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Thomastine Sarchet

Assistant Dean ALANA Academic Outreach, Access and Success

Center for International Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-6685
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Bldg 50C, Room A-290 52 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623

Thomastine Sarchet

Assistant Dean ALANA Academic Outreach, Access and Success

Center for International Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

Ed.D., University of Rochester; BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-6685

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Journal Paper
Trussell, Jessica, Thomastine Sarchet, and Dawn Walton. "Reading and Writing Instruction for Academically At-Risk Deaf and Hard of Hearing First-year College Students." Community College Review. (2020): 1-34. Print.
Marschark, M., et al. "Print Exposure, Reading Habits, and Reading Achievement Among Deaf and Hearing College Students." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 17. 1 (2012): 61-74. Print.

Currently Teaching

MSSE-702
3 Credits
This course focuses upon knowledge and understanding of existing diversities within the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities, and ways in which teaching can most effectively meet the needs and interests of these students for effective learning. Readings and discussions will explore the educational needs of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students with variations of experience related to culture, race/ethnicity, language, educational and socio-economic backgrounds and settings, communication skills, and learning styles. These concepts will be applied to effective teaching and curriculum development.
MSSE-785
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to research and inquiry in education. The course includes the evaluation of selected Deaf education research studies, including methodologies, data collection and analyses, and implications of the studies to teaching and learning. Action research in the classroom is examined in depth. Students will prepare a review of literature and an action research plan related to a specific curriculum topic or problem in the learning/teaching of their content areas. The focus of the course is upon the student as a consumer rather than a practitioner of research, however the student will exit the course with basic practitioner knowledge, especially in the area of teacher research.

In the News

  • October 19, 2021

    Filipino deaf students interact with storybooks using a specially designed learning platform.

    RIT/NTID project hopes to reduce global deaf literacy gap

    Early childhood development professionals often face challenges when teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to read. A new project spearheaded by NTID is hoping to effectively bring literacy education to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.

  • October 30, 2020

    headshots of four faculty members.

    RIT/NTID announces personnel changes to support antiracism programs

    NTID has announced personnel changes in support of the college’s Antiracism and Social Justice Plan, which is scheduled for release this fall. Alesia Allen has been named assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion; Joseph Hill will serve as assistant dean for ALANA faculty recruitment and retention; Thomastine “Tommie” Sarchet-Maher is assistant dean of ALANA Outreach, Access, and Success; and Peter Hauser has been named assistant dean of research mentoring.