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Professional development opportunity - AHEAD 2020 conference

Through a partnership with AHEAD, DeafTEC (a National Science Foundation project hosted at Rochester Institute of Technology) is excited to announce an opportunity for disability resource staff and STEM faculty colleagues from community colleges to attend the 2020 AHEAD conference in Palm Desert on July 20-25, 2020.

At this year’s AHEAD conference, STEM faculty and disability resource personnel from up to 20 community colleges will be selected to participate in the conference. Each team will consist of a STEM faculty member and a staff member from the disability resource office. Each team member will receive a $1,650 travel stipend. Teams will be required to attend a pre-conference meeting on Tuesday, July 21 and a post-conference meeting on Saturday, July 25.

Team members will learn about challenges that they face in working with students with disabilities and how collaboration can help address issues that arise. Team members will be encouraged to share their experiences at the conference, what they learned, and how it will impact their teaching and support of students with disabilities, particularly deaf and hard of hearing students and student veterans with hearing loss.

How to apply

  • Submit ateam application by December 15, 2019 deadline extended to January 31, 2020
  • Selected teams will be notified in mid-February
  • Priority will be given to teams from NSF ATE centers and projects

About the AHEAD conference

Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education Conference

July 20-24, 2020

The 43rd Annual Conference of the

Association on Higher Education and Disability

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa – Palm Springs, CA

More information about this opportunity and how to apply can be found at

The DeafTEC Resource Center is supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. 1902474.