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 Professional Presentations & Publications



“Learn to Innovate: Ideas for Growing Your English Language Program”

  • Panel presentation at TESOL, March 2018, Chicago, IL - Ketty Reppert with Elizabeth Gould, Sandra M. Issa, Elizabeth Iannotti, Jill Fox, and Johanna Gleason.

“Supporting Professional Development of Faculty Administrators”

  • Panel presentation at TESOL, March 2018, Chicago, IL - Ketty Reppert with Alicia Rose Going, Thomas Tasker, J. Alexandra Rowe, Bruce Rindler, Rhonda Petree, Laura G. Holland, and Britt R. Johnson.

"A Perfect Alternative Research Assignment: Making Learning Applicable for Students' Lives" (PDF)

  • Cavalier Conference on Writing and Literature - April 20, 2018 - Smoky Kelly


Adding the Learners' Perspective to Language Teaching  (PDF)

  • International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Learning, Kansas State University, September 2017 - Abby Franchitti

Selling Your Program: How To Communicate Your Value To Stakeholders (PDF)

  • ESP Interest Section Panel Robert Connor, Ph.D. | Tulane Uni. Tarana Patel-Chatterjee, MA | Founder, learnEd Esther Perez Apple, MA | Owner, Perez Apple & Co. Lindsey Kurtz | Ph.D. Candidate, Pennsylvania State Uni. Leena Chakrabarti, Ph.D. | Kansas State University, TESOL 2017


Language Program Administration Positions in TESOL/TFL Programs: Needs, Interventions, and Possibilities

  • Avineri, N., MacDonald, K. & Reppert, K. - November2016, TESOL PAIS Newsletter.

TESOL Program Administrators: How do I get the skills to become one?

  • MacDonald, K. & Reppert, K. - November 2016, TESL Ontario Contact Magazine

Research and Protecting ESL Students: Honoring Classrooms and Adjudicating Requests (PDF)

  • Program Administration Interest Section, Academic Session TESOL 2016

Equipping Faculty for Mid-Level Administrative Positions  (PDF)

  • From Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL and Program Administration Intersection panel Solutions for TESOL Programs Lack of Administrative Preparation, TESOL 2016 - Ketty Reppert

A Faculty-driven Comprehensive Model for Diversifying ESL Professional Development  (PDF)

  • English USA, Professional Development Conference - January 21, 2016 - Smoky Kelly and Elizabeth Musil


Computerizing the Placement Test for Remote Student Placement (PDF)

  • MIDTESOL Presentation, October 2015 - Christina Kitson

Exploring Faculty-Driven Professional Development: Building Faculty Expertise (PDF)

  • MIDTESOL Presentation, October 2015 - Christina Kitson

Teaching Vocabulary and Formulaic Language in the Language Classroom (PDF)

  • MITDESOL Presentation, October 2015 - Tim Peverill

Support and Retention of International Students, an At-Risk Group: Partnering Across Campus (PDF)

  • NACADA Presentation July 26, 2015:  University of Melbourne, Australia - Adrienne Hamann

A New Take on Entry Level English Textbooks (PDF)

  • TESOL and SLA Professional Development Conference April 10, 2015 - Jolene McConnell and Emily Elliott

Troubleshooting Peer Review in the ESL classroom  (PDF)

  • TESOL and SLA Professional Development Conference April 10, 2015 - Elizabeth Musil

Examining Issues and Advocating for the Benefit of NNESTs / NESTs (PDF)

  • TESOL Presentation March 2015 - Abby Franchitti

ELLs and Their Performance on State-Mandated Assessments (PDF)

  • TESOL Presentation March 2015 - Christina Kitson

Implementing Collaborative Course Teams (PDF)

  • Maintaining Standards In A Dynamic Program
  • TESOL Presentation March 2015 - April M. Darnell, M.A.

Responding to Perceived Threats: Evidencing Programs' Professionalism, Rigor, and Sustainability (PDF)

  • Program Administration, Higher Education and Social Responsibility Intersections
  • TESOL Presentation March 2015 - Beverley Earles and Mary Wood


Culturally Adapted Learning Environments for International Students Entering USA Universities (PDF)

  • Instructional Design Strategies
  • AECT Presentation 2014 - Lina Metlevksiene

ESL Tutoring Techniques You Want to Know (PDF)

  • MIDTESOL Presentation October 2014 - Wing Yan Wong

Technical Communication Course for International Students: Collaboration, Design, and Teaching (PDF)


Reflecting on Academic Advising in the English Language Program at Kansas State University (External Link)

Computerizing a Test Using a Learning Management System (PDF)

  • Instituted for Student Learning Assessment November 2013 - Christina Kitson

Creating an Individual Professional Development Plan in an IEP (PDF)

  • MIDTESOL presentation October 2013 - Christina Kitson

Building Community Through Accreditation: The Story of One IEP (PDF)

  • MIDTESOL presentation October 2013 - Ketty Reppert

Go Beyond Monopoly and Scrabble: Customize Your Board Games (PDF)

  • MIDTESOL presentation October 2013 - Wing Wong

Creating a Dynamic Interactive Electronic Newsletter for Alumni (Prezi)

  • TESOL Presentation March 2013 - Leena Chakrabarti and Jenell Williams

Teaching International Teachers to Use Technology Using Free Web Tools (PDF)

  • TESOL Presentation March 2013 - Christina Kitson, Max Stinnett and Jenell Williams

Initiatives to Promote Student Success at University-Based IEPs: Panel Presentation (PDF)

  • TESOL Presentation March 2013 - Laura Phillips-Zee, Ellen Conroy and Leena Chakrabarti


Quality And Relevance In An IEP Exit Level (PDF)

  • TESOL Presentation March 2012 - Beverley Earles and ELP team

Strategies for Helping International Students Succeed in Online Learning Environments 

  • TESOL Presentation March 2012 - Jenell Williams and Lina Metlevskiene


COLLABORATION: Avoid Recreating Existing Campus Services (PDF)

  • NAFSA Vancouver, Canada May 2011 - Leena Chakrabarti

Academic Credit for ESL: A Study in Patience (PDF)

  • TESOL, March 2011 - Mary Wood


Developing an Effective, Low-cost Substitution Plan for your Intensive English Program (PDF)

  • NASFA Poster Presentation June 2010 - Eun Hee Kim

Internationalizing the Campus: Creating Active Links with Colleges and Departments (PDF)

  • NASFA Poster Presentation June 2010 - Leena Chakrabarti

Linking Existing Services with the Needs of International Students (PDF)

  • NASFA Poster Presentation June 2010 - Leena Chakrabarti and Laura Philips-Zee

Team Teaching: Twice as Nice for Students and Educators (PDF)

  • NASFA Poster Presentation June 2010 - Miranda Asebedo and Tom Jagosz

Technology Enhanced Orientation: Reaching a Large Number of Students without Losing the Human Touch (PDF)

  • NASFA Poster Presentation June 2010 - Max Stinnett and Ketty Reppert