The Newletter of the Association of College Educators Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Volume XI, Number 1 January, 1999

Watch Out Rochester, Here We Come!

 It’s time for the 1999 ACE-DHH conference (February 26-28, March 1)! Are you ready? Have you made your reservations at the Radisson Inn Rochester? If not, here is what you will need to do to reserve your room: call the Radisson at (716)475-1910 or send a fax to (716)475-9633 and refer to ACE-DHH 1999 Conference or #2638. For a single/double room, the rate is only $69.95 and for a triple/quad room $79.95. Continental breakfasts are included. Need a ride from the airport? The Radisson provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

Gerry has reminded us that the winters in Rochester can be cold (20’s-30’s) so don’t forget to pack your warmest clothes. If the weather is nice or you are brave J , you can walk to NTID’s Lyndon Baines Johnson building where all of the meetings will be held. Otherwise, shuttle bus service will be provided from the hotel to the campus.

Don’t delay, make your reservations today! We want to see you in Rochester!


A Look Inside:

A Note from the President ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2

Conference Agenda ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2

Treasurer’s Report ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3

CED Update ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5

Conference Program ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 6

ACE-DHH Board Directory --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10

Conference Registration -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12

Pre-conference Registration ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13

Tour Registration Form -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14

ACE-DHH Ballot ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15

Membership Application ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 16



A Note from the President….

"Back to the Future" brings us to Rochester, NY and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. In the evolution of ACE-DHH, NTID and Rochester have shaped a number of us either through schooling, conferences, research, or associates. So, it is most befitting that we return with an outstanding program developed by Karen Dilka and her Program Committee that reflects our current research and applied interests. Featuring a keynote address by Bob Panara, whose eloquence I recall from a CAID convention in Rochester in the early 80’s, continuing with newly-structured Roundtable Discussions, to our now traditional and scrumptious Interactive Demonstrations and breakfast; not to mention workshops, presentations and banquet (and Niagara Falls, too!), ACE-DHH ’99 offers each of us opportunities to reminisce, renew, and recharge for the future. So, put on those mittens, wrap up those ears, lace up those boots, and join us in Rochester!

1999 ACE-DHH Conference Agenda

The Program Committee has worked diligently to bring you an interesting agenda of presentations and events for our annual conference. Our program will consist of a wide range of engaging topics. There will also be several opportunities to participate in group discussions. Note the quality of the preconference session, the fascinating keynote speaker (deaf dramatist), the leading edge technology workshop, and the occasion for professional exchange at the curriculum roundtables. We want to thank everyone who submitted proposals. And if, after previewing the tentative schedule, you have a special request, please contact Karen Dilka immediately to ensure the changes will be included in the final program.

1998 ACE-DHH Conference Monograph

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education accepted our 1998 document for publication. It will be cited under the abstract journal, Resources in Education. The title is "Monograph of Collected Papers from the 24th Annual Conference of the Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing" compiled by Susan Easterbrooks. Although the specific reference number is not available at this time, this information should be accessible by the end of January.

We will continue to submit our conference documents to ERIC. Please refer to the instructions included in your 1999 ACE-DHH presentation acknowledgement letter for this year’s article preparation and timeline.

Submitted by Karen Dilka.

 Our Keynote Speaker:

Robert D. Panara


Treasurer’s Report

ACE-DHH has two accounts at the present time. The following activity has been posted since the last treasurer’s report:

Certificate of Deposit $ 3,448.18
Interest to date 38.59
Current balance as of 12/5/98 $ 3,486.77
This account is currently paying 4.41% interest but interest varies with the market.

Money Market Account

Balance of MMA as of 10/98 $ 8,608.14


1998 Conference Account

(includes membership/registration fees/collected papers/etc.) $ 7,652.48
Late regs./membership $ 300.00
Membership fees $ 560.00
Interest to date $ 141.55

CED Travel Expenses
for Mary Compton $ 700.00

Balance of MMA
as of 12/15/98 $ 16,562.17

Items that need to be discussed at the next Executive Board Meeting:

Respectfully submitted,

Debbie Haydon

A New Look

Roundtables will be a new feature of the conference program. You are invited to join a discussion about one of the subject areas in our teacher education curriculum. The purpose is to share ideas, problems, models, issues, dilemmas, and strategies. The Roundtables will be scheduled for 90 minutes, on two days so that you can attend more than one. Each Roundtable will have a facilitator, who is counting on you to bring materials to share with the group.

Roundtable Facilitator
Intro. to Deaf Studies Neita Israelite
Speech Barbara Hecht
Audiology Karen Dilka
Language Shirin Antia
Literacy Barbara Schirmer
Curriculum Bill Brelje
Supervision Frieda Hammermeister
(includes field experiences, practicum, student teaching)

Please bring your syllabi, special projects, and educational resources.

If you have any questions or suggestions for the Roundtable discussions, please contact Barbara Schirmer (330) 672-2294;;

Kent State University
405 White Hall

Kent, OH 44242


A Word about our Preconference Speaker

Barbara Wolfe

Barbara Wolfe teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where she is an assistant professor in Special Education. Prior to her move to Minnesota, she taught for four years at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dr. Wolfe also worked for the Portage Project, a national demonstration and outreach project for 15 years where she developed and provided in-service education for educators throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.

Barbara completed her doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin with a combined emphasis in Special Education and Adult Education. She continues to be intrigued by the field of adult education and its application to college teaching – she currently provides in-services for faculty across the country who are exploring their own teaching styles, techniques and interactions. She served on the advisory board of the Midwest Faculty Institute for three years and is involved in an on-going basis with the SCRIPT Faculty Institute affiliated with the University of North Carolina. On a personal level, she is an avid reader, craftsperson, Northwoods lover, shopper, traveler, and Packer fan.

I hope you all will take advantage of this dynamic speaker and attend our preconference workshop!

The Dance of Teaching:

"Steps" to Effective Instruction


The registration form is included in this newsletter. Please send it in early so we can establish a head count for handouts and materials.

Submitted by Karen Dilka.

CED Update

By Judy Egelston-Dodd

Yes! It’s true: CED will meet in Rochester, New York, just prior to the ACE-DHH conference. The CED Executive Board meeting is Thursday, February 25, 1999 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Standards Committee will meet on Thursday and Friday, February 25 & 26.

The July 12 Minutes (San Antonio, TX) aren’t available yet, but the meeting last year in Tucson covered the following items:

Fontbonne College
University of Montevalo
San Francisco State University
Incarnate Word – the College

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

University of Arkansas (Little Rock)



Vote and mail your ballot to Barbara Strassman by Feb. 12th.

Send your membership/renewal form and dues to Debbie Haydon.

Mail in your registration form for the conference and tour form to Gerald Bateman by Feb. 5.

Mail your preconference registration form to Karen Dilka.


Uploaded By: Stacy Moors/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major