Benefits and Opportunities
Participation in the consortium allows institutions to offer a wider breadth and depth of foreign language instruction to their students. The costs of delivering this instruction can be controlled through participation in the consortium. Consortium institutions share responsibility for offering foreign language instruction, so that no one institution must be committed to investment in each of the foreign languages being offered through the consortium.
There are intersections of academic interest between institutions that collaboration can identify and leverage to the benefit of students. Collaboration through the consortium can reveal previously undiscovered and rich connections between curricula. Building a collaborative curriculum helps all of our institutions meet the challenge of giving our students access to the resources appropriately available in a networked world.
Moreover, students’ participation in consortium classes provides them with skills they can offer employers, since these students become competent in innovative collaborative techniques.