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Sara Schley

Research Faculty

MS in Secondary Education Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-7981
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Sara Schley

Research Faculty

MS in Secondary Education Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BA, Reed College; MA, Northeastern University; Ed.D., Harvard University

585-475-7981

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Journal Paper
Sara, Schley, and Marchetti, Carol. "Moving From Access to Inclusion by Making Communication a Priority." The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership, and Change 8. 2 (2022): 1-10. Web.
Schley, Sara, et al. "From Access to Inclusion: A Faculty Learning Community Curriculum." Journal of Faculty Development 35. 3 (2021): 44-50. Print.
Atkins, W. Scot, et al. "Centering the Deaf Experience: Student/Faculty Partnerships in Inclusive Pedagogy Development." Learning Communities Journal 13. (2021): 9-32. Print.
Schley, Sara and Carol E. Marchetti. "Pandemic Transformation of Teaching and Learning: Designing Pedagogy Using Your Pedagogical Pantry Rather than Established Recipes." Journal of Transformative Learning 8. 1 (2021): 29-35. Web.
Schley, Sara, Beth M. Duckles, and Borhane Blili-Hamelin. "Working Open: F2F/Online and Synchronous/Asynchronous Flexibility." Journal of Faculty Development 34. 3 (2020): 94-95. Print.
Jassal, Yasmine R., Stephanie W. Cawthon, and Sara Schley. "Student Observations of Postsecondary Classroom Instruction: Accessibility Challenges and Collaborative Feedback." Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal 13. 1 (2020): 79-99. Web.
Marchetti, Carol, et al. "Faculty Perspectives on Developing Strategies to Improve Access in Diverse Post-Secondary Classrooms." Learning Communities Journal. (2019): 32. Print.
Cawthon, Stephanie, Sara Schley, and S. Davidson. "Student Observation to Improve Access to Instruction in Postsecondary Education." Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disabilities. 107. (2019): 36. Print.
Schley, Sara and Jessica Trussell. "A Functional Approach to Classroom Needs for Deaf Students with Additional Disabilities." Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education.. (2019): 76-80. Print.
Schley, Sara, et al. "What About Me? Theorizing Power and Pushback in ADVANCING Marginalized Identities." Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change. 4. 1 (2019): 1-13. Print.
Lynn, M. A., et al. "Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Hearing Students In A Freshmen Biology Course: How the Development of Social Learning Styles and College Experiences Contribute To Success." Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities 29. 1 (2017): 173-201. Print.
Lynn, Matthew A., et al. "Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Hearing Students In A Freshmen Biology Course: How The Development of Social Learning Styles and College Experiences Contribute To Success." Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, special issue on research on individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. (2016): 1-29. Web.
Schrlau, Michael G, Robert J. Stevens, and Sara Schley. "Flipping Core Courses in the Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Curriculum: Heat Transfer." Advances in Engineering Education. Fall (2016): 1-27. Web.
Schley, Sara and Michael A. Stinson. "Collaborative Writing in the Post-Secondary Classroom: Online, In-Person and Synchronous Group Work with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Students." Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 29. 2 (2016): 1-38. Print.
Schley, Sara and Michael Stinson. "Meeting Classroom Needs of Diverse Learners: Collaborative Online Writing." National Technical Institute for the Deaf Research Bulletin 15. 1 (2012): 9-10. Web.
Schley, Sara, et al. "Effect of Postsecondary Education on the Economic Status of Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Journal of Deaf Education and Deaf Studies 16. (2011): 524-536. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Doux, Joseph Le, et al. "The Problem Solving Studio: May 2021 Faculty Professional Development Workshop." Engineering Unleashed. Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN). xxx, xxx. 25 May 2021. Guest Lecture.
Schley, Sara. "Going Beyond Compliance and Accommodations: Teaching Inclusively." Faculty Professional Development Workshop, Supported by the Title III Grant to Illinois College. Illinois College. Springfield, IL. 15 Jan. 2021. Guest Lecture.
Blaser, Brianna, Meg Ray, and Sara Schley. "Universal Design for Learning Expert Panel." Carnegie Mellon University Human Computer Interaction Institute Accessibility Seminar. CMU. Pittsburgh, PA. 4 Sep. 2020. Keynote Speech.
Helmke, Brian P., et al. "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Biomedical Engineering: Best Practices and Future Directions." American Society for Engineering Education. ASEE. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 25 Jun. 2020. Conference Presentation.
Schley, Sara and Donna Lang. "Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for Inclusion." ICED 2020 – International Congress on the Education of the Deaf. ICED. Brisbane, Australia. 5 Jul. 2020. Conference Presentation.
Schley, Sara, et al. "Access, Inclusion, Interaction, and Engagement between DHH and hearing participants in formal and informal learning environments." ICED 2020 – International Congress on the Education of the Deaf. ICED. Brisbane, Australia. 5 Jul. 2020. Conference Presentation.
Schley, Sara and Carol Marchetti. "Engaging Faculty in Designing Inclusive and Collaborative Classroom Strategies with Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Faculty Developers." ICED 2020: International Consortium for Educational Development. International Consortium for Educational Development. Zurich, Switzerland. 16 Jun. 2020. Conference Presentation.
Schley, Sara and Carol Marchetti. "Engaging Students in Faculty Development: Access and Inclusion Strategies." POD Network Annual Conference. POD Network. PIttsburgh, PA. 15 Nov. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Schley, Sara, et al. "Engaging Students in Faculty Development: Strategies to Increase Access and Inclusion." Diversity, Equity and Student Success Conference. American Association of Colleges and Universities. PIttsburgh, PA. 29 Mar. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Schley, Sara. "Identifying Postsecondary Classroom Challenges and Designing Inclusion and Collaboration Strategies." POD Network 2018. POD Network. Portland, OR. 15 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Schley, Sara. "Bridging the Gap Between Students and Faculty: Student Mentors and Improving Access and Inclusion." 20/20 Bridging the Gap. Saunders College of Business. Rochester, NY. 16 Feb. 2018. Address.
Lane-Outlaw, Susan, Susan Foster, and Sara Schley. "Changing Educational Landscapes: Emerging Educational Models in Deaf Education and Preparing Future Teachers of the Deaf." ACE-DHH Annual Meeting. ACE-DHH. Santa Fe, NM. 23 Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Schley, Sara, Susan Foster, and Susan Lane-Outlaw. "Changing Educational Landscapes: Emerging Educational Models in Deaf Education and Preparing Future Teachers of the Deaf." Association of College Educators--Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH). ACE-DHH. Jacksonville, FL:. 18 Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Invited Article/Publication
Schley, Sara. "Class-sourcing interaction: online agendas, notes, discussions." W. Mills (editor) Teaching Tips Collection 2021-2022, p. 40-41. (2021). Print.
Schley, Sara and Lissa Stapleton. "Lessons from Segregated Schools Can Help Make Today’s Classrooms More Inclusive." The Conversation (July 28, 2021). (2021). Web.
Schley, Sara. "Easy to Implement Strategies for Disabilities in the College Classroom." Faculty Focus. (2019). Web.
Published Conference Proceedings
Schley, Sara and Carol Marchetti. "Engaging Faculty in Designing Inclusive and Collaborative Classroom Strategies with Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Faculty Developers." Proceedings of the ICED 2020: International Consortium for Educational Development. Ed. Benno Volk, Pia Scherrer. Zurich, Switzerland: Educational Development and Technology (LET) unit at ETH Zurich, Web.
Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
Marchetti, Carol, Sara Schley, and Denise Kavin. "Pathways of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women Faculty to Careers in Higher Education." 19 Apr. 2019. TS - typescript (typed).
Cawthon, Stephanie, Sara Schley, and Yasmine Jassal. "Student Observations of Postsecondary Classroom Instruction." 7 Jul. 2019. TS - typescript (typed).
Sparkman, Torrence and Sara Schley. "Diversity and Inclusion in Postsecondary Classrooms." 4 Sep. 2019. TS - typescript (typed).
Schley, Sara. "Hendrick Hudson Board of Education v. Rowley." Jul. 2013. TS - typescript (typed).
Published Review
Schley, Sara. "Book Review." Rev. of Shifting the Dialogue, Shifting the Culture: Pathways to Successful Postsecondary Outcomes for Deaf Individuals, by Stephanie Cawthon and Carrie Lou Garberoglio. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 29 Mar. 2019: 318-318. Web.
Schley, Sara. "Reflections on Bilingual Parenting." Rev. of Bilingual Deaf and Hearing Families, eds. B Bodner-Johnson and B. S. Benedict. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, vol 19(3) 2014: 422. Print.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation or Conference Paper
Bowler, Dean and Sara Schley. "Faculty Strategies on Improving Access and Inclusion in Postsecondary Classrooms." Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium, RIT. Ed. n.a. Rochester, NY: n.p..
Invited Paper
Schley, Sara. "Easy to Implement Strategies for Disabilities in the College Classroom." Faculty Focus: Higher Ed Teaching Strategies from Magna Publications. (2019). Web.
Grants
(PI), S. Schley (2018-2022). Multimedia Materials and Access to Postsecondary Education: Exploration of Malleable Design Features for Students with Diverse Language and Communication Characteristics. Grant proposal submitted to IES, US Dept. of Education.
(coPI), S. Schley (2017-2020). Students with Disabilities and Pedagogical Practices of Teachers in 3 Regions of Haiti. Grant received/funded by PEER Cycle 6, USAID.
Sara, Schley, (2017-2021). Multimedia Technology in Authentic Postsecondary Contexts: Exploration of Malleable Instructional Design and Accommodation Factors for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Students. Grant proposal submitted to Postsecondary and Adult Education, Education Research Proposal, IES.
Schley, Sara (2016-2019). Collaborative Research: Accessible STEM Instruction with Deaf Students: Supporting Faculty in Pedagogical Exploration and Innovation. Grant proposal submitted to DUE-IUSE, NSF.
Schley, Sara (2016-2020). Multi-Channel Instructional Technology in Postsecondary Contexts: Implications for DHH students and Specific Learning Needs. Grant proposal submitted to IES, IES.
Book Chapter
Albertini, John and Sara Schley. "Writing: Characteristics, Instruction, and Assessment." The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education, Vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011. 130-144. Print.
Published Article
Schley, Sara, G.G Walter, R.R. Weathers II, J. Hammeter, J.C. Hennessey, and R.V. Burkhauser. “Effect of Postsecondary Education on the Economic Status of Persons who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.” NTID Research Bulletin, 14.1 (2010): 1-4. Web.
Formal Presentation
Schley, Sara. “Effect of Postsecondary Education on the Economic Status of Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.” National Science Foundation, REESE Program Principal Investigators Meeting. Arlington, VA. Mar. 2010. Presentation.

Currently Teaching

MSSE-701
3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to examine the psychological and social development of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in childhood and adolescence. The ways that family, school, and community affect the student's development, including effects on cognitive processes, identity formation, and peer relationships, are considered. Psychological and sociological perspectives on students' experience in general are used to provide a framework for understanding the development of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Educational implications of the theories and research presented are discussed.