HF2: Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC)


This Working Group brings together program coordinators, instructors, and others interested in Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC). It is also welcoming to those seeking to start such initiatives.

Open to New People

Active since: 2020

  • Syracuse University
  • Cornell University
  • Colgate University
  • Skidmore College

Collaborative Goals


  • Our Working Group seeks to bring together program coordinators, instructors, and others interested in CLAC.
  • Our Working Group strives to create alliances to share practices for incorporating an international dimension in CLAC curricula and achieve programmatic, curricular and institutional internationalization goals.

To fulfill our goals this past year, we did the following:

  • Welcomed a new organizing member of the team – Angelika Kraemer from Cornell University.
  • Archived our May 2021 and May 2022 events on a Youtube channel so that they may continue to be available to participants and additionally reach a wider audience.
  • Organized a virtual synchronic workshop, which took place on May 11, 2022.
    • We invited two experts:
    • The two speakers have held key leadership positions in the national CLAC Consortium as well as in their institutions.
    • Questions were submitted by registrants before the event, and the guest speakers facilitated a panel discussion on funding, starting, and administrating CLAC programs.
    • Core organizers of the Working Group also gave an overview of the CNY Humanities Corridor and of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum at their respective institutions.
  • Constructed and submitted two additional CNY Humanities Corridor applications for future work.
  • Located and purchased books for our upcoming Learning Community discussions in 2022-23.

Group Organizers

Cory Duclos

Director of the Keck Center for Language Study, Colgate University

Oscar A. Pérez

Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American and Latinx Studies, Skidmore College

Amanda Brown

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Syracuse University

Angelika Kraemer

Language Resource Center Director, Cornell University

Group Members

  • Diana Barnes, Senior Teaching Professor of Spanish, Skidmore College
  • Emma Britton, LRC Coordinator of Language Learning Initiatives, Cornell University
  • Gail Bulman, Associate Professor, Spanish, Syracuse University
  • Timothy Freiermuth, Senior Lecturer of French, Skidmore College
  • Stefano Giannini, Associate Professor and Italian Program Coordinator, Italian, Syracuse University
  • Charlene Grant, Senior Lecturer of Spanish, Skidmore College
  • Rania Habib, Associate Professor and Arabic Program Coordinator, Syracuse University
  • Masako Inamoto, Associate Professor of Japanese, Skidmore College
  • María Lander, Professor of Spanish, Skidmore College
  • Aurélie Matheron, Assistant Professor of French, Skidmore College
  • Viviana Rangil, Professor of Spanish and Department Chair, Skidmore College
  • Catherine Talley, Teaching Professor of French, Skidmore College
  • Masami Tamagawa, Senior Teacing Professor of Japanese, Skidmore College
  • M. Emma Ticio Quesada, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Spanish and Linguistics, Syracuse University
  • Juliane Wuensch, Visiting Assistant Professor of German, Skidmore College

Non Corridor Members

  • Bernd Estabrook, Profesor of Global Studies- German, Illinois College
  • Jean Janecki, Language Resource Center Coordinator and Liaison, Mount Holyoke College
  • William Pavlovich, Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Binghamton University
  • H. Stephen Straight, Professor Emertius of Anthropology and of Linguistics, Binghamton University
  • Veronica Vegna, Director of the Italian Language Program; Languages Across the Curriculum Coordinator; and Senior Instructional Professor, University of Chicago
  • JY Zhou, Director and Senior International Officer, Office of Global Engagement, Stockton University

Group Outcomes

  • We noted that a large proportion of attendees at our May 2022 workshop were new to the area of interest. This is extremely encouraging and indicates potential for growth in Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum.
  • Another area of extended impact was the Working Group’s submission of a bid to collaboratively host the next international CLAC conference in 2022. The bid was successful, and the HF2 Working Group is now partnering with the national CLAC Consortium on the organization of the event. Conference planning is underway, and the conference will be held in early December 2022.