The SANS, Inc./ MEAD Leadership Program supports individuals in the development of a project that contributes to the foreign language teaching profession and advances quality language instruction. The Mead program was created to develop future leaders for the profession at the state, regional, and national levels.
Who May Apply?
Foreign language teachers who have demonstrated leadership potential in their institutions and/or professional organizations at the local, state, or regional or national level may apply.
How are Mead Fellows Recognized?
SANS, Inc./ MEAD Leadership Fellows will participate with the Northeast Conference in a program designed by NECTFL to foster leadership for the profession. The program will provide:
When are Applications Due?
NECTFL assumes responsibility for the costs of all aspects of the program as described above. We strongly encourage state associations to provide stipends for travel and other expenses, if at all possible.
II. Application Procedure:
1. Application forms will be available in July 2010 on this web site, and in state organization newsletters.
2. Applicants may be nominated by their schools, colleges, or universities; or by local, state, regional or national foreign language organizations.
3. Completed applications will be sent to the nominee's state association. Each state association will pick one application per year to submit to NECTFL.
III. What Should the Application Include?
†Project Rationale: How will this project contribute to the field and advance quality language instruction? Why should NECTFL support this project?
† Project Description: What is your project? What goals and objectives do you hope to accomplish?
† Action Plan: What steps will you take to implement the project? What is your timeline? Please keep in mind that you need to present at the following year's state and NECTFL conferences.
† Leadership Statement: How will your project provide leadership at the local, state, regional, and national level?
III Criteria for Selection:
The rubric that will be used to evaluate each application is available here. It is suggested that applicants review this rubric before submitting their application.
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