We are planning to have a Student Deaf Education Organization on campus next year. It would be open to any students on campus who are interested in any careers or the idea of educating students who are Deaf. It would meet at a minimum of once a month. The goal is for it to be student led and for students to determine what types of activities and opportunities would most benefit them.
Currently the draft description is:
Student Deaf Education Organization
The Student Deaf Education Organization provides opportunities for students, regardless of major, with an interest in working in careers related to educating the deaf and hard of hearing to network together. Students will have opportunities to practice and improve their ASL skills, interact with Deaf students, serve or volunteer at various events and network with professionals currently working in the field of Deaf Education. The organization is open to students who are just beginning to take ASL classes, those currently studying to become teachers of the Deaf, interpreters as well as graduate students who may currently be classroom teachers. The group will meet at least once per month with the option of additional volunteer opportunities or activities.
In order to move forward and establish such an organization there must be a minimum of six interested students. Are any of you interested or know of others who would be? Let me know your thoughts on participating in such a student organization next year.