Advocacy Articles and Resources

These articles and websites provide further arguments in favor of the humanities and may act as an informational toolkit for those who are seeking to defend or establish programs in language and literature.

Article/Resource Source Author Date of publication
Advocating for Your Department: Forum Presentation at PAMLA 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Iowa State University 11/05/2011
Save University Arts from the Bean Counters Nature Gregory Petsko, Brandeis University 12/22/2010
CIA Chief Leon Panetta, Federal Officials Urge Scholars to Help Improve Foreign Language Learning in the U.S. Diverse Jamaal Abdul-Alim 12/09/2010
Getting Their Babel On Inside Higher Ed Dan Berrett 12/08/2010
Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2009 Modern Language Association (MLA) Nelly Furman, David Goldberg, and Natalia Lusin 12/08/2010
MLA Language Enrollment Database, 1958–2009 Modern Language Association (MLA) 12/08/2010
Foreign Language for Foreign Policy? Inside Higher Ed Russell A. Berman, First Vice President of Modern Language Association 11/23/2010
Where in the World Are Languages? Huffington Post Rosemary Feal, Executive Director of Modern Language Association 11/22/2010
The World Beyond Reach Chronicle of Higher Education Rosemary Feal, Executive Director of Modern Language Association 11/07/2010
4Humanities: Advocating for the Humanities Web Digital Humanities Scholars 11/06/2010
A Faustian Bargain Genome Biology Gregory A. Petsko, Brandeis University 10/31/2010
The Humanities Really Do Produce a Profit Chronicle of Higher Education Robert N. Watson, University of California, Los Angeles 03/21/2010
ADFL Tool Kit for Formulating Arguments in Defense of Departments Facing Closure of Language Programs Association of Departments of Foreign Languages Website Association of Departments of Foreign Languages 01/01/2009