The term collegiality refers to the collaborative social relationships formed by "persons united by the same office or calling."  The OED's definition of the word suggests that collegiality is associated with a spirit of cooperation and collective decision-making. I believe that a collegial work environment creates the conditions for a thriving language program that maximally serves the needs of our students. That is why I actively cooperate with colleagues in the creation of pedagogical material. It is also why I share the results of my research at the Center for Language Study and in my home department, as well as learning from colleagues in both places. Other ways in which I strive to be collegial include volunteering to create materials and tools that can help all instructors. Examples include creating multiliteracy class design templateslanguage course syllabus templates, video tutorials, and knowledge databases in which to store our multimedia presentations for future use.  ​​​​​​​
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