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Russian and Slavic Language/Linguistics Enrollment Survey

The Subcommittee on Public Relations of the AATSEEL Linguistics Committee was formed to investigate concrete strategies for boosting enrollments in Slavic languages and linguistics and promoting Slavic in the public eye and within the academic community. The members of the subcommittee are Adonica Sendelbach David Andrews, Don Dyer, Dick House, Jeanette Owens, David Powelstock Dianna Murphy, Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (chair). One of the other activities of the subcommittee in 1998 has been the ongoing survey of high school teachers to improve articulation between high school and college Russian courses. Any information on this topic should be directed to J. Rouhier-Willoughby (jrouhie@pop.uky.edu).

A second major subcommittee project has been the development of a quarterly enrollment survey for courses in Russian and other Slavic languages, and in Slavic linguistics. While there have been several one-time enrollment surveys conducted over the past few years, this survey, drafted by David Andrews and Dianna Murphy, is a _rolling_ survey: i.e., the questionnaire will be posted over SEELANGS each fall and spring (departments on the trimester system can supply figures for winter and spring in the spring). The figures will be updated each semester and posted on this webpage, together with the figures for past terms. The website publication has two purposes: (a) to provide immediate access to current and past enrollment statistics of departments in comparably-sized universities, and (b) to track the success of specific enrollment-boosting strategies used by individual institutions.

Departments which have not yet responded to the enrollments survey are invited to complete the survey form and to send a copy of the completed form to Dianna Murphey (dlhorne@pop.service.ohio-state.edu) or to David Andrews (andrews@gunet.georgetown.edu). Since the data for each department participating in the survey is posted on the Web, departments have the option of submitting their enrollment figures anonymously. However, wherever possible, identification of the institution is preferable, since it helps provide for more accurate geographical comparisons.

Enrollments in 1st and 2nd-year

Russian language courses

1996-7 and 1997-8 academic years

compiled by
David Andrews, Georgetown University
Dianna Murphy, Ohio State University
spring, 1998

American Council of Teachers of Russian

Margaret Stephenson <stephens@actr.org>
  • 1996-7: study abroad in Russia: 122
  • 1997-8: study abroad in Russia: 161
  • American University

    John Schillinger <jschill@american.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 34; 2nd-year: 26; study abroad program at MGU: 8
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 26; 2nd-year: 18; study abroad at Moscow Linguistics U. with ACTR: 16
  • Boston College

    M. J. Connolly <cnnmj@bc.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 10 fall; 9 spring; 2nd-year: 10 fall; 10 spring; study abroad: 4
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 18 fall;14 spring; 2nd-year: 18 fall; 15 spring; study abroad: 8
  • Brown University

    Alexander Levitsky <Alexander_Levitsky@Brown.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 12 fall; 13 spring; 2nd-year: 10 fall; 10 spring; study abroad: 7
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 18 fall; 18 spring; 2nd-year: 18 fall; 15 spring; study abroad: 10
  • University of California Santa Barbara

    Larry McLellan <mclellan@humanitas.ucsb.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 26 fall; 25 winter; 20 spring; 2nd-year: 14 fall; 12 winter; 11 spring
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 27 fall; 17 winter; 17 spring; 2nd-year: 10 fall; 13 winter; 12 spring
  • Large, Urban Midwestern University (with a Slavic Department. Both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees are offered)

  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 51 fall; 42 spring; 2nd-year: 6 fall; 6 spring
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 70 fall; 51 spring; 2nd-year: 6 fall; 6 spring
  • Colby College

    Sheila McCarthy <s_mccart@colby.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 8; 2nd-year: 9; study abroad: 6 (4 fall; 2 spring)
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 11; 2nd-year: 5; study abroad: 2 fall; 11 Jan. 1-month intensive; 3 spring
  • University of Colorado Boulder

    Karen Hawley <hawley@spot.colorado.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st and 2nd-year: 151; study abroad: 9
  • 1997-8: 1st and 2nd-year: 134; study abroad: 11
  • George Washington University

    Richard Robin <rrobin@gwu.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 39 fall; 30 spring; 12 1st year intensive; 2nd-year: 17 fall; 16 spring
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 32 fall; 28 spring; 15 1st-year intensive; 2nd-year: 19 fall; 15 spring
  • Georgetown University

    Marcia Morris <morrisma@gunet.georgetown.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 36 fall; 39 spring; 2nd-year: 45 fall; 26 spring; study abroad: 8
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 47 fall; 43 spring; 2nd-year: 21 fall; 19 spring; study abroad: 11
  • ("All courses are intensive and include off-semester sections that we've been integrating on a staggered basis, starting in Spring '96 with the first semester of first year. These off-semester sections can vary widely in enrollment. Next year we're also going to offer one non-intensive first-year section on an experimental basis.")

    University of Kansas Center for Russian and East European Studies

    Todd Foglesong <fogelson@falcon.cc.ukans.edu>
  • 9 students in Art History programs in 4-week summer program at the Hermitage
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst

    Joseph Lake <lake@slavic.umass.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 41 fall; 18 spring; 2nd-year: 16 fall; 16 spring; study abroad at St. Petersburg Technical U: 2
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 35 fall; 18 spring; 2nd-year: 15 fall; 14 spring; study abroad at St. Petersburg Technical U: 4
  • Middlebury College

    Tom Beyer <beyer@jaguar.middlebury.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 21 spring; 2nd-year: 8 spring; study abroad: 12
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 15 spring; 2nd-year: 13 spring; study abroad: 8
  • University of North Carolina (CH)

    Madeline G. Levine <mglevine@email.unc.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 106; 2nd-year: 48
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 67; 2nd-year: 44
  • Oakland University

    Nathan Longan <longan@Oakland.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 26 fall; 8 spring; 2nd-year: 4 fall; 4 spring; study abroad: 4 (May-June, 1997)
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 11 fall; 8 spring; 2nd-year: 6 fall; 6 spring
  • Ohio Wesleyan University

    Adonica Sendelbach <asendelb@postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu>
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 8; 6 summer
  • University of Pittsburgh

    David Birnbaum <djbpitt+@pitt.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 19 fall; 15 spring; 2nd-year: 8 fall; 8 spring; study abroad: estimated 2-3 per year
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 27 fall; 18 spring; 2nd-year: 9 fall; 8 spring
  • Reed Community College

    Elena Kobzeva <elenakh@rccd.cc.ca.us>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 15; 2nd-year: 5
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 8; 2nd-year: 2
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    Melissa Frazier <mfrazier@mail.slc.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 5; 2nd-year: 2; study abroad: 2
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 9; 2nd-year: 2
  • Trinity College

    Katherine Lahti <Katherine.Lahti@mail.trincoll.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 11 fall; 5 spring; 2nd-year: 6 fall; 4 spring
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 6 fall; 4 spring; 2nd-year: 3 fall; 3 spring; study abroad: 2
  • University of Washington

    Shosh Westen <shoshw@u.washington.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 81 fall; 57 winter; 48 spring; 2nd-year: 36 fall; 29 winter; 30 spring
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 89 fall; 74 winter; 2nd-year: 32 fall; 28 winter
  • Wayne State University

    Donald Haase <d.haase@wayne.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st and 2nd-year: 42
  • 1997-8: 1st and 2nd-year: 44
  • Western Illinois University

    Bob Druien <mfrfd@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>
  • 1996-7: 1st-year: 11 fall; 7 spring; 2nd-year: 4 fall; 2 spring; study abroad: 1
  • 1997-8: 1st-year: 7 fall; 11spring (R121 and R122); 2nd-year: 4 fall; 2 spring