Karen Marsh Schaeffer portrait
  • Director, English for Academic Success, Linguistics

Professional Service

  • Intermountain TESOL . board member. 10/01/2016 - present
  • TESOL. Reader for TESOL Awards Committee. 04/2008 - 03/2009

Internal Service

  • Global U Council. 01/01/2019 - present. University service.
  • Utah Global Academic Quality and Assurance Committee. 01/01/2017 - present. University service.
  • Global Learning Faculty Committee. 01/01/2017 - present. University service.
  • Mentor Teacher for University Practicum students, Linguistics Department, University of Utah (spring 2009, summer 2009, spring 2010, spring 2011). 01/2009 - 12/2010. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Know Your Neighbor - helping volunteers conduct conversation classes with refugees learning English. 04/13/2017 - present
  • Word Pronouncer, Utah State Spelling Bee presented by Scripts, Salt Lake City, Utah. 03/2015 - present
  • Volunteer, Churchill Junior High,Neil Armstrong Academy, Salt Lake City, Utah. 08/2013 - present
  • Volunteer ESL teacher, Hartland Apartments, Salt Lake City, Utah. 08/2006 - 06/2007

Honors & Awards

  • Global Learning Across the Disciplines grant $10,000 . 04/18/2019
  • ELT Leadership Management Certificate . TESOL International Organization, 03/15/2019
  • Excellence in Global Engagement Staff Award. University of Utah, 04/2018
  • English Language Specialist, US State Department, Indonesia . US Dept of State, 09/2017
  • Facilitator for Fulbright ETA PDO Eurasia (2016, 2017). Fulbright and IIE, 06/2017
  • English Language Specialist, Estonia. US Department of State, 10/2015
  • $10,000 to Department of Linguistics for FLXU courses proposed. University of Utah - Flxu, 05/2015
  • Higher Education Teaching Specialist (HETS) Designation. University of Utah, 11/2011
  • TESOL Certificate. University of Utah, 11/2006

Affiliations

  • TESOL International Association (TESOL), member, 01/2008 - present
  • Intermountain TESOL (ITESOL), member, 01/2008 - present
  • American Association of Applied Linguists (AAAL), member, 01/2013 - present

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