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Transliteracies Revised Work Plan, v. 1.0

— A letter from Alan Liu, Project Director,
to Transliteracies Project Members

(Sept. 16, 2005)

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          Since late July, when I last wrote to you with the news that Transliteracies had officially received funding for five years as a UC Multi-campus Research Group (at $70,000 per year, including cost sharing), I have been engaged in consultations and budget-planning meetings to shape a revised work plan for the project. I want to share with you now the results of my planning so far. Below is a brief rationale followed by the draft of the revised work plan, which I expect will continue to evolve as I gather your feedback. I am interested in any thoughts you may have about the broad shape of the plan or about details of implementation (including how the plan might plug into your existing programs, courses, mentoring activities, and research at your campus). In the near future, I will follow up by asking who might be interested in taking on specific tasks in the plan, whether you can nominate graduate students for the research assistant positions, and whether you are teaching any graduate courses that might feed into the project.           I know that we are all busy ramping up for the beginning of the new academic year, so short, unsystematic responses are just as welcome as fuller ones. While it won’t be possible to fold every suggestion into the plan without losing focus, I have found the process of thinking about everyone’s suggestions enormously productive so far.           (You can email responses to me or use the comment box at the bottom of the document. Use the “forgotten your password?” feature in the login if you have forgotten your password as a project member.)

—-Best wishes, Alan        
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