Agenda Item FA 13-32

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Graduate) - Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education

Add New Master Programs of Study (1 package)

09/05/13: Passed

09/23/13: Approved

Log Number: 201301-29

Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education - Graduate  

 

Add a new degree-major program                         
Master of Science - American Sign Language/English Interpreting and Concentrations Major


Summary of the Changes:
This APC package follows a New Degree Proposal that was approved by the UNF Board of Trustees on October 16, 2012 (see attached minutes). The BOT-approved proposal involves converting an ASL/English Interpreting Concentration under a Special Education degree to an MS degree in ASL/English Interpreting with concentrations in (1) General Practice and (2) Interpreting Pedagogy. This APC package includes the Programs of Study, summaries of ten new courses, and removal of three courses from other programs previously used in the Concentration. The removal of these courses is supported by the affected programs and documentation is attached. In summary, the following items are proposed in this package:

Change course title, description, and objectives

INT 5457 Interpreting for Diverse Populations

INT 5275 Interpreting Process & Skill Development II

INT 6277 Advanced Interpreting Process & Skill Dev II

INT 6932 Special Topics in Interpreting

INT 6276 Adv Interpreting Process & Skill Dev I

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INT 6911 Applied Research in Interpreting

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INT 5XXX Leadership in Interpreter Education

INT 6XXX Distance Learning in Interpreter Education

INT 5XXX Interpreter Education: Past, Present and Future

INT 6XXX Adult and Transformative Learning

INT 6XXX Mental Health Interpreting

INT 6XXX Curriculum Development and Revision

INT 6XXX Healthcare Interpreting

INT 6XXX Internship I

INT 6XXX Internship II

INT 6XXX Advanced ASL Concepts for Interpreters

Remove courses

TSL 6525 Cross Cultural Communication

EHD 5315 Psych Education Deaf & Hard of Hearing

ASL 6215 Advanced ASL Conversation

The number of credit hours becomes 36 for both concentrations.  

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Interpret for Diverse Pop

INT

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

457

The course title for INT 5457 will change from 'Interpreting for Diverse Populations' to 'Interpreting in Intercultural Contexts'. The Course Description and Objectives will be updated to reflect an enhanced curriculum that prepares interpreters for practice in intercultural contexts.
New Course Description:
This course explores interpreting in intercultural teams with individuals from diverse racial, economic, religious, sexual, and social backgrounds. Students will identify the role and function of interpreters within the context of these dynamics, conduct ethnographic research, and assimilate methods for applying cultural and linguistic competence to a variety of settings.

 

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Interp Process/Skill II

INT

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

275

The course title of INT 5275 will change from 'Interpreting Process and Skill Development II' to 'Mentoring in Interpreter Education' to more closely reflect the course content. The course description and objectives are enhanced to reflect the current practice of mentoring interpreters through the certification process and beyond.

New Course Description:
In this course, students will implement a mentoring relationship that applies interpersonal and communication strengths to the skill development of a prospective peer. Students will learn the necessary dynamics of a successful mentor relationship, the logistics of mentoring, and strategies for addressing challenges. They will explore profiles of successful mentors and identify goals for themselves as mentors. Students will work with mentees to analyze a variety of interpreting work samples. They will engage in dialogue with their mentee to determine which patterns should be the focus of skill enhancement activities.

 

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Adv Interp Process/Skill II

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

277

The course title for INT 6277 will change from 'Adv. Interpreting Process and Skill Development II' to 'ASL Expansion and Compression Technique' to more closely reflect the course content. The course description and objectives will be enhanced in accordance with accreditation standards for advanced ASL production and reception.

New Course Description:
In this course, students will continue development of ASL and English translation and interpretation skills with a focus on appropriate ASL expansions and compressions. They will participate in active discussion of articles regarding standard practices, appropriate working conditions, and the argument that meaning is co-constructed by the participants in a communication event, including the interpreter, rather than being carried in the words/signs of a discourse. Students will master the use of advanced linguistic features including contextualization, register variation, and proper intonation in ASL and English.

 

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Special Topics in Interp.

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

932

The course title for INT 6932 will change from 'Special Topics in Interpreting' to 'Interpreting in Legal Settings' to clarify the course content. One of the most pressing 'special topics' is related to interpreting in legal settings and this course has been delivered with this content for the past three years. The description and objectives will be enhanced to show incorporate a broader scope of legal interpreting than was previously taught. All changes are within the scope of accreditation standards for specialized interpreting.

New Course Description:
In this course, students will develop a knowledge base regarding the American legal system, sources of legal rights, and key pieces of legislation. They will research best practices and the wide range of legal settings, and consider how to provide meaning-based interpretation of legal texts in five of these settings. Students will then apply this foundation to the production of equivalent linguistic and cultural translations and interpretations in specific legal texts/settings.

 

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Service Learning Interp

INT

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

954

The course title for INT 5954 will change from 'Service Learning in Interpreting' to 'Service Learning in the Deaf Community'. The course description and objectives will be enhanced to reflect the latest innovation in teaching community engagement to future interpreters. This course was never taught in its present form. It was always substituted with a 3-hour experimental course of this new title, for a Program of Study total of 36 hours. The credit hours will change from 2 to 3 credit hours to bring it in alignment with the other courses in the Program of Study.
New Course Description:
This course is 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 produce community asset maps, design a service learning project that is responsive to needs of Deaf children, and evaluate project outcomes. Students learn to critically reflect upon the learning process through journaling and faculty mentorship.

 

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Applied Research Interpret

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

911

The course description and objectives will be enhanced and updated to satisfy the accreditation standard for research.
New Course Description:
This course introduces students to current research in the field of spoken and signed language interpretation and directs students in conceptualizing research projects. Students are instructed about research ethics involved in social science research and they will become certified to conduct research with human subjects. Informed Consent and other requirements of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process for research approval are covered. Students are mentored through topic investigation, problem identification, research design, and literature review. The goal of the course is for students to become critical consumers and practitioners of research applicable to the interpreting profession. This course measures mastery of written English competency, academic use of ASL, logical concept development, critical analysis of the literature, and cohesion in writing and presentations.

 

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Adv Interp Process/Skill I

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

276

The course title for INT 6276 will change from 'Advanced Interpreting Process and Skill Development I' to "Teaching Cognitive Processing' to clarify the course content. The course description and objectives will be enhanced to reflect elements of the accreditation standards related to cognitive processing.
New Course Description:
This course presents interpreting and translating process from the perspective of interpretation pedagogy and introduces students to the key concepts of comprehension and working memory, self-assessment of fidelity, cognitive capacity, language availability, and effort models. The course prepares students to integrate interpreting theory into interpreter education through personal skill acquisition and curriculum development.

 

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Leadership in Interpreter Education (3 crs)

INT

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

This course introduces the social, political, and economic context in which colleges and universities operate interpreter education programs. Historical perspectives on the development of interpreter education programs provide students with a background for understanding characteristics of our current system and future trends. A major focus is exploring how leaders of interpreting within higher education can apply current knowledge to renew their commitment to student learning and more effectively achieve their department mission and goals.

 

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Distance Learning in Interpreter Education (3 crs)

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

Students in this course will examine current best practices in distance learning and effective teaching skills for both distance and face-to-face instruction. Topics covered include online instructional design, developing objective and measurable learning outcomes, techniques for assessing student knowledge and skills, and how to provide efficient and useful feedback.

 

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Interpreter Education: Past, Present and Future (3 crs)

INT

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

Students will review the history of interpreter education from the 18th century, including key theories and people in the field as well as the social, political and legal perspectives that have influenced the development of interpreter education. Students will assess the current state of interpreter education, identify current issues and vision together some strategies to move the field forward.

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Adult and Transformative Learning in Interpreter Education (3 crs)

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

Students are introduced to the body of knowledge concerning adults as learners by focusing on the principles of adult and collaborative education, determining learning styles, and selecting appropriate instructional techniques for. Students will review variables that affect adult learning, motivation techniques, appropriate training methodologies, and reinforcement of learning. Connections to the preparation of interpreters as adult learners will be made.

 

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Mental Health Interpreting (3 crs)

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

In this course, students will develop a knowledge base of diagnoses and institutional systems encountered in mental health settings as well as demonstrate an understanding of the legal provision of interpreters and the application of HIPAA requirements and Code of Professional Conduct expectations. Students will then apply this foundation to the production of equivalent linguistic and cultural translations and interpretations in specific mental health settings. Study units include: 12-Step programs, individual, couples and group counseling, community-based and in-patient treatment programs.

 

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Curriculum Development and Revision (3 crs)

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce interpreting students to the multi-dimensional process of curriculum design, its interface to instruction and the critical nature of review and revision. The central learning experience includes the creation of a model interpreter education curriculum using the "backwards design" development approach. Students will learn how to integrate valid and reliable assessment into curriculum development. An emphasis is placed on the examination of curriculum through a global perspective that is intended to prepare students to meet the expectations of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) standards as well as equip them to compete in a competitive market.

 

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Healthcare Interpreting (3 crs)

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

This course involves developing a knowledge base of medical terminology and biological and institutional systems encountered in healthcare settings as well as the legal and ethical foundation for interpreter qualification. Students will apply this knowledge base to equivalent linguistic and cultural interpretations in specific healthcare settings with emphasis on substance abuse and addiction, systemic health conditions, and end-of-life palliative care.

 

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Internship I (3 crs)

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

This capstone course is designed for students who do not have prior experience teaching interpreting. The experience includes supervised teaching in short-term educational settings such as summer institutes for educational interpreters or school-to-work trainings. Students will develop a teaching portfolio, receive mentorship from experienced interpreter educators, and put their studies in interpreting pedagogy into practice.

 

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Internship II (3 crs)

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

"INT6XXX: Internship I"
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

This course is designed for experienced interpreter educators to further develop skills in teaching the interpreting process, designing curriculum, and assessing student outcomes. Students will gain mentored experience in onsite teaching and online teaching by working as a Teaching Assistant in interpreter education programs that offer distance delivery of courses. Prerequisite: INT 6XXX Internship I; prerequisite can be waived at the discretion of Program Director.

 

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Advanced ASL Concepts for Interpreters (3 crs)

INT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

None
Co-requisites:   

None

Course Description:

In this course, students will have an opportunity to improve their ASL skills, both expressive and receptive, in order to communicate more effectively in personal and professional interactions. Students will review the salient features of ASL and rules or usage. They will demonstrate the ability to incorporate those features in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. The course allows students to develop skills for assessing their own ASL fluency while interpreting texts of dense content and complex cultural features.