PALEEP

The Pakistan Applied Linguistics Education Enhancement Program or PALEEP is a university partnership funded by the US Embassy-Islamabad in conjunction with the San Jose State University Research Foundation.  This contract joined SJSU and AJKU together in a partnership for three-years beginning September 1, 2013.

125 (1)Pictured here are AJKU and AIOU Faculty (also here a University Partnership Faculty Exchange Visit), Project Director Swathi Vanniarajan and his wife, Roula Svorou and her husband, Contract Manager Ashley Onadele and Mark Adams and a colleague of PDEEP.

Throughout our 3-year partnership SJSU and AJKU will work together to develop a world-class center for Applied Linguistics. We will do this by highlighting professional development and curriculum enhancement in English language skills. Our mission is to increase AJKU’s curricular and research capacity through collaborative research, faculty exchanges, distance education, resource sharing and pedagogical and research material procurement. San José State University is very excited for this partnership not just in terms of educational research, enhancement and knowledge exchange but also for the lasting friendship we hope to build with our colleagues at The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

PALEEP’s principal investigator is Peter F. Young of the Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies-SJSU and its director is Dr. Swathi Vanniarajan, Department Chair of the Linguistics & Language Development Department-SJSU. All administrative contract matters are maintained by Ashley Onadele – PALEEP Contract Manager.  All fiscal matters are maintained by the SJSURF Fiscal Affairs Office. All questions concerning this contract should be directed to Swathi Vanniarajan [swathi.vanniarajan@sjsu.edu].