Welcome current TASL students!

This is a resource page for all TASL cohorts to access important documents, updated Program information, student highlights, and summer logistics!

For any additional Program related questions, please visit our TASL F.A.Q. page or contact Dr. Barbara Garrett - barbara.garrett@unco.edu

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  • Next Steps

     You are now a graduate student in the TASL program! Congratulations!

    Follow the steps below:

    Activating Student Records

    1. Sign into your account via http://ursa.unco.edu

    2. As a new UNC student, follow the directions on the right side of the page, select "Account Activation."

    3. Note, be sure to remove the pop-up blocker in order to access URSA.

    The next step is to complete the required online registration registering for your summer courses:

    Online Orientation

    All TASL students must complete the online orientation prior to beginning their first semester.

    1. Registering for orientation will occur via your URSA account.

    2. You will register for summer term and will be provided the CRN number by your advisor.

    3. There is a $100 fee for the course.

    This online orientation provides students the necessary aspects of the online learning system – Canvas, how to register for summer classes, and meet the rest of your classmates within your cohort.

    Course Registration

    Once your URSA student account is set up you will be able to register for classes.

    1. Find the necessary information for your classes at the Extended Campus (EC) TASL Current Student website. Select the appropriate semester and locate the Course Registration Number (CRN) needed for registration. Please note your plan of study. Courses must be taken in sequence. Any questions regarding your courses must be addressed to your advisor.

    2. Sign into your URSA account. Locate the top tab labeled “Student.” Click “Register, Add or Drop” Classes.

    3. Select the registration term.

    4. Input the CRNs at the bottom of the page and click “Accept/Submit”

    5. If needed, you can select “Class Search” and locate TASL in the options. Select “Course Search,” to see the list of classes offered. Only select the courses for which you were advised to register. 

  • 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


    The following links provide degree requirements and course descriptions:

    Teaching ASL M.A.

    Teaching ASL M.A.: Licensure: World Language (Grade K-12)

  • Course of Study

    The following is the course of study for all TASL students. Please note that classes must be taken in sequence unless otherwise advised by your advisor. 

    Courses marked with ** are only required for those taking the Licensure: World Languages (Grades K-12) program.

    Summer 1

    Online Orientation – 2 weeks in May-early June

    TASL 502 ASL Teaching Methods (3)

    TASL 505 Teaching Deaf Community, Culture, and ASL Literature (3)

    EDFE 125 Application for Graduate Licensure Admission to PTEP (0) **

    EDF 500 Conceptions of Schooling (3) **

    Fall 1

    TASL 501 First and Second Language Acquisition in ASL (3)

    TASL 503 ASL Assessment and Testing (3)

    PSY 500 Educational Psychology for Teachers (3) **

    Spring 1

    SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

    TASL 593 Practicum for ASL Teaching I (3)

    EDRD 523 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3) **

    Summer 2

    TASL 504 ASL Curriculum Development and Design (3)

    TASL 506 Contemporary Professional Issues in Teaching ASL (3)

    EDSE 509 Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities (3) **

    Fall 2

    TASL 507 ASL Research Methods (3)

    TASL 594 Practicum for ASL Teaching II (3)

    To monitor your progress, locate grades on your college transcript, and determine if graduation requirements are met, you are encouraged to check Degree Works, located in your URSA account each semester.

  • Extended Campus

     On the Extended Campus website, TASL cohorts can locate the CRN numbers of classes and sample syllabi. Please note the updated final version of the syllabus will be located in the Canvas class.

    TASL Cohort 3

    TASL Cohort 4

  • Practicum Resources



    TASL 593 Practicum I

    The most updated documents will be located in your Canvas class.

    • Practicum I Syllabus (coming soon)
    • F.A.Q. about Practicum I (coming soon)
     TASL 594 Practicum II

    The most updated documents will be located in your Canvas class.

    • Practicum II Syllabus (coming soon)
    • F.A.Q. about Practicum II (coming soon)

    Fillable Forms


  •  Guidelines for Written Assignments

     The following guidelines should be followed for all written assignments submitted in your online classes, unless otherwise indicated in the activity or assignment.

    You can help your Instructor and help yourself by paying attention to these guidelines, which make it much easier to review your work.

    Creating your assignment:

    • Create your assignment in a document either in MS Word or Rich Text Format (RTF).  Documents submitted in a format other than this (such as MS Works) will not be graded.
    • All assignments require your name, the date, the course, the assignment number, and the section (if applicable) at the top of your document.
    • Your Instructor’s critique will be uploaded to the gradebook in your Canvas class. 


    Follow these general rules for formatting your paper, unless otherwise indicated in the specific assignment:

  • Need Help?


    I have questions about course content, activities, assignments, problems with your coursework or inability to complete assignments...

    1. Your instructor
    Your instructor should be the first person you contact!

    2. Program Coordinator
    In the event that you do not get a timely and satisfactory response from your instructor, you may contact Program Coordinator. At this time, please contact Dr. Barbara Garrett - barbara.garrett@unco.edu

    I need to...

    Update contact information

    Locate final grades

    See progress in degree plan

    Register for classes

    Pay bills

    URSA Online - http://ursa.unco.edu


     I did not receive all course materials

     Contact the UNC Book Store or the vendor from who you purchased materials.

     I cannot login to Canvas or Ursa

     Technical Support Center - 970-351-4357 or help@unco.edu

    UNC Canvas Support Resource site: www.unco.edu/canvas and click on the various links. There are tutorials that will help you learn and understand more about online instruction.

 Graduate Highlight

Congratulations to our 2017 ASL & Interpreting Studies Department graduates from our Teaching ASL MA Program, as well as our ASL-English Interpretation BA Program. We are proud of your academic accomplishments!


Kelly Leeper - Cohort 1

Congratulations Ms. Kelly Leeper, TASL graduate from 2015 and ASL teacher, for being recognized as Windermere High School's very first Teacher of the Year! We are proud of you, Kelly, and are celebrating your success!

TASL 2018 Summer Session Information & Resources

May 14 - June 1 - Online Orientation (Required for Cohort 5)

June 6 - June 20 - Online

June 25 - Onsite Orientation (Required for All)

June 25 - July 20 - 4-week Onsite Session

July 23 - August 3 - Online (Wrap Up Assignments)

In March, all TASL students will receive an email about the finalized logistics package below...stay tuned!

  • Arrival to Greeley, CO

    You should plan on arriving and settling on Greeley campus no later than noon, June 24th.



    You will fly into Denver International Airport (DIA).

    Greeley is about an hour northeast of the airport.

    You are responsible for your own transportation to get to the UNC Campus (Greeley), there are various shuttle companies available. Greeley Shuttle is an available service from the airport to the UNC Campus (Greeley).

    Driving directions, campus maps, and virtual tours are available if you are driving to summer session. 

    All parking areas on the UNC campus require an official UNC parking permit. Parking is included in the housing package.
    Your permit will be handed out during housing check-in at North Hall.

    If you are staying off campus, you can pre-order a parking pass for the month or purchase a daily permit from kiosks with rates starting at 30 minutes up to 24 hours.

    Additional information about parking can be accessed online.

    Public transportation is free for students and staff with a valid UNC ID.

    Campus Bike Program: UNC’s Department of Campus Recreation has a free campus bike program. Through this program, you can borrow a bike for free with your student ID for a week at a time.

    With-In Walking Distance:

    • Classrooms: approx. 1-block from North Hall
    • Grocery Store: King Soopers (local grocery store chain) – 3 blocks from campus
    • Houseware: Big Lots
    • Food: a number of fast food chains, coffee shop, and convenience stores – on and off campus
  • Living Arrangements - UNC North Hall

    The Department of ASL and Interpreting Studies has arranged for students and staff to stay in North Hall, on campus, while in Greeley. You are not required to stay in North Hall, but are responsible for any other off campus living arrangements.

    The Department of ASL and Interpreting Studies has arranged a flat rate for a thirty-day stay in North Hall in summer 2017 – $1,011.25 per person for Saturday, June 24 through Sunday, July 23, 2017. Summer 2018 costs will be posted soon.

    • This flat rate is the most economical plan.
    • Taxes are excluded.
    • Note: If you leave summer session for whatever reason prior to finishing your coursework, you will be responsible to pay rate for the nights the room was occupied in North Hall. Currently, the rate is $52.00 per night.


    North Hall suites typically have two bedrooms (each with two twin beds), a shared bathroom, and a shared living room area. You will share a suite with one other person. This means you will have your own bedroom, but will share a bathroom and living room area with your suite mate. UNC Conference Services will assign you a suite mate from the TASL program unless otherwise noted on your reservation.

    The UNC Conference Services office will assign you a suite mate from the TASL program unless otherwise noted on your reservation.

    All rooms are air-conditioned, equipped with flashing fire/smoke alarms, and come with your basic furniture.

    North Hall has full kitchens on each wing that are available for everyone on that floor to use. There will be some pans and cooking utensils available in the kitchens, but you will need to provide your own kitchenware (plates, cups, eating utensils, etc.)

    North Hall offers free laundry facilities on each wing. Please bring your own high efficiency laundry soap.

    North Hall is within a block of your classrooms.

    Register for North Hall

    Registration link will be updated for the summer 2018 year soon!


    Each of you must register online for your own room through the UNC Conference Services.

    New Students: You will need to create a user name and password.

    • After creating a log-in, IRIS registration will send you an email asking you to confirm your account prior to proceeding.

    Returning students, please use the code: unco-TASL

     Payment Plan Option: UNC has a payment plan that allows you to make two payments. You will find the details on the registration link. The final payment must be no later than June 18th.

    A microwave/fridge unit – indicate your request, if desired ($45.00/month). Request must be made now, and the option of renting one is not available once you arrive on campus.

    Check In: North Hall will be open for check-in after _____ am on Saturday, _________. You should plan to arrive on campus no later than noon, Sunday, _________.

    Check Out: You can check out of the Residence Hall any time after your final class on __________. Everyone must be checked out no later than noon on Sunday, ____________.

      • Keep in mind when you are making your departure flight plans that you should arrive to Denver International Airport at least two hours prior to your time of departure flight and it takes approximately 1-1.5 hours in traffic to arrive to the airport from Greeley.

    Staying Additional Days: If you would like to arrive earlier or stay later than the designated dates, you must make other accommodation arrangements if the dates are outside of the summer 2017 scheduled dates: June ___-July ___. Contact _____ ____________.

    You have the option of renting a microwave/fridge unit for your use – $45.00. The microfridge must be reserved in advance during registration. There will not be an option to rent one after your arrival on campus.

    North Hall provides you with bed linens, a blanket and pillow, a towel and washcloth, small hand soap, one roll of toilet paper, and a cup.

    An iron and ironing board are available for checkout from the North Hall front desk.

    A vacuum is available for checkout from the North Hall front desk.

    Laundry: You will need high-efficiency laundry soap

    Kitchen: You will need kitchenware (plates, cups, eating utensils, etc.)


        • Hangers are not provided
        • There are overhead lights in the suites, but you may prefer additional table lighting
        • North Hall does not provide televisions in the suites; there are lounge areas on each floor with big screen televisions for floor use.

    Internet: North Hall has wireless internet; however, you need to bring an Ethernet cord as efficient uploads of videos require direct internet access.

        • At check in, North Hall front desk will provide instructions on how to connect to the Internet. If issues arise, there will be a UNC IT person available on __________________________ to troubleshoot issues.
        • UNC IT Help Desk can support any issues during your stay on campus.

    Food: You have the option of using the floor kitchen to prepare meals for yourself or you can purchase meals on an individual basis at Holmes Dining Hall.

    UNC Dining Services

    • Be sure to note summer business hours and dates the various dining halls and retail locations are open.
    • If you purchase a meal plan, it will be loaded onto your UNC ID card and should be ready when you arrive on campus. There are no refunds, so buy only what you need.
    • Cash prices are available, if you do not wish to purchase a meal plan.

    Mail: If you would like to send packages ahead of time and have them delivered to North Hall send them to:

    UPDATED address coming soon!

    If you are staying in North Hall, you may receive mail. Be advised that all summer mail is sent to one UNC conferencing site and from there delivered to the various Residence Halls. This means:

    A) you need the right address on your label (below), and

    b) you should allow a little more time for delivery.

    The address label should read:

    _______________(your name)
    Conference: Department of ASL and Interpreting Studies
    Hansen Willis Hall
    1929 10th Avenue
    Greeley, CO 80631-5522

    Be advised: Do not send medication, do not send valuables. The Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies is not responsible for any mail that arrives on the UNC campus. Any questions or concerns related to mail must be addressed with the North Hall Front Desk representative.

    TASL Program Rules

    No pets are allowed in the ASLIS-reserved North Hall rooms; however, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, service animals are allowed in North Hall. You must notify Conference Services at (970) 351-2010 if you plan to bring a service animal.

    Children and other family members are not allowed to stay on the Residence Hall floor(s) that is reserved for TASL students.

    Students are not allowed on the North Hall TASL and ASLEI staff floor.

    Any damage to your Residence Hall room, furnishings, and other contents is your responsibility (normal wear and tear is not considered “damage” to the room).

    If you do not have homeowner’s insurance, consider purchasing renter’s insurance if your personal property is a concern to you (computer, expensive jewelry, etc.)

    UNC smoking, drug, and alcohol policies are strictly enforced.

    Please read more about UNC student policies.

    Information about North Hall (including floor plans) -

    Registration for Housing Conference Services
    (970) 351-2010

    Dining Services
    (970) 351-2652

    Financial Aid
    (970) 351-2502

    Bursar's Office
    Student Billing
    (970) 351-2201

    (970) 351-2231

    Program Concerns
     TASL - Dr. Barbara Garrett - barbara.garrett@unco.edu

  • UNC Student ID Card

    UNC student photo ID cards are initially free to UNC students.  However, replacement cards are $15.00 and can be requested at the UNC Card Office in the University Center. If you are a new student it is recommended that you create your UNC ID card when registering for your room. That way you will receive your UNC ID card when you check in to North Hall if you follow the steps below. 

    To Create Your UNC ID Card:

    Go to the above registration link and there will be an option for you to submit your ID information. You will then pick up your ID card at the North Hall front desk when you get to Greeley. Or, upon arrival on campus, you can get your student ID card on the second floor of the University Center.

    Critical Reminder: All returning students and staff members need to remember to bring your ID card, or you will be charged to replace it since it functions as your room key and meal pass during the summer.

  • Health and Recreation

    UNC Health Center

    Students and staff using the services of the UNC Health Center will need to provide their UNC Bear Number, Driver's License, and Insurance Card with the policy holder's date of birth.

    Counseling Services

    Campus Recreation Center

    TASL students and staff who are staying on campus may purchase a pass to the UNC Recreation Center Facilities, which include an indoor pool and fitness center, for $10 per week. Please visit the Campus Recreation Center upon arrival to campus to purchase access.

    TASL students and staff who are staying off campus can purchase a daily pass for $5 per visit. 

  • TASL Instructional Information

    The summer session always involves a lot of work condensed into a short period of time.  Each of you will be taking 6-7 credits this summer!  Our goal is to limit your time away from your home and family, while still providing you with the academic foundation you need to successfully complete your program.   

    Communication: Everyone, in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, are reminded to use American Sign Language in public and common areas. If you have a need to use spoken English, please find a private area.

    Attire: The TASL Program wants to foster our recognition as working professionals. Dressing according to the professional status we seek will let those with whom we have contact know how seriously we approach our teaching and learning, as well as how we are preparing for our future work.

    • Business-casual attire is expected in the classroom for both students and staff members.
    • Shorts, jeans, beach sandals/flip-flops, and other such casual wear is not acceptable in classes or scheduled meetings.
    • Remember, this is a college campus that will require walking from point to point, so be sure to have comfortable walking shoes.
    • Colorado weather can change quickly and classrooms are often cool. Layers are suggested.

    Roadmap/Syllabus: To prepare for your summer classes, bookmark this site.

    The final version of the Roadmap/Syllabus will be in your online Canvas classes.  ALWAYS use the version from your Canvas classes as there may have been editing changes from the time they were posted on the Extended Campus website and when they posted in Canvas.

    Once you have accessed the Roadmap/Syllabus on the website, go to the Required Materials page of each Roadmap/Syllabus.  You will find a list of all required materials. 

    Be sure to bring all your summer instructional materials to campus!

    If you need to order materials, you may do so at your favorite site or use the campus book store: The UNC Book Store.   All items may not be available to order right away so be sure to check back as needed. 

    NOTE:  You may want to allow room in your suitcase or make appropriate arrangements to take additional materials home with you.

    Schedules: Although the start and end dates and times vary according to contact hour requirements, you will essentially be in classes for 6-7 hours a day. 

    Homework: In addition to what appears on the schedule, you will have homework each night that will require your time and attention.  There will also be major assignments that will require weekend work. 

    Updated summer 2018 class sequences will be posted soon!

    TASL Cohort 4
    TASL Cohort 5
    Finalized logistics will be available in March

    May 14-June 1

    New Student Orientation

    (Required for Cohort 5)


    Reserve your room in North Hall

    Deadline -

     June 6-20

    Summer Session - Online


    Last day to submit full room payment

     June 23-24

    North Hall check in

    Please arrive by about noon on June 24th

     June 25

    Summer student orientation

    (Required for All Students)

     June 26

    Summer Session - On campus

    12:30 classes begin

     June 26-July 20

    Summer Session - On campus


    INTR 103 Grand Presentations

    *TASL students  are encouraged to attend in support of ASL VII students!

     July 20

    Classes end!

     July 20-22

    Check out of North Hall

    Have a safe trip home!

     July 23-Aug 3

     Online - Wrap Up Assignments

    Tips and Technical Requirements for UNC TASL Students

    Don't forget: Computer and necessary accessories, such as a power cord, Ethernet cable, webcam, and a means for DVD playback (internal or external DVD player).


    If you are planning to print using UNC printers on campus, North Hall has a printer at the front desk. In addition, printers will be available in the following common labs, but with limited hours:

    You are provided $8.00 per year in your Pharos printing account and can be utilized at any of the UC Computer labs.

    Technical Support:

    A UNC I.T. person will be available on Monday, June 27th after orientation, to trouble shoot connection issues online.

    UNC Help Desk will also be available for support.

    Dr. Barbara Garrett


    ASLIS Department



    Dr. Leilani Johnson


    ASLEI Program



    Emily Girardin


    Marketing & Enrollment Coordinator

    LaNae Phillips


    Instructional Coordinator

    Sherry Schriver


    Resource & Logistics Assistant