Simulation of Visual Challenges Faculty Development. A phrase I’ve long considered rather odd and incongruous. Maybe it’s because I’ve been emotionally damaged by the words of one of my ID professors in grad school. He told me that faculty (in his world) hate the term “faculty development” because they are already developed. They don’t need … [Read more…]
[I revised this piece quite a bit and it is published at EdContexts: http://edcontexts.org/diversity/theres-a-place-for-us/] In late 1999, I relocated to the USA and have had much adventure navigating cross-cultural zones of change. As a Singaporean Chinese, I am often perceived as someone from the Republic of China, which is not a problem or a bad thing … [Read more…]
Open House & Research Update, Syracuse University, May 8, 2014. Short subtitles are included. A more detailed description of the slides in the video in GoogleDoc A more detailed description of the slides in the video in PDF [Right-click to open document in new tab on browser] Sometimes, a somewhat ordinary remark dwells longer than … [Read more…]
In mid February 2012, I founded ‘Cuse ASL Club with an enthusiastic co-organizer, Corinne Sartori, a Hard-of-Hearing iSchool freshman. I can now say that I’ve happily passed the torch over to Corinne to lead the club as I prepare to finish off my graduate program. Milestones though, there were several: Club launch poster I created … [Read more…]
ASL Music Video: Who Says by Selena Gomez from Rosa Lee Timm on Vimeo. What a cheerful song by Selena Gomez! It sends a great message about embracing yourself for all you are. Beautifully signed. Spread the cheer!
Though my signing has improved, the flying hands at DC@PB by some people were too fast for me. I think being the only hearie, other than the little boy present, they were in THEIR world. No complaints because it helps me to understand what it is like for deaf people to be in a hearing … [Read more…]
One thing I find some students tend to not do is to venture beyond their disciplines or universities to work with other people. One of the oft-studied components to foster creative thinking and outcomes is multiculturalism, sometimes variously studied under terms like heterogeneity, interdisciplinarity or multiple perspectives. My diss. chair herself recognized that I’m a … [Read more…]