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Shuck and Brun-Mercer present at regional conference

Suck and Brun-Mercer posing in front of a podium at a conference.
Shuck and Brun-Mercer, Department of Linguistics

Gail Shuck and Nicole Brun-Mercer presented “Allies for Abundance: Uniting for a Linguistically Inclusive Placement Process” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Spokane, Washington on April 5.

They described the process of creating a network of shared responsibility for re-envisioning first-year writing placement in a way that accounts for linguistic diversity at Boise State. Identifying students who need English language support while working toward their degrees requires building coalitions and sharing data within a network that expands beyond English Language Support Programs.

Shuck is the director and Brun-Mercer is the associate director for Boise State’s English Language Support Programs. The programs help students with English tutoring, class selection and finding multilingual connections on campus. They also provide information on inclusive teach and linguistic diversity for faculty.