion mission, goals, and expectations.
- Sign the Use of Name policy (separate document).
- Provide proof of the institution’s tax-exempt status as needed.
- Champion the LiM program within their local context, both on and off campus.
- Ideas and materials developed in and from their own institutional and community settings that will improve the core program.
- Challenges and solutions to program challenges.
- Information, programs, professional development opportunities, or ideas that would further strengthen the consortium, its partners, or their K-12 participants.
- Their own program goals, structures, and budgetary needs.
- Attend a one- or two-day consortium meeting as scheduled in cooperation with partners.
- Participate in cross-consortium program assessment by jointly establishing assessment goals and sharing assessment tools and data.
- Provide an annual report with institutional information and program statistics and/or any other information required by a funder.
- Offer productive initiatives that bring together LiM program constituents, such as partners, undergraduates, faculty/staff, K-12 teachers, and/or K-12 students, on a national level.
- Assist with consortium grant proposals by contributing ideas and information and reviewing proposal drafts.
- Present at professional conferences and/or publish on how and why Language in Motion is an effective program for one or more of its constituencies (colleges and/or their departments, college student participants, K-12 teachers, and K-12 students); this can be done individually or jointly with other consortium partners.
- Offer K-16 professional development opportunities in languages and cultures that all consortium partners and their participating teachers are eligible to attend.
- Identify, encourage, and assist new institutional partners (peer and aspirant and/or geographically close), i.e., share the model with other institutions with which they have or develop relationships.
Initially, partners agree to consortium membership by doing the following:
As consortium members, partners will share with consortium partners the following:
Annually, or as requested, partners will:
When possible, partners will:
Please click here to download Language in Motion Consortium Partner Expectations.