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Julie Simon


by Jessica Bentley-Sassaman, Director of Membership

On April 23, 2013 the CIT Vision and Mission Statement in its final draft was emailed out to the membership requesting feedback and comments by May 6, 2013. The comments were collected and discussed by the board. Now it is time to vote on CIT’s new Vision and Mission Statement. As the comment period has ended this will be a vote to either accept or reject the mission statement. Please cast your vote by July 10, 2013. Thank you.

In order to promote the development of quality interpreters, CIT and its members:


CIT’s purpose is to encourage the preparation of interpreters who can effectively negotiate interpreted interactions within the wider society in which Deaf people live.  As such, one of our primary goals is to increase our students’ knowledge concerning the Deaf community, Deaf peoples’ linguistic rights and our role in the preservation of ASL. CIT seeks to accomplish its mission by fostering teaching practices and research that help educate compassionate, engaged professional interpreters who will exhibit cultural and linguistic fluency, sophisticated interactional competencies and who are sensitive to issues of privilege. We also seek to advance teaching practices that lead to a deepening of cross-cultural awareness and to guide students to interpreting practices that are based in the norms and values embraced by the Deaf community by providing arenas for the sharing of these ideas.