Information for New Faculty

Welcome new faculty! You are the foundation for our future, and we will do all we can to help you succeed. Please contact the Faculty Development Fellow with any questions you may have at

ASL Proficiency and Communication Competency Information

ASL Tutoring Policies and Procedures Brochure 

American Sign Language Classes

New signers are encouraged to take summer ASL classes at Gallaudet through the College of Professional Studies and Outreach. Classes are offered in two-week sessions in June and July. You may take up to two classes (for a total of 4 weeks). Tuition and fees will be waived for new faculty who choose to take ASL classes during the summer prior to their first year of employment at Gallaudet.. You will pay only for your books and materials. You will be compensated $500 per week for taking summer ASL classes (tuition waiver and stipends are not available for temporary, adjunct, or part time faculty). Click here for more information about summer ASL classes. For instructions on how to register and receive tuition waiver and stipends, contact the Faculty Development Fellow.

New Faculty Orientation Schedule: August 8 - 12, 2016

Contact the Faculty Development Fellow for the latest information. 

If you are unable to attend NFO, you can still view the PowerPoints, handouts and other materials.   

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Directions, Campus Map, Transportation and Parking.  University Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan. Information on benefits such as medical insurance options and educational assistance programs can be found here. View and download class schedules, catalogs,  and academic calendars from the Registrar's website

Teaching and Learning Support

  • For You: Gallaudet faculty can have tuition waived for Gallaudet University classes. They can also get reimbursement for some of the education costs they or their dependents incur in other post secondary institutions through the Educational Assistance program. And don't forget your opportunities to take summer ASL classes. The Office of Faculty Development offers academic year workshops, learning communities, and other events to foster reflective teaching and learning at Gallaudet.  Check out the home page for more details. We also have a webpage listing online resources for teaching and learning.

Scholarship Support

Gallaudet provides grant writing assistance through its Office of Sponsored Programs. The Gallaudet Research Institute offers financial support for selected research projects.  The Faculty Development Committee and the CAS and SEBHS deans award funds for travel to conferences to present research and other scholarly activities.

Service and Governance

Gallaudet has a very active faculty governance system, with many opportunities for service. See here for information on the various groups involved with shared governance on the campus. You can access more information about the faculty governance system, including its bylaws and guidelines, by visiting the Blackboard organization site called Faculty Governance. Blackboard will be available to all new faculty by August 16 each year. 

Moving to the DC Area  

If you are moving to our area for the first time, you can get great advice in this website for moving to DC.

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