Publications and presentations

Our learning advisors were busy over the break and here are some of the team’s achievements:


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SALC Priorities, 2014-15

The whole SALC team gets together twice a semester to review our priorities for the year and to review our strategic plan. There are 16 people in the team including the director, 9 learning advisors, 4 assistant managers and 2 production designers. Today we met and split into groups according to four key priority areas that had been identified in previous meetings:

1. Resources, services and workshops

Discussion facilitator: Atsumi Yamaguchi, Senior Lecturer/Learning Advisor (Resource Coordinator)

The group discussed a range of ideas such as refining the focus of SALC workshops, increasing digital resources, getting input from teachers and learners about materials, refining the policy for purchase and disposal, and recommending apps. The coordinator will set the priorities for the year for the group to work on. Continue reading

SALC Orientation 2014

Every year we run a SALC orientation for new ELI teachers. This year, we welcomed 17 new teachers who participated in the session today and then took a SALC tour with one of our learning advisors. Thanks everyone for your interest and participation. Don’t forget to come back and make your SALC card so that you can start borrowing the materials. Let us know if we can help you with anything. If any other teachers or staff at the university would like a SALC tour or have any questions or suggestions, feel free to come and talk to any of us anytime.

Here are the orientation materials:



Autonomy Workshops

The SALC held some workshops today and here are some of the materials if you were unable to attend.

Session 1: What is learner autonomy? (Jo Mynard)

  • Slides (notes added to slide 7 after the workshop)

Session 2: Practical applications for promoting autonomy (Jennie Roloff-Rothman and Rochelle King)

We plan to offer further sessions this year and we hope you can join us! In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions – or just drop into the SALC and say hello.

Welcome to the blog

I have been trying to find a way to effectively give regular updates from the SALC without flooding my busy colleagues’ inboxes and this blog seems like a good solution. Please check back from time to time – or even “Follow” the blog so that you will receive the updates automatically. Here are the kinds of posts I plan to add a couple of times a week:

  • Workshops for students and staff
  • Materials
  • Events
  • Publications
  • Tools for teachers
  • Details of SALC research
  • SALC plans and goals

Feel free to leave a comments if you would like to give some feedback.

Dr. Jo Mynard, 
Associate Professor / SALC Director
Kanda University of International Studies