Monday, January 23, 2012


Remeber the suspenseful waiting from last December?

I've got great news: I got the grant!! Isn't that awesome?

The best part is that this grant* and the subsequent study abroad program (if successfully implemented) mean that the university is investing in me and that maybe someday I can have more certain employment there.

I know... I shouldn't be relying on that (and I am not), especially because the sad truth is that if the academic job market is bad it's certainly much worse for foreign language instruction. However... now that I began to infiltrate into general education (my specialty in graduate school), there may be more hope for me.

Meanwhile, I'm enjoying my class, let's see if I'll be able to memorize the name of 40 students! (sigh)

*which was supposed to be awarded only to full-time faculty -- who are normally those who teach abroad.
Note: I only applied after my chair, who was the person who suggested I apply in the first place, talked to the study abroad people and gave me the go-ahead to apply.


Anjali said...


Congratulations! What exciting news!


M said...

Congrats!! That is awesome news!