National Latin Exam Writing Committee Application
The National Latin Exam is always looking for people who are interested in bringing their skills and energy to the Writing Committee, however, we do not always have openings for a particular year. We will keep applications on file for three years and make contact for an interview as positions become available.
Members of the NLE Writing Committee are responsible for writing, reviewing, editing, and analyzing the exams on a yearly basis.
In their first year, new members of the committee serve as readers who help edit exams and learn how the NLE operates. After one year of provisional service as a reader, new members can be assigned a role in the writing of exams.
- Be a member of the American Classical League (under whose umbrella NLE operates) and active in professional classical organizations
- Experienced in teaching Latin (preferably multiple levels)
- Able to offer a diversity of perspectives and experiences for classical learning
- Committed to the NLE statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in philosophy and test writing (Please see
under "About Us" then "Philosophy")
- Aware of and experience in evidence-based, best-practice pedagogy, philosophies, and methodologies
- Strong writing skills, well-developed organizational skills, and a willingness to learn new technology
EXPECTATIONS REGARDING LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK, AND FLEXIBILITY:
- Possess strong collaboration and interpersonal skills
- Ability to take constructive criticism
- Enthusiastic and passionate about Latin and Latin pedagogy
- Tireless in working towards a common goal
- Reliable and committed to deadlines
- Able to problem-solve and demonstrate flexibility as needed
- Demonstrate a high level of productivity and exhibit accountability for assigned work
RESPONSIBILITIES / TIME REQUIREMENTS:
- Participate in committee work to produce the annual National Latin Exam
- Create a draft of one or more exams per year
- Write and review test items, gather and resolve feedback from other committee members
- Participate in outreach opportunities; serve as an NLE spokesperson on matters of test development, scoring, and outreach efforts
- Participate in most meetings, in person or electronically, from the end of August until mid-December from approximately 3:45-6:30 pm E.S.T. (currently on Tuesdays)
- Be available for intermittent meetings, in person or electronically, as needed throughout the rest of the year
- Be able to be present at the NLE Retreat on the campus of the University of Mary Washington in August for three days. N.B. This meeting may be held electronically in August 2020.
- NLE will pay for expenses incurred for its summer meeting, weekly meetings, and attendance at the annual American Classical League Institute and any other professional conferences you attend at which you represent the NLE
Thank you for your interest in supporting this effort; we ask that all applicants read over this above requirements and expectations before submitting their application of interest.
Your city and state:
Your current school, college, or university:
Please list all other schools, colleges, or universities where you have taught, if applicable:
What grades and courses do you teach?
How long have you been teaching? (Please count your entire professional teaching experience, not just from your current school.)
< 1 year
Over 25 years
What experiences and strengths do you have to offer the Writing Committee of the National Latin Exam?
Why are you interested in joining the Writing Committee for the National Latin Exam?
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
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Check here to affirm that you have reviewed our Writing Committee expectations listed above and are able to commit to this time-intensive and collaborative process.
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