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Mentoring Trends and the Practicum Process

Jessica Bentley-Sassaman Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Rebecca F. Minor The Community College of Baltimore County Abstract This paper discusses current, ongoing research about the mentoring relationship and practicum structure across interpreter training programs in the United States. The first phase of this study was conducted as a small-scale pilot study involving surveys and focus groups […]

Social Justice in Interpreting Education: An Infusion Model

Dave J. Coyne[1] University of Louisville Joseph Hill[2] Rochester Institute of Technology Abstract This paper presents a social justice online module designed by Dr. Dave Coyne and Dr. Joseph Hill which is hosted by the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Center (NCIEC). The social justice module is organized into five sections that include both resources […]

Learning and Internalizing Ethical Practices in Students: Advancing a Student Code of Professional Conduct

Danielle Ivy Joan Hunt[1] and Brenda Nicodemus[2] Gallaudet University Abstract This paper revisits the roles and responsibilities of interpreter education programs to guide students into ethical practice as professional ASL-English interpreters. We discuss how the Gallaudet University Department of Interpretation and Translation drew on the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) to create a Student […]

Mock Interpreting in the Classroom

Annette Miner[1], Ann Pattenaude, Liz Donovan, Anita Nelson, Teresa Edwards, Clint Behunin, Teddi vonPingel, Holly Nelson, Samond Bishara, Carolyn Ball VRS Interpreting Institute Abstract Situating the learning of interpreting students in the context of real world experience provides exposure to authentic decision-making opportunities that are more realistic than educators can typically arrange in the classroom. […]

An Introduction to Grit of CIT Conference Attendees

Jamie L. McCartney[1] Kent State University Abstract This article reports on the responses to a survey given during a workshop at the 2016 CIT conference. This survey centered on grit as presented by Duckworth, Peterson, Matthews, and Kelly (2007). They contend that grit is the amount of persistence people have to complete their goals, even […]

Collaboration in Learning: Situating Student Learning in Real World Contexts

Annette Miner[1] Gallaudet University Abstract This paper provides a rationale for incorporating situated learning experiences into interpreter education. Educational theorists contend that learning is not easily transferred from the classroom to real world contexts. Rather, authentic, context-based activity is required. For meaningful understanding, they suggest that learners must experience the (a) social interactions, (b) tools, […]

Using a Career Lattice to Chart a Path to Competency in Healthcare Interpreting

Laurie Swabey, Richard Laurion, Carol Patrie, Rosa Ramirez CATIE Center at St. Catherine University Abstract In 2008 the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) conducted a national needs assessment survey asking Deaf people about their healthcare needs and experiences. Deaf people identified healthcare as the most important setting to have an interpreter (NIEC, 2008, […]