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         December 22, 2016            
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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. 

Best wishes for a wonderful 2017! We wish you and your family a happy holiday season!

The Management Team
Enrichment Program

The fall semester of the Enrichment Program was a great success!

Many thanks to Drs. Paula Conroy, Kathryn Botsford, Derrick Smith, and Brooke Kruemmling for leading Cohort 1 in Critical Components of Grant Administration Processes, and Drs. Angel Wang, William Clark, and Rob Wall Emerson for leading Cohort 2 in discussing Quality Indicators of Group Experimental Research.

Session 4 will begin on January 9, 2017. 

Cohort 1 will be exploring Public Policy and Plan-Making: Definitions and Examples in Sensory Disabilities,  led by PAC Guest Speakers and Ms. Rona Pogrund, while 
Cohort 2 will be 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.
Join NLCSD's closed Facebook group!

At the July 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

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. 

T he 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 School of Education at Boston University invites applications for the position of a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy, with an emphasis in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 

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, and leadership, for your reference. As 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 (

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.