Relying on data from two nationwide surveys, this study examines the status of ESL programs in primarily U.S. higher educational settings as perceived by professionals in such programs. The focus is on the perceived lack of recognition and on measures taken against it. Survey respondents make suggestions for increasing the field’s visibility and respect on campus through interdepartmental outreach, policy and curricular initiatives, marketing, publishing/presenting, and academic as well as non-academic initiatives involving students.
"The Quest for Respect: ESL Faculty and Programs in U.S. Higher Education,"
MITESOL Journal: An Online Publication of MITESOL: Vol. 1:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/mitesol/vol1/iss1/2