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DeafDigest Blue – February 20, 2011

DeafDigest Blue - February 20, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/goodquestion/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobdiscrimination/


This week's ASL Videos: 
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakedhero/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nameontags/

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"Express yourself" as part of Sorenson Communications second annual 
"Express Yourself" Video Contest! Sorenson is encouraging the creation 
of videos that contain sign language, are deaf-related or contain 
representations of deaf culture.

There are three categories for entrants:
*       Youth (under 18 years of age)
*       General (18 years of age and older)
*       Employees of Sorenson Communications

The winner of the Youth category will receive $1,000. Winners of the other
two categories will receive $1,500 each. Deadline for submissions is April
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Robert B Peterson,
a real talented artist, who departed us. He briefly attended
Gallaudet before making his own name in the world of art.
His works can be viewed at:

http://www.valleyhouse.com/index.asp?main=bio.asp?artistid=26



DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Barbara Boyd,
who departed us. She was a long time educator at CSUN,
and only retired this past December. Said an acquaintance:

She was a teacher, friend, mom and mentor to many of us. She 
truly loved CSUN and her students

An acquaintance said:
Her death is all over the California scene as well as on
the Facebook with a lot of reflections





DeafDigest editor is not sure but both Peterson and Boyd
may have possibly been students at Gallaudet for a short time
during the early part of the sixties.
 



- What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

There are seven deaf students at Western Kentucky
University. All of them rely on CART to keep up
with the classroom sessions. After the classes,
the captioners would "clean up" the captioning
material and then email the transcript to these
deaf students. This university is said to have
the largest captioning program among the other
universities in the state.


Martha Harris, not deaf, had been serving on the
board of Ohio School for the Deaf for two years,
and had two years to go on a 4-year term. She came 
to the next board meeting only to be told she was 
no longer on the board. As a result, she has filed
a lawsuit. The state said her seat was "open"
because the past governor did not fill out the
necessary paperwork for the Ohio Senate Clerk
to have it confirmed! And while she was attending
meetings for two years, she was considered to be
an unofficial member. But no one told her that.




- Very Hot News

Gallaudet is dropping 17 programs while restructuring the
offerings to its students. It was stressed that no faculty
member would lose their jobs. The 17 dropped majors are at:

http://www.gallaudet.edu/documents/BOT/BOT_PPTF_Resolution_February_2011.pdf



- Sunday February 13th

In 2008, Roy E. Miller retired as director of the Missouri 
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Some retirements
are permanent; some are temporary. At any rate, he has come
back, albeit temporarily to serve in this same position - at
least until the agency hires a permanent director.




- Monday February 14th

The Hearing Association, an agency serving the deaf in New
Zealand, is broke. It is because office manager Leanne French,
not deaf, stole a total of $282,000 in the 5 years she
was employed. She used the money to pay off gambling debts.
The agency did not know about it because she also forged
annual audits by outside auditors to fool the agency officers.
She has been sentenced to a year in house detention and to
make partial restitution for the next five years.
 



- Tuesday February 15th

A Silicon Valley technocrat, himself not deaf, said that
we, the deaf, are being underserved by technology! He said
that the high tech stuff that we use and enjoy, is only
scratching the surface because there are much more with
high tech stuff we could use but don't. This speech was
given at a local chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of
America



- Wednesday February 16th

Could the deaf drive? The court says yes. The government says
no - and so there is a tug of war between the court and the
government - in India. The government said the deaf can drive
"if they satisfy other necessary criteria." Keep in mind
India has its own version of our ADA - but does not allow
the deaf to drive!

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Double Hearing Aids obsolete? Well, there was a story of a single
"pioneering" hearing aid which allows the wearer to hear stuff
in both ears. Only that they are calling a special CI as a
Hearing aid!  This story ran in a British newspaper.

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A FAKE HERO
   There are many former military people that brag about
winning medals for their heroic acts on the battle field.
   Unfortunately, these medals are fake, and their
heroic tales are false.
   Same thing with some former deaf athletes. They would
brag about playing in pro sports while they were
younger.
   Sad to say, their tales of their professional sports
careers are a fake.
   Very easy to find out through searching for their names
on web searches.


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakedhero/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Call for presentation proposals

Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses

AMPHL Conference, August 6-7, 2011, Portland, Oregon

for information on presentation proposals:
http://deafdigest.com/amphl-2/

for information on AMPHL:
http://deafdigest.com/amphl/

proposal deadline: March 6, 2011

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A DEAF PERSON AT WEGMAN SUPERMARKET ?

   At Wegman Food Market in Northern Virginia,
many employees wear name tags on their shirts.
   The name tag would say "Spanish" or "French"
or "Arabic" or "Korean", etc. This would tell
the shoppers that they can speak that language
to make communications easier.
   DeafDigest wonders if there are deaf or Coda
employees with "ASL" on their name tags?

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nameontags/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)





4201: WHAT GOES ROUND COMES ROUND
   4201 is a way of life among schools for the deaf in
New York that are privately-run, but partially supported
with state funds. It is Section 4201, a law passed some
years ago that sets aside funds for these privately
operated schools.
   Anyway, a New York governor proposed a $43 million
cut in funding for these 4201 schools. There was a lot of
shouting, screaming, finger pointing and all that over
this proposed cut.
   What about it? This took place in 1997, and the
governor was George E. Pataki.
   Fast forward - we are seeing the same thing this
time around.
   A teacher at a 4201 school told DeafDigest "same
old story every other year, always threats of funding
cuts" but our schools survive."
   DeafDigest hopes all of our 4201 schools will
survive all in one piece.


THAT EVIL COMPUTER
   Do we have Evil Computers? Well, there was one that was played
out in a movie - 2001: A space Odyssey.
   The computer in that movie was HAL 9000. It was voted as one
of the greatest film villains by the American Film Institute.
   Exactly what did the computer do? It supposedly was capable
of lipreading, in addition to these wicked deeds.
   That movie was shown, way back in 1968!
 
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ANOTHER WORD FOR SIGN LANGUAGE
   We all know what "sign language" means - but there
is another word for it, according to a newspaper story
in New Zealand.
   It is called:

Deaf Language


THESE OUTDATED JOBS FOR THE DEAF
   The Forbes magazine posted an article on the web site,
making a list of jobs that are outdated. Of the jobs on the
list, many deaf people worked in two of these jobs: 

- computer operators
- Postal Service Mail Sorters

   Additionally, the other long-outdated jobs that had a
high number of deaf people were:

- newspaper printers (floor & linotype)
- key punch operators

   As times go, jobs come and go, and we, the deaf
(as well as hearing) must adapt to these new jobs.


DEAFNESS DESCRIBED AS A MEDICAL CONDITION?
   A newspaper story of a deaf man was written up like this:

a mother of a deaf son wishes to help families affected by
this condition

   Deafness as a condition, which implies medical condition?
The Wikipedia has a link, and so, go to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_condition

   Whew! So hairsplitting the way medical condition is explained,
which may include deafness.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a comment like this -

I bet your hands get tired from doing all this




if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When Super Bowl XLV recently took place in Dallas, everything didn't
go well for some of the spectators.  Temporary seats that were being
installed were not ready for game day, and these fans could not sit
in their seats.  

People were taken to places within the stadium to view the game, but
they could not see the field of play.  They were forced to watch on
television screens. 

According to one viewer, "The picture was supplied by the NFL feed,
and the audio was from the Fox telecast."  This caused some problem
for them to follow along with the game.   This viewer went on to say,
"They were not in sync with each other and it was very difficult to
determine what down or how many yards there were to go unless we
listened very closely."

Could realtime captioning have helped in this situation?  Maybe, but
maybe not.

When captioners provide captioning for a football game, sometimes
captioners do not see the game.  They are writing from the audio feed
only.  The captioner would be writing what he or she hears, and if
the audio doesn't match what is on the screen, then the captioning
wouldn't match what is on the screen.

This is one of those situations where the captioner might have a
problem that he or she does not know about.  It definitely wouldn't
be the captioner's fault because they only write what they hear. 

Certainly a difficult situation for the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL!

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HOTELS' ADA RULE OF THUMB

Smart hotel general managers attend ADA-related workshops
just to keep up with what is going on - better technology,
better procedures, better attitude-adjustments, etc.

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updated posting, as of February 20, 2010

Latest Update on Princess' Alaska Wilderness Vacation Cruise - One bed 
left and many more as the purchase deadline is nearly over.  If you are 
interested in this, do hurry and make your reservation now!  

One bed left - Cruisetour 'Q' Connoisseur for 15 nights:  May 27 - June 
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- WORLD'S ALL DEAF CRUISE! -  Prior Deaflympic (July 31-Aug 13) in Greece, 
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proceed with this current business as usual with this same contact 
information until we announce the complete transition.  Thank you.

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(updated posting)

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The federal court said that Los Angeles broke the ADA by
discriminating against the deaf when planning for disasters.
The city was ordered to come up with a proposal within
three weeks.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Could a hearing employer show concern that the
deaf employee could or could not do the job
assigned of him? The hearing employer is worried
that his concern could be interpreted as 
discrimination.

The hearing employer has the right to explain the
job duties and expectations and to respond to the
deaf employee's questions.


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   As reported in last week's DEAFDIGEST Shirley Byles, The
Community Ear editor, passed away.
   It was pointed out that she acquired the films produced by
deaf filmmaker Chester Beers - with the goal of restoring them
some day.
   Question is - what is the probate court going to do with these
priceless films?

(to this day, DeafDigest still does not know what has became
of these priceless Beers films?)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Just learned that we have a deaf mayor that uses
sign language, British Sign Language (BSL), that is.
    Gary Lund, who is deaf, is the mayor of Luddenden,
a district of Calderdale, west of Halifax on the river
Ludd, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.
    Luddenden is a small municipality with population
that ranges between 1500 and 2000.
    Anyway, the townspeople are signing up to learn
sign language to be able to communicate with him.
    Gary's real job, however, is an employee in a
bacon factory. Being a mayor is what he does on the
side, while earning factory wages.
    Would be interesting if his factory foreman
resides in Luddenden and has a neighborhood issue
to deal with him - like needing to fix up the
pot hole on one road.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The picture of the unfinished hockey stadium, a big reason
for the cancelled Winter Deaflympics is troubling. Slovakia
has many hockey stadiums, so why build a new stadium?

In one of the past Winter Deaflympics, the hockey stadium
was located maybe 200-250 miles apart from the skiing
venues. Slovakia could have done that - scheduling
the hockey games at an existing stadium, even if it
was at a distance from the skiing venues, but they didn't.


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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In an CPA firm, a hearing accountant was asking a
deaf accountant:

Do you have object classes?


The deaf accountant thought the hearing accountant said:

Do you have option classes?




if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafBook of the Week


American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb

conducted by The Instructors of The American Asylum

Vol 1 No 1

October 1847

Brown and Parsons, No 182, Main Street, Hartford, CT

premiere edition


(actually DeafDigest editor only has the reprint,
not the original edition)




DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related books in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #1102009
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 03/11/2011

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/jobs
 
For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Instructs student in American Sign Language and Interpreting courses. 
Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of a 
diverse student population, including interactive video technology, online 
format and other uses of technology. Responsibilities include advising 
students, maintaining office hours, serving on program and College 
committees, maintaining professional competence, and participating in 
professional development activities. 

Qualifications:
Required: minimum of 3 years non-teaching work experience in a Deaf/ ASL 
related field. Preferred: Minimum of 3 years experience teaching 
interpretation theory and skill, upper ASL course work or ASL studies 
course work in a post secondary setting. Minimum of 6 years of 
interpreting experience. Demonstrated ability to teach interpreting, upper 
level ASL courses or ASL studies courses effectively at a post secondary 
level. Administrative experience in a post secondary setting.


Education: 
Candidates must have  Associate's degree or above in Interpreting, Deaf 
Education, Deaf Studies, American Sign Language, or related degree (with 
appropriate coursework).  

Preferred: Master's degree or above in Interpreting, American Sign 
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in Interpreting, 
American Sign Language, Deaf Studies, and/or ASL linguistics-related 
coursework.

AA/EOE

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position opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program
position at Columbus, GA

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor needed in Georgia!  

Working with the Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation 
Program Deafness South Unit to support our Deaf, Hard of Hearing and 
Deaf-Blind clients.

 
Please follow the URL to formally apply:

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082347&entry_timestamp=2011-02-10-17.42.14.116529

Deadline to apply is: March 25, 2011

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado 
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to 
consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted 
for anticipated and current vacancies for Teachers of the Deaf for the 
2011/12 School Year, including:

- All core content areas: (anticipated)
(Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Math; Social 
Studies)

- Teacher of the Deaf - Outreach (part-time)  (current)

Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB's website at:  
http://www.csdb.org  where the official job announcement(s) may be found 
in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities and qualification 
requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.  Positions are open until 
filled. Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary 
schedule, and based on appropriate education and experience.  Excellent 
benefits.

Interested persons are invited to send a letter of interest, current 
resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history and 
references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and 
a copy of current teacher certification to:

ATTENTION:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

Interviews to be conducted on-site at

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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Faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Department:	Deaf Studies					        
Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2011
								       
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)								

Salary:  $49,716-62,664 (assistant professor)
         $57,084-79,236 (associate professor)		
								                    
(dependent upon qualifications)
		
Qualifications:  Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American 
Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates 
will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of 
appointment (August 2011).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of 
ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL 
as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in 
various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive 
knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful 
teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent 
scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of 
potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact 
effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive 
relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and 
colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf 
community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment 
to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human 
rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of 
curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and 
mentoring a diverse student population. 

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be 
expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to 
the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable 
students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, 
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration 
Services to work in the United States. 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content 
courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester 
(plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the 
first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to 
contribute to and participate in the life and development of the 
department (including curriculum and program development); engage in 
scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; 
serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to 
participate in other service as needed.  

Application Process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application 
that includes statements of teaching and research interests; a current 
curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching 
experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional 
experience; evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample 
syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available); photocopies 
of all degrees and certificates; the names and contact information of at 
least three professional references.  

Application Deadline:  Screening to begin on March 7, 2011, but priority 
given to applications received by March 1, 2011 and open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:		
Jordan Eickman, Administrator-in-Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California  91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, 
social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged 
centers, embraces both innovation . in community service and hands-on 
experience . and rigor.  A minority serving university in a globally 
diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and 
first generation college students for graduate studies.  1,700 of its 
34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, 
with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 
miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Cal State Northridge is a 
welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and 
student achievement. For more information about the University, check our 
website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy 
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge 
has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at 
http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.  Print 
copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of 
Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact 
the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and 
does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, 
sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled 
veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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Faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2011
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:		Department Chair			 	
                Rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Salary: 
Dependent on Qualifications 

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, ASL or 
related field appropriate for Deaf Studies. Must have experience as 
tenured faculty at a 4 year college or university.  Possess strong and 
effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related 
courses in Deaf Studies.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Extensive 
knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.  Demonstrated ability to 
successfully mentor and teach in a diverse student population. Possess 
successful administrative experience including management and budgeting at 
the department, college or university level.  Experience with curriculum 
planning and design. Experience organizing and coordinating 
activities/events. Publications and equivalencies demonstrating scholarly 
activities and evidence for continued scholarly accomplishments. Ability 
to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of 
positive relationships with university students, staff and colleagues, 
including collegiality-building.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural 
experience and its foundation in basic human rights.
  
CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be 
expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to 
the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable 
students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, 
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration 
Services to work in the United States. 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Administer a Department of 2 full-time and 18 part-time 
faculty, 1 academic support staff, and over 300 majors.  Teach American 
Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  Provide advisement and 
academic counseling to undergraduate students. Lead continued development 
of departmental curriculum and program development.  Manage recruitment 
efforts for both faculty and students.  Carry out student assessment plan. 
Administer Department budget.  Coordinate the development of curriculum.  
Establish strategic goals, objectives and policies.  Assure the 
application of new technologies to the curriculum.  Manage Advisory Board 
for special funds.  Implement Department's civic engagement and community 
service activities.  Serve on the College Administrative Council. 
Participate in activities of the Department of Deaf Studies, the College 
of Education, and the University.  Act as liaison to local Deaf Community.  
Participate in appropriate ASL, Deaf Studies and Deaf community-related 
organizations on the local, state and national level. 

Application process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application, 
current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statements 
indicating administrative, teaching and research interests, photocopies of 
all degrees and certificates, the names and contact information for at 
least three individuals who can provide letters of reference.  

Application Deadline:   Screening to begin on March 7, 2011, but priority 
given to applications received by March 1, 2011 and open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Jordan Eickman, Administrator in Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, California  91330 . 8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, 
social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged 
centers, embraces both innovation . in community service and hands-on 
experience . and rigor.  A minority serving university in a globally 
diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and 
first generation college students for graduate studies.  1,700 of its 
34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, 
with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 
miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Cal State Northridge is a 
welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and 
student achievement. For more information about the University, check our 
website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy 
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge 
has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at 
http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.  Print 
copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of 
Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact 
the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and 
does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, 
sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled 
veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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position opening
Chief Advancement Officer
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcadvancement/
	
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position opening
POSITION TITLE: Director
The Scranton School
Scranton, PA 

for information and application procedures, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/scranton/

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

 *  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Santa Ana
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim
 *  Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield


To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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