Campus News 2012

For Immediate Release
April 17, 2012

Schreiner University Enters Partnership in Texas Language Consortium

Schreiner University has entered the Texas Language Consortium, a collaboration of five liberal arts colleges in Texas to expand foreign language options to students.

The consortium is a collaborative pilot program spearheaded by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit whose purpose is to help liberal arts colleges and universities integrate teaching methods and technology to enrich undergraduate education and strengthen liberal arts tradition.

Participating in the inaugural consortium with Schreiner are Concordia University-Texas, Lubbock Christian University, Texas Lutheran University, and Texas Wesleyan University. Students at these universities will have an opportunity to enroll for courses in German, French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Enrollment for the courses is managed through the student’s home campus. Each university will provide courses through high-definition video conferencing labs with assigned faculty and proctor support.

“This consortium represents an effort to improve the quality of the educational experience for students at our institutions in a way that is cost effective,” said Dr. Charlie McCormick, SU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We hope the additional breadth and depth of languages that we offer students will encourage all of our students to develop competency in a second or even a third language.”

For more information about Schreiner University, please visit the website at www.schreiner.edu.

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