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Faculty and Staff Sign Language Education

Provost Summer Intensive American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Experience

Sponsored by the Provost, this is an all day, two week course providing participants with basic instruction in American Sign Language (ASL) and an introduction to Deaf culture. It is designed for faculty and staff with no or minimal knowledge and skills in American Sign Language and/or Deaf Culture. It is open to faculty and staff who represent various academic and non-academic areas of RIT, with the exception of the College of NTID.

All course materials and lunches will be provided, and there will be on-campus and off-campus ASL-only field trips. The course runs from June 1-12.

Those interested should email Nancy Starr at  Deadline for applications is May 1.


The Faculty and Staff Sign Language program (FSSL) offers ASL classes during fall and spring semesters, with special sessions during intercession and summer session.

The Faculty and Staff Sign Language (FSSL) program schedule is now posted. We hope this will facilitate the design of communication plans for everyone. If you are interested in registering for FSSL courses for the coming semester, please register now.


Facilitator Information: 

For detailed course listings, or consultation on the right courses, contact Nancy Starr,, or VP 563-1249.

If you require interpreting services, please contact as soon as possible.