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         May 19, 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. 
NLCSD Scholar Spotlight - 
Garrison Tsinajinie

NLCSD Cohort 2 Scholar, Garrison Tsinajinie, presented at the 58th annual conference of the California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired. His presentation entitled,  Implementing a Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy for American Indian Visually Impaired Student, focused on  culturally sustaining pedagogy, overview of funds of knowledge, and best strategies when working with American Indian students with visual impairments and family members.

Click here to learn more about Garrison!
Scholars and Mentors Meeting at AERA!

Scholars and Mentors met in San Antonio, TX for their annual Scholars and Mentors meeting. 

Cohort 1 Scholars received feedback on their public policy poster presentations from Cohort 2 Scholars and Mentors.
Cohort 2 Scholars received feedback on their research presentations from Cohort 1 Scholars and Mentors. Both cohorts participated in a CV workshop, where they were able to critique one another's CVs and receive feedback from members of the management team. 

Caption: Cohorts 1 and 2 Scholars and Mentors seated around round tables at the 2017 Scholars and Mentors Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Check out our Flickr album to see photos from the meeting!
Enrichment Program

The Enrichment Program is over for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Thank you to all of the Faculty and PAC members who contributed their time and expertise to ensure a successful program!
Their Words, Their World: Take the Challenge!

Check out Elizabeth Rosenzweig's (NLCSD 2) and Jenna Voss' (NLCSD 1) YouTube video promoting their course, Their Words, Their World: Take the Challenge

For more information please click here
Dissertation Research Participants Needed!

Staci M. Rensch, a doctoral candidate in the Leadership in Higher Education specialization with the Schools of Education at Capella University, is recruiting participants for her dissertation research. Her research involves uncovering and identifying effective actions and strategies taken by Deaf faculty and administrators in addressing audism in higher education.

For more information, please click here.
Foundations for Literacy is here!

The Center on Literacy and Deafness is pleased to announce the dissemination of its pre-literacy curriculum, Foundations for Literacy, a 25-week/1-hour daily intervention for young DHH children. The intervention has a solid evidence base of its effectiveness in a variety of areas and comes with a 390 page manual and over 700 pages of original materials to be used to implement the program. Online professional learning activities are also available. This summer we are offering free professional development workshops.  Workshops will be available for a fee in future summers. 
For more information, please see the brochure and the website.
U.S. Department of Education Seeks Comments on New Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is seeking input from users of th  website as part of their effort to provide updated, easy-to-navigate IDEA resources to children with disabilities and their families, teachers, administrators, advocates, and other stakeholders.

To help facilitate this effort, OSERS has posted a  blog for users of the IDEA website to provide comments. OSERS continue efforts to improve their online resources as part of their commitment to ensure that infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families have the supports and services they are entitled to under the IDEA.
PAC Internship Opportunities

The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University invites applications for a research internship opportunity. The mission of the NRTC is to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct research related to employment for people who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind by working with NRTC researchers on one or more projects.

Please click here for more information.
Employment  Opportunities

North Carolina Central University  is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member for its program in Teaching Visually Impaired Children.  For more information please contact Dr. William Wiener ( ).

Please click here for the full job posting.
Jackson State University Department of Special Education   seeks to hire a program coordinator for the Deep South Synergy (DSĀ² ) Training Teachers of the Visually Impaired Project.

Please click  here  for the full job posting.
University of Montreal
is seeking applications to fill a position for Post-doctoral Fellow.  This is a 1-year contract to be administered at the University of Montreal, School of Optometry. The responsibilities of the successful candidate include working directly with the team member supervisors in Quebec, British Columbia, and Ontario.The position will begin on or after June 1st 2017 for a period of 12 months. To apply, please send a statement of interest, a detailed CV, and contact information for three references as soon as possible to
Interviews will begin on May 1st 2017. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. All applicants will receive a notification as to whether or not their application was successful.

Please click here for the full job posting.
The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston  seeks applications for an educator in Vision Studies with expertise in preparing teachers of students with visual impairment (TVI) and orientation and mobility specialists (O&M). 

Please click here for the full job posting.
Please click here to apply.
The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes  is currently advertising for two postdoctoral fellows to provide research and analysis support for national-level activities. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 

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.  The search will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate.

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. 
Initial review of candidates will begin February 20, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

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). Initial review of candidates will begin on January 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please click here for the full job posting.

   Upcoming Conferences & Meetings
  June, 2017 

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

   (EAA), Paradise Valley, AZ

  Indianapolis, IN

   Developmental Disabilities, Hartford, CT 

   Rehabilitation (ISLRR), The Hague, The Netherlands

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

  6/29-7/1: AG Bell Symposium, Arlington, VA

  July, 2017

  Alexandria, VA

   Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

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

   Conference, Orlando, FL

  7/28-7/30:  ANN 2017 Conference (American Nystagmus 
  Network), Minneapolis, MN

  August, 2017 

   National Conference, Baltimore, MD 

  September, 2017

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

  Chicago, IL

  October, 2017

  Portland, OR

  November, 2017

  11/9-11/11: 2017 ASHA Convention, Los Angeles, CA

  December, 2017

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

  February, 2018

   Expo, Tampa, FL
NLCSD Resource Bank

A bank of resources has been created on higher education, mentorship, grantsmanship, leadership, and research in sensory disabilities for your reference.

Please continue to check the Resource Bank, as it is updated monthly. If you would like a resource added to the bank, please email Emily Vasile (, NLCSD Coordinator.  

You can access the bank on the NLCSD website under the  Resources Bank  tab
Join NLCSD's Facebook Group!

At the July 2016 Scholars' 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
The Ever Growing Newsletter!

The NLCSD newsletter continues to expand! Please be sure to read about many of the exciting things that our scholars (current and previous) are doing within the field of sensory disabilities.

Keep reading to see what the scholars are up to in the Enrichment Program and out in the wider community. We've also added many professional opportunities and resources.  If you are interested in writing about your conference of choice experience or if you'd like to add anything to the newsletter, please contact Emily Vasile, NLCSD Coordinator at

For all general inquiries or questions related to travel reimbursement, please contact The NLCSD at
For More Information

For more information about NLCSD, please contact Brooke Kruemmling ( or Emily Vasile (

T he contents of this newsletter were developed as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Education (#325H140002) and Salus University .  These contents do not necessarily represent the policies of Salus University, nor the U.S. Department of Education.