20th Annual Conference
Association of College Educators
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
North Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Texas
Due to time constraints President Sass-Lehrer requested and received the blessing of the house to modify the order of business, allowing the membership to address certain action prior to some committee reports and other action items.
2.0 Treasurers Report (Attached)
Jill Stoefen-Fisher reported expenditures of $2,323.03 and income of $12,791.17, which includes registration income for this year's conference received as of 2/18/94. The association has a balance of $10,468.14 as of 2/24/94.
3.0 Membership and Elections Committee
Paul Crutchfield, speaking on behalf of Jerry Crittenden, announced the results of the election as follows:
|President-Elect|| ||Tom Jones|
|Secretary|| ||Amy Otis-Wilborn|
|Membership and Elections Committee|| ||Alfred White, Robert Gonzalez & Ed Shroyer|
|Publications Committee|| ||Barbara Shirmer, Henry Teller & Karen Dilka|
5.0 Old & New Business (As per acknowledged revisions of the agenda)
6.0 Committee Reports
6.1 International Exchange Committee (Marvelli)
Dr. Marvelli reported the results of a survey on the number of exchange students currently training to become teachers of the deaf in universities represented by the association's membership. It was suggested that this information also be shared with the membership through the newsletter, and Dr. Marvelli was applauded for his continuing efforts in this area.
6.2 Council on Education of the Deaf (Johnson)
Dr. Johnson reported on improvements within the CED accreditation process and his desire to reduce the level of uncertainty some programs are still experiencing. Efforts will be ongoing and individuals with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact him by phone or email.
6.3 CED-CEC Standards (Christensen)
Dr. Christensen reported that the revised standards will be presented to the CEC governing body during their annual meeting in Denver. The CED board has approved, pending approval of member associations.
6.4 Deaf Education Initiatives (Sass-Lehrer)
Dr. Sass-Lehrer reported that there were 70 individuals conducting a field review of the most recent draft, and there are approximately 15 individuals serving on the steering committee. The document is being edited by Dr. Easterbrook and Ms. Sharon Baker-Hawkins. Dr. Sass-Lehrer also reported that the series of regional meetings, sponsored by the NASDSE, were not in direct relation to the Deaf Initiative project.
6.5 Legislation (Innes)
Mr. Innes reported on developments related to the reauthorization of the IDEA and the establishment of A.C.T.I.O.N., a coalition devoted to preserving educational options for disabled children. Mr. Innes suggested that the association develop a position paper on the issue of "Full Inclusion" and become more involved with advocacy. Dr. Sass-Lehrer recommended that the new Executive Board consider establishing a Legislative Committee.
7.0 New Business
7.1 Crutchfield moved to have the next meeting in Alberta, Canada (Passed)
7.1 Crutchfield moved to accept a motion from the Executive Board to pursue amendment of the CED bylaws,
- specifically the section related to criteria for membership. (Passed)