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Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
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Professional Development WeekContact: Paige E. Franklin, Ph.D.
Welcome new faculty! You are the foundation for our future, and we will do all we can to help you
succeed. Please contact Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, the
Faculty Administrator for Faculty Development, with any questions you may have.
New Faculty Orientation will be held August 10 - 14. 2020
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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.
Gallaudet provides grant writing assistance through its Office of Sponsored Programs. The Research
Support 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.
Gallaudet has an 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.
Faculty language support is coordinated by the Center for Bilingual Teaching and
Learning (CBTL) along with the Office of Faculty Development. The following procedure govern the
provision of American Sign Language (ASL) Language Support Services:
The purpose of the new faculty language development support plan is to outline a system for new faculty
to receive language development.Effective Summer 2016, the following system is in place for
all faculty (tenure track and non tenure track) is as follows: Once the offer letter is sent to the
faculty member, the Faculty Development Fellow will contact the new hire to discuss next steps and what
to expect. Those who are identified as potentially requiring American Sign Language (ASL) support, the
Faculty Development Fellow will be directed to the American Sign Language Placement Test (ASLPT) to
determine language readiness. The Faculty Development Fellow will provide options of taking intensive
summer ASL courses (see the section titled, "American
Sign Language Classes" for further directions regarding summer ASL courses.
Language Support (formerly known as tutoring) is individualized, is designed to enhance fluency and
register in ASL within academic settings, and to prepare for the American Sign Language Proficiency
Interview (ASLPI). This approach includes pre-assessment to identify areas of improvement as
well as a post-assessment to measure progress.
ASL language support is not meant to replace classroom learning experiences. Faculty should still make
every effort to enroll in appropriate ASL coursework through the Professional
Studies ASL Program and to attend other available development activities. ASL Language Support
should focus on academic course and lecture preparation (i.e., conference presentations).
Please go to the CBTL page and request services.
ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
(ASL-DES) administers the ASLPI and CDO, and provides training and consultation. Contact: Loretta Roult, Director
The Professional Studies ASL Program Offers ASL coursework for faculty, including intensive summer
courses. Faculty may enroll in courses with a tuition waiver. For information on current ASL courses,
visit the list of offerings. Contact: Christina Hopewell-Albert, Coordinator
New signers are encouraged to take summer ASL classes at Gallaudet through the Center for
Continuing Studies. 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.
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