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         January 16, 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming Important Dates:
4/26/17: NLCSD Scholars and Mentors Meeting; San Antonio, TX

4/27/17 - 5/01/17: Scholars Attend AERA, San Antonio, TX

9/25/17 - 9/26/17: NLCSD Consortium/PAC/
Scholars Meeting, OSEP, Washington DC 

Late Spring 2018: Scholars/Mentors Meeting & Teaching Professor Conference (dates/location TBD)

November 2018: Scholars/Mentors Meeting & TED Conference, Las Vegas, NV (dates/location TBD)

Spring 2020: 
Scholars/Mentors Meeting & CEC Annual Convention (dates/location TBD)

Save the Date!

The 2017 Consortium - PAC - Scholars meeting dates have been set.  Please hold Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26, 2017 on your calendar. Meetings will be held at the Office of Special Education Programs in Washington, D.C. 
Congratulations Dr. Soman and Dr. Clancy!

Congratulations to Dr. Uma Soman and Dr. Shannon Clancy, for successfully defending their dissertations - "Characterizing Perception of Prosody in Children with Hearing Loss" and "The Mediating Effects of Science Classroom Talk on the Understanding of Earth-Sun-Moon Concepts with Middle School Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing."  
Enrichment Program

Session 4 began on January 9, 2017 and is off to a great start!
Cohort 1 has begun exploring Public Policy and Plan-Making: Definitions and Examples in Sensory Disabilities,  led by PAC Guest Speakers and Dr. Rona Pogrund. 

Scholars will participate in a webinar series throughout the semester. The first webinar will be held on Thursday, January 19th from 2-3PM EST. Please click on the link below to access the webinar. 

If you will be using audio:
Conference Number(s):  1-800-704-9804
Participant Code: 855959#

CART, an ASL interpreter, and a text chat box will be available after you log on to the webinar. You may also use your webcam as well, if you would like to communicate using ASL.

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Cohort 2 has begun learning about Quality Indicators of Single Subject Research,  led by Drs. Tess McCarthy, Sarah Ivy, Cathy Nelson, and Christina Rivera.
The complete 2016-2017 Enrichment Program syllabus for Cohort 1 can be found here

The complete 2016-2017 Enrichment Program syllabus for Cohort 2 can be found here.
Call for Presentations!

T he Call for Presentations for the AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA, July 19-22, 2017 has been extended to January 26, 2017. To submit a presentation proposal, click here: Online Proposal Submission System. For additional questions, contact Angela Smith at  
Penn-Del AER Seeks Nominations!

Penn-Del AER is seeking nominations for the Penn-Del AER Richard L. Welsh Service Award and the Elinor Long Educator of the Year (ELEY) Awardto recognize the achievements of its members and others dedicated to the field of visual impairment in education and rehabilitation. Nominations are due by February 20, 2017. 

Please click here for the nominee criteria. 
The National Deaf Center is Now Open!

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is now open! Please click here to view an introductory video on the NDC. Check out their website to learn more about the NDC, the individuals they serve, and resources within the deaf community. 

Join NLCSD's Closed Facebook Group!

At the July 2016 meeting, many participants requested an easy way of communicating with the NLCSD community, and one suggestion was a closed group on Facebook. We encourage all members of NLCSD to join and to use it as a vehicle to share information, collaborate, and strengthen our cross-disability  group. Please use the link below to access the Facebook group.  

You can also follow us on Twitter: @NLCSDproject
Job  Opportunities

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes is currently advertising for two postdoctoral fellows to provide research and analysis support for national-level activities. 

Please click here for the full job posting.

Lamar University College of Fine Arts & Communication Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is currently advertising for three faculty positions. The University seeks a person who is fluent in American Sign Language, with high energy, and enthusiasm, and vision to work within the department. 

Please click here for the full job posting. 

The Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders of the College of Education & Human Development in conjunction with Perimeter College of Georgia State University  seeks to hire a Clinical Assistant Professor to direct and teach the American Sign Language Interpreter Education Program.  

Please click here for the full job posting. 


The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee is seeking applications to fill a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor in Deaf Education position. The position begins August 1, 2017.

Please click here for the full job posting. 


The Department of Communication Disorders at Marshall University  is seeking a 12 month non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor-Early Interventionalist.

Please click here for the full job posting. 


National Technical Institute for the Deaf is currently advertising for 4 tenure-track assistant professors to teach developmental English or Composition and Rhetoric in the Department of Liberal Studies. 

For more information please email Dr. Eugene Lylak, Chair, Search Committee-Developmental English ( or Pam Conley - Chair, Search Committee - Comp. and Rec. (


T he Department of Special Education at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, a large public university with state and nationally recognized teacher preparation programs, invites applications for a tenure-track position to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Low Vision/Blindness (LVB).  

Please click here for the full job posting.


The Deaf Studies Department at California State University, Northridge is currently advertising for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position for 2017-2018.   
Please click here for the full job posting.

Higher Education, Mentorship, and Leadership Resources

We are in the process of creating a bank of resources on higher education, mentorship, grantsmanship, leadership, and research in sensory disabilities for your reference.

The first resources have been added to the bank in higher education and mentorship!  

As additional resources are added to the bank, they will be announced in the monthly newsletter. You can access the bank on the NLCSD website under the  Resources Bank  tab
Professional Development Opportunities

January, 2017

1/25: Usher Syndrome Coalition  Webinar @ 12PM PST



National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Visual Impairment (NTAC-BVI): Continuing Education Courses in  Blindness and Visual Impairment

Perkins eLearning  Self-Paced Tutorials

TSBVI Active Learning  
Upcoming Conferences & Meetings    

February, 2017

March, 2017

3/5-3/6: 2017 DB Summit, Austin, TX

3/8-3/10: 50th Annual Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, TX 

3/22-3/24:  2nd International Conference on Teaching Deaf Learners, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3/24-3/25: Accessibility Summit, Washington D.C.

April, 2017

4/26-4/28: 2017 Penn-Del AER Conference, Harrisburg, PA

June, 2017 

6/2-6/4: The Teaching Professor Conference, St. Louis, MO

6/21-6/23:  Educational Audiology Association (EAA), Paradise Valley, AZ

6/26-6/30: 16th International Mobility Conference, Dublin, Ireland

July, 2017

7/27-7/29: American Cochlear Implant Alliance Symposium, San Francisco, CA

August, 2017 

September, 2017

9/7-9/10:  Envision Conference, Denver, CO 

9/15-9/17: Hands & Voices Leadership Conference, Chicago, IL

October, 2017

December, 2017

12/6-12/9: Getting In Touch With Literacy, New Orleans, LA

February, 2018

For More Information

For more information about NLCSD or to include information in this newsletter, please contact Brooke Kruemmling ( or Emily Vasile (

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