CAS - Contract Academic Staff Resources
PTAC members for the Languages & Literatures Dept:
Dr. Hugo de Marinis, Chair
Dr. Jane Newland
Dr. Monica Stellin
Dr. Abderrahman Beggar (alternate)
CAS Job Postings:
All CAS Job Postings can be accessed directly from the Human Resources webpage : http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=317&p=3142
CAS Successful Candidates for 2015-2016:
AB102A Kanan AlAli
AB245 Lamess Al Ethari
FR101A - Chantal Dion
FR101OC1 - Mihaiela Despau
FR102OC2 - Mihaiela Despau
FR150OC1 - Mihaiela Despau
FR151OC2 - Mihaiela Despau
FR150 BR (Brantford) - Corina Sandu
FR151 BR - Coleen Even
FR245A - Mihaiela Despau
FR245 BR - Corina Sandu
FR250 BR - Corina Sandu
FR251A - Helene Carty
FR251B - Helene Carty
FR251 BR - Corina Sandu
FR260A - Mihaiela Despau
FR260A BR - Corina Sandu
FR260B BR - Coleen Even
FR385 BR - Corina Sandu
FR485 - Larissa Sloutsky
GM110A - Helmuth Fischer
GM110B - Helmuth Fischer
GM111A - Alexandra Zimmermann (CAS representative)
GM210A - Alexandra Zimmermann
IT101 BR (Brantford) Anthony Cristiano
IT102 BR Anthony Cristiano
SP101B - Rosario Ardon (CAS representative)
ACTFL Language Assessment
ACTFL Language Assessments – what is it and who does it affect?
Certain courses in the Department of Languages and Literatures require applicants to take language assessment tests administrated by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in order to be recommended for the courses. Please see individual postings for details. CAS members who already have seniority in a given course are not required to be assessed when applying for that course.
Who conducts the language assessment and how does it work?
The assessments will be conducted by ACTFL certified testers. The assessments will consist of two parts: an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), which lasts about 30 minutes, and a Written Proficiency Test (WPT), which lasts approximately 90 minutes. The OPI will be conducted over the phone with an ACFTL tester, and the WPT will be completed on a computer and submitted online to ACTFL. Both tests will take place with a proctor present (an ACTFL requirement), and both will be assessed by two ACTFL certified testers.
ACTFL fees - who pays?
The current fees for ACTFL testing are as follows:
$134.00 (US funds) for the OPI
$65.00 (US funds) for the WPT
The university will cover these fees for all current Contract Academic Staff (CAS) members that have been CAS members since 2009. Unfortunately, the university is unable to cover the expense of the tests for applicants who are not current CAS members, or those CAS members who have not been at Laurier since 2009, or for CAS members who want to re-take any tests.
Test results and how they will be used?
Candidates will be required to attain the specified ratings on the OPI and the WPT in order to meet the requirement courses in which members do not already have seniority. Copies of results will be sent to each CAS member and will be forwarded to each CAS member's Official File. The test results will be considered in both hiring and seniority decisions.
How to schedule an ACTFL test:
CAS members, or external applicants who want to take the ACTFL tests, should contact Admin Assistant Marjana Bilandzic at email@example.com, ext 2398) and provide the following information:
1. Your name and WLU ID (if you do not have an ID, please indicate if you are an external applicant)
2. The target language to be tested for (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
3. Provide at least two dates & times that you would be available for testing
4. Payment Arrangements (to be discussed if WLU is not covering your ACTFL fees. Please see ‘ACTFL fees – who pays?’)
For more information on ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), please view the following link: http://www.languagetesting.com/actfl_assessment_academic.cfm
Other Notes and Information:
CAS members who did not submit an application to the CAS Roster, may still apply seperately for any job postings, following the posting procedures accordingly. E-mail submissions will be accepted.
|2012||Assessment of CAS candidates under Article 13.5.1 (Appendix H)||Document|
|2012||Roster Applicaton Form (Apppendix G)||Document|