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NTID — From Dream to Reality

NTID — From Dream to Reality
NTID — From Dream to Reality
NTID — From Dream to Reality
NTID — From Dream to Reality

Two professors - one deaf and one hearing - trace the long struggle to establish a much-needed technical college for deaf people in their book, From Dream to Reality: The National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Authors Harry Lang and Karen Conner both teach at RIT/NTID.

Through text and hundreds of photos, Lang and Conner uncover a rich history, describing the evolution of the college from the first charter class in 1968 to its current high-tech environment.

 


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Two professors - one deaf and one hearing - trace the long struggle to establish a much-needed technical college for deaf people in their book, From Dream to Reality: The National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Authors Harry Lang and Karen Conner both teach at RIT/NTID.

Through text and hundreds of photos, Lang and Conner uncover a rich history, describing the evolution of the college from the first charter class in 1968 to its current high-tech environment.

 

Details

Publisher: NTID (01/2001)
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 164
Illustrations: 154 (Black and white)
Size: 8.75 x 11.25"
Shipping Weight: 1.8lb
Find this book at RIT Libraries

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements – vii

Introduction – ix

“NTID” – xi

 

Chapter 1. The Dream – 1

            Industrial Education – 2

            The Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Association – 2

            Educators of Deaf Students Propose a Technical School – 4

            Deaf Community Support – 5

            Evolving Efforts – 8

            Peterson’s Dream – 10

            Rochester Institute of Technology – 12

 

Chapter 2. The NTID Act of 1965 – 15

            The NTID Bill – 16

            President Johnson Signs the Bill – 20

           

Chapter 3. Preparing the Way – 23

            Advisory Board Established – 23

The Search for a Site - 28

            RIT Selected as NTID’s Host Institution – 31

 

Chapter 4. Uncharted Territory – 35

            NTID’s Original Mission – 35

            NTID’s First Staff – 37

            Preparing for the Charter Class – 40

 

Chapter 5. The Grand Experiment Begins: 1968-1978 – 45

            The Charter Class Arrives – 45

            The Vestibule Program – 48

            NTID’s First Technical Education Programs – 50

            Designing NTID’s First Curriculum – 51

            Technical Education Programs at NTID – 53

            General Education – 56

            Technology in the Early Years – 58

            Creative Collaborations – 60

            The Need for Research – 62

            Key Research Efforts – 63

            Dedication – 64

            Employment of NTID Graduates – 67

            Training and Development – 68

            Communication Skills Development – 68

            Interpreting Services – 69

            10th Anniversary Celebration – 70

            Reflections – 71

 

Chapter 6. New Horizons: 1978-1988 – 75

            Revising the Curriculum to Accommodate Changes in the Job Market – 78

            Improvising Technical Education Offerings – 78

            General Education Changes – 80

            A New Wave of Technology – 81

            Providing Support Through Research and Development – 82

            Outreach Programs – 83

            Increasing the Number of Cross-Registered Students at RIT – 85

            The Challenge of Accommodating Rubella Students – 87

            Faculty and Staff Development – 88

            Developing Stronger National and International Relationships – 90

            Celebrating 20 Years – 91

            Reflections – 92

 

Chapter 7. Shaping the Future: 1988-1998 - 95

            Preparation for the 21st Century – 96

            New Centers Established – 98

            Going High Tech – 106

            Changing of the Guard – 108

 

Chapter 8. The Empowerment of Deaf People – 113

            Ties to the Deaf Community – 113

            The Gallaudet University Protest – 115

            NTID Students Empowered – 116

            Empowerment for Access – 118

            Empowerment Through Leadership – 118

            Leadership in NTID’s Administration – 120

            Robert R. Davila – NTID’s First Deaf Vice President – 121

            T. Alan Hurwitz – NTID’s First Deaf Dean – 122

 

Afterword: Looking to the Future – 125

Timelines – 132

Bibliography – 140

Index - 142

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