The SLAT Student Association: SLATSA
Who We Are
SLATSA is organized and directed by students for students and represents the group’s interests to the SLAT Executive Council. Among its various functions and activities, SLATSA elects two student representatives to serve for one year on the SLAT Executive Council. This election takes place each spring for the coming academic year. SLATSA also elects or appoints student representatives (for maximally two-year terms) to: various SLAT curriculum sub-committees, as requested by the Executive Council; to serve on the university’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Committee; to serve as coordinator(s) for the SLAT spring colloquium series during the academic year in question; to serve as hosts or buddies for new students; and to serve as managing editor(s) and editors for the specialty areas for the SLAT Program’s occasional publication series, entitled Journal of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (JSLAT).
The mission of SLATSA is to promote interest in second language acquisition and teaching, to promote fellowship among students and faculty, to represent students’ needs and wants in regard to the administration of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, and to provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to the benefit of the university, local, national, and international community.