Turner's Challenge
original painting by Greg Keeler

Jack B. Jelinski

Professor Emeritus of Spanish

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
College of Letters & Science
Montana State University-Bozeman
Phone: (406) 994-4448, Fax: (406) 994-6199
Email: umljj@montana.edu


Service to MSU

Dr. Jelinski has been involved in University Governance since 1976. Since 1995 he has served on the Salary Review Committee, the University Governance Council Steering Committee, the University Promotion and Tenure Committee, and as Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee. He played a pivotal role in establishment of the current structure of Faculty Council which has representatives from all academic departments. He is currently a member of Faculty Council. As Department Head of Modern Languages and Literatures (1978-1990) he led the program in its transition to a quality research-oriented academic department, developed procedures for annual review and special reviews and designed a department-wide program of teaching evaluations. He also established a unique class for advanced Modern Language majors which has evolved into the "Instructional Perspectives" courses in which students gain practical experience by working directly with faculty teaching the beginning language courses. Since leaving the headship he has developed a Policy for Adjunct Instructors and designed a model Foreign Languages Proficiency Exam which all teaching majors must pass before being approved to register for their practice teaching semester. He currently serves as the Coordinator of Spanish. Dr. Jelinski is especially proud to have established the Steven L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship which provides an annual $500 scholarship to the outstanding Spanish student selected by the scholarship committee.


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