Agenda Item FA 13-31

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Undergraduate) - Childhood Education, Literacy & TESOL, Exceptional, Deaf & Interpreter Education

New Course, Course Changes, & Change of Programs of Study (2 packages)

09/05/13: Passed

09/13/13: Approved

Log Number: 201208-83

Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Early Childhood Education Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

We propose to remove EDG 4905 (Ind. Invest. and Study) from the minor and replace it with a permanent course, EEC 3xxx (Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers). EDG 4905 will have been successfully taught for 2 terms at the end of AY 2012-2013. As it is a required course in the approved minor in early childhood it needs to update to reflect a permanent offering. This is not a change in the previously approved minor. It is a change from an experimental course code to a state code. There is no change in curriculum or course offering, only a number change.  (Click here for the program of study)

 

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Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers (3 crs)

EEC

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

This course uses a relationship-based model as a framework for understanding how infants and toddlers grow and learn with the support of their families and teachers. The first section of the course sets the stage by focusing on early experiences, family relationships, theoretical perspectives, and why and how to observe and document children's interests, development, and behavior. The second section describes the remarkable development of children in the prenatal period and in the emotional, social, cognitive, language, and motor domains. The important concept of attachment is described including theories and emotional development. The third section of the course covers day-to-day responsive program planning, guidance, including children with special needs, and professionalism.

 

Log Number: 201301-25

Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education - Undergraduate  

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program                         
Bachelor of Science - ASL/English Interpreting
 Major

Summary of the Changes:
The Program of Study changes include removing two courses, adding two courses, and revising existing courses (titles, descriptions, and objectives) to align them more closely with accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) and to clarify to students the precise content included in a given course.

This APC package includes the following changes to the BS ASL/English Interpreting Program of Study:

1. Removal of two courses:

INT 4945 Interpreting Practicum I

INT 3300 Assessment Prep Performance

2. Addition of two courses:

INT 4XXX Interpreting for Persons who are Deaf-Blind

INT 3XXX Interpreting in Educational Settings

3. Revisions to 13 courses to update titles, course descriptions, and/or course objectives:

INT 3134 Ethical Decision Making (Title Change to Applied Ethics in Interpreting)

INT 3205 Interpreting/Transliterating Process (Title Change to Cognitive Processing)

ASL 3226 Advanced ASL Proficiency (Description/Objectives change)

INT 3270 Interpreting Process/Skill I (Title Change to Advanced ASL Classifiers)

INT 3271 Interpreting Process/Skill II (Title Change to Interpreting Consecutive Dialogue)

INT 3950 Service Learning with Deaf Children (Title Change to Introduction to Service Learning in Interpreter Education)

INT 3951 Service Learning in the Deaf Community (Description and Objectives change)

INT 4272 Advanced Interpreting Process/Skill I (Title Change to Interpreting Simultaneous Dialogue)

INT 4273 Advanced Interpreting Process/Skill II (Title Change to Interpreting Simultaneous Monologue)

INT 4910 Research in Interpreting (Description/Objectives change)

INT 4947 Interpreting Practicum II (Title Change to Interpreting Practicum & Portfolio Presentation)

INT 4455 Interpreting in Diverse Populations (Title Change to Interpreting with Diverse Populations)

INT 3280 Interpreting Skills Lab (Title Change to Mentorship and Certification Preparation)

These changes do not affect the total number of credit hours (48).

(Click here for the program of study)  

 

 

Change an existing course

Ethical Dec Making

INT

Junior (3xxx)

134

The title for INT 3134 will be changed from 'Ethical Decision-Making' to 'Applied Ethics in Interpreting' to accurately describe the application of ethical principals to interpreting practice. The Course Description and Objectives will be updated to align more closely with accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) and preparation for national interpreter examination administered by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
New Course Description:

INT 3134 (Applied Ethics in Interpreting) examines professional ethics and codes of conduct and how they contribute to the process of ethical decision-making. Students will examine the National Association of the Deaf-Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Code of Professional Conduct and apply its tenets to authentic interpreting scenarios through interactive discussions and activities. Through case studies and cooperative learning, students will solidify their ability to make ethical decisions as signed language interpreters. The course prepares students for the ethical interview portion of the National Interpreter Certificate examination.

 

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Interp/Translit Process

INT

Junior (3xxx)

205

The title of INT 3205 will change from 'Interpreting and Transliterating Process' to 'Cognitive Processing'. The Course Description and Objectives will change to more closely align with accreditation standards and the terminology currently used in the profession.
New Course Description:

This course (Cognitive Processing) uses a process-oriented approach for applying the essential cognitive strategies to interpreting. These strategies include organizing and manipulating visual images, analyzing message for meaning, and self-monitoring for message fidelity through Think Aloud Protocols. Students receive instruction on accessing current literature on spoken and signed language interpreting, working memory, and cognitive load theory. The course serves as a transition from language learning to interpreting between American Sign Language and English.

 

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Advanced ASL Proficiency

ASL

Junior (3xxx)

226

The Course Description and Objectives for ASL 3226 (Advanced ASL Proficiency) will be updated to reflect enhanced content that prepares students for the National Interpreter Certification.
New Course Description:

This course (ASL 3226) is designed to refine expressive and receptive ASL skills with complex and dense message content. Students will develop increased linguistic fluency and application of cultural knowledge in spontaneous discussions, formal debates on current topics, and rehearsed presentations. Emphasis is placed upon natural language use in dialogues and monologues, concept clarity, accurate visual description, advanced vocabulary development, argument cohesion, and language construction that incorporates appropriate transitions and conversation markers.

 

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Interp Proc/Skill I

INT

Junior (3xxx)

270

The title for INT 3270 will be changed from 'Interpreting Process and Skill Development 1' to 'Advanced ASL Classifiers for Interpreting' to clearly describe the course content. The previous title was unclear to prospective students. The Course Description and Objectives will be updated to align more closely with accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) for advanced language preparation of interpreters.
New Course Description:

This course (Advanced ASL Classifiers for Interpreters) provides skill development in topic-specific classifier use for interpreters. Utilizing descriptors common to community, medical, and educational settings, students will demonstrate the ability to successfully convey major concepts in ASL, incorporating various classifiers types, locatives, and nonmanual markers. Students will increase their ability to comprehend classifiers used by deaf individuals in these settings through the use of visual gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises.

 

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Interp Proc/Skill II

INT

Junior (3xxx)

271

The title for INT 3271 will be changed from 'Interpreting Process and Skill Development II' to 'Interpreting Consecutive Dialogue' to clearly describe the course content. The previous title was unclear to prospective students. The Course Description and Objectives will be updated to align more closely with accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) for appropriate course sequencing.
New Course Description:

This course targets translation and consecutive interpreting skill development as students develop professional decision-making abilities in community contexts. Students will apply mind mapping, paraphrasing, memory storage and retrieval tasks, and self monitoring for fidelity to advanced cognitive processing tasks. Students will evaluate linguistic and cultural implications within source materials for equivalent message transfer during the translating task and the consecutive interpreting task.

 

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(CD)Serv Lrng Deaf Children

INT

Junior (3xxx)

950

The title for INT 3950 will be changed from 'Service Learning with Deaf Children' to 'Introduction to Service Learning in Interpreter Education' to clearly describe the course content as introductory to a subsequent course. The previous title narrowed the course content to Deaf children and the course is taking on a broader scope than just children. The Course Description and Objectives will be updated to align more closely with the current professional trend to orient students to service learning in a separate course.
New Course Description:

This course (INT 3950) is one of two service learning courses designed to strengthen the student's ability to acculturate to the rich linguistic and cultural heritage of the Deaf community through civic engagement. The course introduces Experiential Learning Theory and the community engagement approach to situating the Deaf community within interpreter education and promoting professional alliances. Students apply critical thinking skills to their own biases and assumptions, constructing an asset map of the community, and identifying goals that offer potential for practitioner-entity partnerships. Students learn the basics of building teams, establishing responsible boundaries, working toward mutual goals that are defined by the Deaf community, and applying the foundations of service learning to their future as interpreters.

 

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(CD)Serv Lrng Deaf Community

INT

Junior (3xxx)

951

The Course Description and Objectives for INT 3951 (Service Learning in the Deaf Community) will be updated as a subsequent course to INT 3950 (Introduction to Service Learning in Interpreter Education). With this change, the course content will adhere more closely to current practice in Service Learning teaching at the undergraduate level.

New Course Description:

This course is the second of two courses designed to strengthen the interpreting student's ability to acculturate to the rich linguistic and cultural characteristics of the Deaf community through civic engagement. Students will participate in structured experiential settings that are designated by the local Deaf community. Students will design a service-learning project that is responsive to needs of the community and reflect upon the learning process through journaling and faculty mentorship. Prerequisite: INT 3950 Introduction to Service Learning in Interpreter Education.

 

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Adv Interp Proc/Skill I

INT

Senior (4xxx)

272

The title for INT 4272 will be changed from 'Advanced Interpreting Process and Skill Development I' to 'Interpreting Simultaneous Dialogue' to clearly describe the course content. The previous title was unclear to prospective students. The Course Description and Objectives will be updated to align more closely with accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) for appropriate sequencing of interpreting skills-based courses.
New Course Description:

This course (INT 4272) focuses on the development of ASL/English simultaneous dialogue interpreting skills and the student's ability to self-monitor for quality and fidelity. Students learn to provide constructive peer feedback, and incorporate spoken and signed language research into their ongoing skill development. Abilities such as critical listening, producing messages with appropriate illocutionary force, and applying the Demand-Control Schema are refined in this course.

 

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Adv Interp Proc/Skill II

INT

Senior (4xxx)

273

The title for INT 4273 will be changed from 'Advanced Interpreting Process and Skill Development II' to 'Interpreting Simultaneous Monologue' to clearly describe the course content. The previous title was unclear to prospective students. The Course Description and Objectives will be updated to align more closely with accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) for appropriate sequencing of interpreting skills-based courses.
New Course Description:

This course serves as a transition from dialogic interpreting to monologic interpreting between American Sign Language and English. The course builds on a process-oriented model, which applies essential cognitive strategies in order to interpret equivalent meaning and dynamic impact in extended monologues. These strategies include comprehending and analyzing messages for implicit and explicit meaning, identifying linguistic and cultural challenges in the text, and applying demand-control techniques for message accuracy. Recommended prerequisite is INT 4272 Interpreting Simultaneous Dialogue.

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Research in Interpreting

INT

Senior (4xxx)

910

The Course Description and Objectives for INT 4910 (Research in Interpreting) will be updated to reflect enhanced content in compliance with the research standard set forth by the accrediting body, the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE).
New Course Description:

This course (INT 4910) guides students in becoming consumers of current research in the field of spoken and signed language interpreting and directs them in conceptualizing research projects. Students complete training for conducting research in compliance with human subject review procedures at the university. Students receive mentorship through topic investigation, problem identification, research design, and literature review development. The goal of the course is to orient students to the benefits of active research in their pursuit of excellence as an interpreter.

 

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Interpreting Practicum II

INT

Senior (4xxx)

947

This course (INT 4947) becomes the sole Practicum course with the removal of Practicum I in the Program of Study. The title is changed to Interpreting Practicum and Portfolio Presentation. In addition to the capstone field experience, this course incorporates e-portfolio development and presentation to bring the course content up to current standards.
New Course Description:

This capstone course is field-based and requires supervised, mentored experiences as a consecutive and simultaneous interpreter. Through this practicum, students will have ongoing opportunities to apply classroom learning and theory with real-world interpreting. The course requires 200 hours of field-based experience under the supervision of a nationally certified interpreter. Students will develop and present an e-portfolio that is representative of the critical tasks in each interpreting skills class. All prior program coursework must be completed before registering for this course.

 

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Interpreting Diverse Pop

INT

Senior (4xxx)

455

The title for INT 4455 will be slightly changed from 'Interpreting for Diverse Populations' to 'Interpreting with Diverse Populations' to more closely reflect that the interpreter is part of a dynamic team with a variety of stakeholders from various cultural groups. The Course Description and Objectives will be updated to align more closely with accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) for intercultural competencies.
New Course Description:

This course (INT 4455) will explore interpreting within cultural contexts with diverse populations, including individuals with emergent language skills, individuals with multiple disabilities, individuals who are LGBT, and individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, religious, and social backgrounds. Students will identify the distinct role and function of interpreters when working with various populations and will adopt methods for applying cultural and linguistic competence in a variety of settings.

 

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Interpreting Skills Lab

INT

Junior (3xxx)

280

The title for INT 3280 will be changed from 'Interpreting Skills Lab' to 'Mentorship and Certification Preparation' to accurately describe the course as a skills-based one that includes a mentorship. The current title's use of the word "Lab" was misleading as it was not associated with a language lab for skills development. The Course Description and Objectives will be enhanced to incorporate course content from 'INT 3300, Assessment Preparation: Performance', which is being removed from the Program of Study. This consolidation of courses efficiently meets the learning outcomes of both courses to prepare the students for the National Interpreter Certification evaluation through an intensive skills-development course.
New Course Description:

This course is a practice-oriented, skill-enhancement course. Through hands-on practice with external mentors and simulated interpreting situations in medical, social service, and financial settings during class meetings, students will integrate the skills outlined in the National Interpreter Certification process. Focus will be on the application of skill sets to the process of interpreting and preparation for the National Interpreter Certificate, Interview-Performance examination.

 

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Interpreting in Educational Settings (3 crs)

INT

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to interpreting in K-12 and postsecondary educational settings. Students will be instructed regarding the legal framework of educational interpreting, typical developmental stages of students from early childhood through early adulthood, and varying roles and expectations of educational teams that include the interpreter.

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Interpreting for Persons who are Deaf-Blind (3 crs)

INT

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

 

Course Description:

This course (INT 4XXX) introduces students to the unique factors of interpreting for persons who are deaf-blind and the impact of deaf-blindness on communication, mobility, and life styles. The course emphasizes practicing the various modes of communication (e.g., tactile, restricted field of vision) that interpreters and Support Service Providers use when working with persons who are deaf-blind. Students become familiar with human guide techniques and orienting persons who are deaf-blind to the environment. Reflective discussion and writing is utilized throughout the course.