Can I Have Your ASL Syllabus?
“Can I have your ASL syllabus?” is one of the most commonly asked questions among new ASL instructors and even experienced instructors. If not the syllabus, they certainly want to know what curriculum instructors are using, the evaluation method, the number of Deaf events, the attendance policy, the exam format (expressive vs. receptive), and so forth. This presentation will look at a collection of ASL I syllabus from 20+ post-secondary institutions, analyzing their similarities and differences while highlighting innovative practices in the classroom. The presentation will then challenge our tendency or perhaps desire to “borrow” someone’s syllabus and to create a brand-new syllabus from scratch.
Greta has a B.A. in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, a M.S. in Secondary Education from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. She currently teaches ASL at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She has over 15 years of teaching ASL experience.