News & Events- 2/6/04
Welcome our new WROCC at WOU Coordinator: Annette Leonard
Please join me in giving a warm welcome to our new WROCC at WOU coordinator, Annette Leonard. Annette holds a BS in American Sign Language/English Interpretation and an MA in Conflict Resolution. An RID Certified Interpreter, she spent several years interpreting at postsecondary institutions and in private practice. She worked on a federally-funded research project developing a computer-based assessment tool measuring the transition skills of Deaf adolescents and young adults. She also has experience as the Director of Disability Services at Western Oregon University. When she's not volunteering with the county as a mediator for small claims court, Annette, can often be found cooking or making homebrew, selling her crafts and housewares at the Eugene Saturday Market, playing with her 2 year old lab, or entertaining one or more of her four young nephews. Contact Annette with your postsecondary accommodations questions 503-838-8642 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Welcome, Annette!
Emerging Legal Trends: Next PEPNet Satellite Telecast 2/19/04
The next PEPNet Satellite telecast will be Thursday, February 19, 2004 (11-1 Pacific), "Emerging Legal Trends: Impact on Services for Postsecondary Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Information is now available at http://www.pepnet.org and click on Teleconferences. It will be facilitated by Jeanne Kincaid, esq. Topics will include effective interagency agreements with VR, the changing demographics of college students, and working with students who have cochlear implants.
programs in your area hosting the teleconference, go to
. If you are in the Willamette Valley, Western Oregon University
will be a downlink site. Attendance is free and open to
Videotapes of previous teleclasses, such as "Americans With Disabilities Act - Responsibilities For Postsecondary Education Programs Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students" and "Services for the Hard of Hearing Student in Postsecondary Education" are available from the PEPNet Resource Center at http://prc.csun.edu. A videotape of this telecast will be available shortly after airing.
RRCD Recruiting for Training/Degree Programs
For 30 years, the Regional Resource Center on Deafness has been offering training programs to prepare professionals to serve the unique communication, rehabilitation, and educational needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults. These programs often include generous stipends that help to cover tuition.
We are currently accepting applications for two Masters level programs (Rehabilitation Counseling: Deafnessdeadline 3/15/04; Teacher Preparation: Deafnessdeadline 4/30/04), our bachelors program in ASL/English Interpreting (deadline 3/15/04), and our summer month-long in-service training for professionals who are new to working with individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing (Rehabilitation Counseling for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adultsdeadline 4/2/04).
Except for the summer RCDHHA in-service program, ASL proficiency is required at the time of entry to each program. (WOU also offers ASL I-VIII.) If you would like to find out more information on any of our programs, please visit our website at www.wou.edu/rrcd, call 503-838-8444, or e-mail email@example.com.
PEPNet Conference, April 21-24, 2004
2004 PEPNet Conference, "Planning for Success: Initiatives
for Positive Outcomes" will be held a the Sheraton
Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania April 21-24.
Registration deadline is March 29, and the forms
are available on the PEPNet website at http://www.pepnet.org
. Stipends for the conference are also available. Information
on the application process is included in the registration
WROCC Staff Update
Once again, WROCC has some good news and some bad news concerning staff. The good news is we are happy to welcome Cathy McLeod as the WROCC Project Coordinator at CSUN. Cathy had been the WROCC staff person serving California and the Pacific Islands, and previously coordinated the MENUS project (Meeting the Educational Needs of Underserved Students), also out of CSUN. If you haven't seen her work, go to http://menus.csun.edu...it's a great project!
The bad news is that we are losing our long-time Project Coordinator, Gary Sanderson. Gary has taken another position with CSUN...so he is still around, and will be attending the PEPNet conference, but it just won't be the same! Gary, we'll miss you!
Speech-to-Text Services Network
Is your institution experiencing an increase in real-time captioning requests? You're not alone! In the last several years deaf and hard of hearing programs across the nation have seen an influx of students requesting speech-to-text accommodation services. A group of professionals interested in promoting quality speech-to-text services recently formed the Speech-to-Text Services Network (STSN). STSN is designed to be an information resource for consumers, service providers, and administrators.
Information about STSN and the various speech-to-text accommodation services coming soon to the website http://stsn.org. Also, plan on joining our session at the upcoming PEPNet conference in Pittsburgh!
Get your faculty into Universal Design for Instruction!
Facultyware is a professional development website on Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) out of the University of Connecticut. The website features research on UDI, several informational sheets on inclusive instruction, and examples from real instructors. In fact, faculty can submit materials to Facultyware and get feedback on areas that could be improved...or be selected to be posted to their website as an example! Start a contest on your campus! Check them out at http://www.facultyware.uconn.edu.
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