A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
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.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Interim Chief Bilingual Officer:
Laurene E. Simms
Classroom Discourse Observation (CDO) is an assessment that identifies not only ASL discourse and language, but also bilingual teaching approaches and the visual interactions between the faculty and students. The assessment also focuses on the students’ and faculty’s comprehension of each other during a class discussion by using video recording in the class. A diagnostician analyzes the video recording to identify the strengths and areas needing improvements. The focus assessment consists of three categories:
The faculty is then provided a personalized feedback session which includes the opportunity to review and discuss the video recording.
Department Chairs submit the faculty names to the Dean and Provost. The Dean and Provost prioritize the list of faculty and provide to ASL Diagnosticians for scheduling. This service is designed for the faculty with a score of ASLPI 3 - 5 and seeking a promotion and tenure. This is the only one-time service.
If you are interested in being scheduled for a Classroom Discourse Observation, please notify your Department Chair.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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