April 11, 2018
Vol. 14, No. 25
Editor: Tom Willard
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LAWSUIT: LEGISLATIVE VIDEOS' LACK OF CAPTIONS DISCRIMINATES AGAINST DEAF
A deaf South Florida man is suing the Legislature because it doesn’t provide closed captioning for its “online live streaming and archived videos of legislative proceedings.” The National Association Of The Deaf and Eddie Sierra filed a federal lawsuit this week in Miami against the state, the Florida Senate and House, Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, as well as the Florida State University Board Of Trustees and FSU President John Thrasher. FSU produces and operates The Florida Channel, on which legislative videos are shown. / Florida Politics
HOW 'DEAF PRESIDENT NOW' CHANGED AMERICA
It all started 30 years ago this March, when students at Gallaudet University, the only university in the world "designed to be barrier-free for deaf and hard-of-hearing students," seized control of their campus. They took up a collection, bought locks, and chained the gates to the campus shut. They marched. They campaigned. They refused to relent until the Board of Trustees granted their core demand: appoint a Deaf president to lead Gallaudet. / Pacific Standard
Fort Myers, FL
$50,000 DONATION PAYS OFF DEAF CENTER'S MORTGAGE
At 85, Albert Pimentel still is sharp. And feisty. At 19, Pimentel lost all of his hearing. The Fort Myers resident made it his life work to educate others on the importance of helping people with disabilities or life challenges such as being tall. Recently, Pimentel made a $50,000 donation to pay off the mortgage for The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center, which now will be known as The Sally J. Pimentel Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center. / The News-Press
Baton Rouge, LA
LOUISIANA LEGISLATOR CONTINUES TO ADVOCATE FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
One legislator has dedicated the last year to addressing what she calls the “forgotten issue”: the deaf and hard of hearing community. Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, joined the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf a year ago, at the request of the governor. She said she has worked to make the State Capitol more accommodating by pushing for increasing interpreters and staff members who are fluent in ASL. Closed captioning for legislative hearings has been considered, but Smith said it’s too costly right now. / The Advocate
Baton Rouge, LA
PAULA RODRIGUEZ ADVOCATING A NEW BILL THAT WILL HELP DEAF CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
Change may be coming to deaf legislation very soon. Paula Rodriguez used to council deaf children, but now she is pushing to change laws for the hard-of-hearing in Louisiana. Rodriguez met with many deaf children over the years as a counselor, and she noticed that most of the time, the children were referred to her because their parents noticed behavior problems. "Usually it's because they're having a tough time communicating," said Rodriguez. / LSU Now
Rock Island, IA
IOWA DEAF COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER IN SUPPORT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS
The Iowa Deaf community came together on Sunday afternoon to kick off National Crime Victims Rights Week. The Deaf Iowan's Against Abuse organization hosted "Heels for Hope" at the Elks Lodge in Rock Island. Heels for HOPE is a nationwide program where people walk in heels to show solidarity for women and men who have been victims of sexual assault. / WQAD
UC DEAF HISTORY WEEK EDUCATES, ENGAGES AND ENTERTAINS
The University of Cincinnati will host Deaf History Week Monday, April 9, through Saturday, April 14. The week will kick off with a presentation by Amy June Rowley who will present “Rowley Revisited: What is appropriate education?” on April 9. She will take the audience through the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case "Board of Education v. Rowley" from a revealing perspective of the student who lived the experience. / UC News
Grove City, OH
HEARING AIDS HELPED KEEP GROVE CITY COUPLE SAFE DURING TORNADO
It was nearly a week ago when a tornado ripped through Grove City, causing thousands of power outages and damage that is still clearly visible. With trees ripped right in half, and an entire garage gone, quite a bit of cleanup still needs to be done. A Grove City homeowner says he is hearing impaired and if it wasn't for the hearing aids he wears every day, he wouldn't have known a tornado was headed directly for his home. / WCMH
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AMIR ADNAN TO SHOWCASE A SPECIAL SEGMENT WITH DEAF MODELS
Fashion Pakistan Week Spring/Summer 2018 is all set to take place this week, and menswear designer Amir Adnan has something special in mind; he’ll be showcasing a special segment with deaf models walking the runway. Six models – who are part of the JS Academy for the Deaf – will walk the runway wearing the Dawn collection from the designer’s When in Karachi series. The segment will be headed by Amir’s head designer, who also is hearing-impaired. / Something Haute
Durban, South Africa
BLIND AND DEAF SOCIETY UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
After the suicide of the Blind and Deaf Society’s financial clerk, who had come under increased fire over allegedly defrauding and stealing hundreds and thousands of rands meant to fund the organization, the Blind and Deaf Society officially released a statement ushering a new age of management last Wednesday. This comes after the financial crisis stemming from the theft that led to speculation that the organization would be closing its doors. / news24
Johannesburg, South Africa
NEW FILM PROJECT HELPING DEAF CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICA TO TELL THEIR OWN STORIES
A new project launched in South Africa by The University of Manchester and the University of the Witwatersrand hopes to raise awareness of the vulnerability of deaf children in the country, as well as altering society’s attitudes towards them, by using images and film created by the children themselves. Deaf children and youth face discrimination and exclusion from society in South Africa, which vastly decreases their life chances and infringes their human rights. / The University of Manchester
POLISH RADIO STATIONS HELP HEARING IMPAIRED KIDS FOR RADIO DAY
More than 160 Polish radio stations on Wednesday supported children with hearing impairments by airing half an hour of commercials to mark Radio Day. Advertisements were aired from 8 am by 164 radio stations nationwide, including all of Polish Radio’s channels. Proceeds from the ads will go to the Association of Parents and Friends of Hearing Impaired Children in Krosno. / Radio Poland
Montreal, QC, Canada
SANCTIONS UNLIKELY FOR MONTREAL JAZZ FEST AFTER REFUSING TO ACCOMMODATE DEAF MUSIC FAN
The Montreal International Jazz Festival should not face repercussions for refusing to provide a sign-language interpreter for a deaf concert-goer last year, according to a recommendation received by Quebec's Human Rights Commission. Natasha Luttrell reached out to the festival ahead of a concert by Walk Off The Earth. The festival told her that sign language interpretation was not a service they offered, so the band ended up providing one at their own expense. But without a designated space, Luttrell said she couldn't see the interpreter. / CBC
FIRST DEAF MAN TO GO AROUND THE WORLD ON SOLO MISSION TO SHARE INSPIRING STORY
The first deaf man to solo circumnavigate the globe is to tell his story at a special event being held in Glasgow next month. Gerry Hughes, an ambassador for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, is hosting the Quest III Ball in an effort to raise vital funds for the charity. A number of British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters will be at the event, while accessible screens will also be in operation. / Glasgow Live
CARA: I SPEAK SIGN LANGUAGE BECAUSE MY PARENTS ARE DEAF
Eight-year-old Cara communicates with her parents using sign language because they are deaf. When her Mum became ill one day, Cara knew what to do and acted quickly by calling an ambulance. Her quick thinking saved her Mum's life. Because of this, Cara was nominated for an award and got to meet Niall Horan as her prize. / BBC News
CHARITY AIMS TO IMPROVE TICKET-BUYING EXPERIENCE
A charity has launched a new initiative to improve ticket-buying experiences for deaf and disabled fans. Attitude Is Everything, dedicated to improving deaf and disabled people’s access to live music, unveiled its Ticketing Without coalition on April 9. The enterprise will launch at The Roundhouse in London, in association with more than 130 venues and festivals, over 30 trade bodies, leading ticketing agencies, and event promoters. / The Independent
'I'M DEAF, BUT ALSO IPHONE-COMPATIBLE'
What does a company such as Apple have to do with cochlear implants? Well, the company that makes my own device, an Australian firm called Cochlear, recently teamed up with the tech giant to enable its latest generation of processor (called the N7), to connect wirelessly – via bluetooth – to an iPhone. this means I can now stream music, audio and phone calls from my iPhone directly and wirelessly to my processor. / The Irish Times
DEAF AND BLIND AND REMARKABLY TALENTED
He was born completely deaf and blind and had little opportunity to pursue education in the first decade of his life but now he's become a remarkable talent. Brenden Borellini has been invited to London to receive a royal citation, has been honoured as a Young Australian of the Year and studied sociology at the University of Queensland. Borellini, the only deaf and blind person living in Mackay, is now showcasing his hidden talent, photography. / Daily Mercury
THE HEARING-IMPAIRED WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR WHO WOWED THE AUDIENCE
Through a sign language interpreter on the stage of the ‘Huddle Kerala’ startup conclave in Kovalam over the weekend, Theertha Nirmal spoke to an enamoured audience. “I have a dream. My aim is to educate and empower the deaf community through innovative technology,” she said. Co-founder of the startup ‘Sign NEXT’, Theertha, who has been speech and hearing impaired by birth, wants to talk and communicate more effectively to the deaf people across the country and make them part of the mainstream conversation. / Indian Express
Uttar Pradesh, India
HEARING-IMPAIRED BOY HIT BY TRAIN, DIES
A 14-year-old hearing-impaired boy was killed after he was hit by a train. The accident took place when Rai Singh, a student of class VII, was returning home after his exam. Said a police official: "After the accident, the train stopped there for 40 minutes. According to rules, if a train hits a person, the loco pilot has to wait till police remove the body to clear the track." / The Times of India
New Delhi, India
DEAF AND MUTE COUPLE BEATEN UP
A deaf and dumb couple were beaten black and blue by a group of four to five people after the couple had objected to their rowdy behaviour as that was disturbing their 11-year-old son who was studying. The shocking incident took place in a three stroeyed house in Mandawali area of East district. The culprits who have been identified are yet to be arrested while the police say they are making efforts to arrest them. / The Pioneer
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LIFE & LEISURE
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? SENATE BILL MAY MAKE THE ANSWER 'YES'
Last December, Deb Wiese bought hearing aids for her parents, one for each of them. But her parents couldn't figure out how to adjust the volume or change the batteries. They soon set them aside. A bill introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in March could make it easier for her parents and millions like them to get assistance. It would allow Medicare to pay audiologists to teach beneficiaries how to adjust to and use their hearing aids effectively. / NPR
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
ASL PROGRAM AT ALTA LOMA HIGH SCHOOL KEEPS GROWING
Interest in Alta Loma High School’s ASL program has grown so much the school now offers twice the number of classes it started with four years ago. Several hundred students are enrolled in the program, which meets college foreign language requirements. But for many students, the class allows them to do more than check a box on their high school transcripts. “With sign language, there’s a lot more to it than many people realize,” said senior Kassidy Sanders. / Daily Bulletin
VSU HOLDS 'DEAF DEAF WORLD'
You never know what someone's going through until you walk a mile in their shoes, and Thursday at Valdosta State University students got to see firsthand what life could be like as a deaf person. The event is called Deaf Deaf World, put on by VSU students. / WALB
HAWAII SCHOOL FOR DEAF AND BLIND WELCOMES FAMILIES TO EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
The Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind, or HSDB, welcomes families who have a deaf and/or hard of hearing child attending a Hawaii State Department of Education school to a special Earth Day Celebration, Thursday, April 19. The event will feature a variety of activities including lessons about dolphins and whales, bike rides and a free farm-to-table lunch. / Hawaii Army Weekly
LOCAL VET USES OWN DOG TO FIND MISSING DEAF DOG
Thursday night, a dog talking a walk with his owner got away and got lost in the woods at Oglebay. That dog, two-year-old Chou Chou, a Louisiana Catahoula, has been deaf since birth. Word spread quickly on Facebook, and Veterinarian Dr. Karl Yurko got out of bed and leashed up his own dog, who has some search-and-rescue training. Dr. Yurko and his dog, Kilo, walked the Serpentine Trail for about 45-minutes. / WTRF
THIS LEADER IS MAKING IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEAF COMMUNITY TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESSES
Chris Soukup understands the frustrations the deaf community faces. He’s seen deaf children put in schools that isolate them and deaf adults struggling to get work. A third-generation member of the deaf community, he knows the unexpected roadblocks that can emerge during any task -- from placing a phone call to even applying for a loan. But Soukup also understands what’s possible -- and he’s working to make a global impact. / Entrepreneur
Las Vegas, NV
DEAF CENTERS OF NEVADA DEALS WITH GROWING CLIENT LIST, SMALLER BUDGET
A one-of-a-kind organization helping a vulnerable community is struggling to keep up with demand as their funding is being cut. There are an estimated 38,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the state and many of them turn to the Deaf Centers of Nevada. But almost 70 families are on a wait list. "Our case workers have now gotten to the point they can no longer handle anymore cases," said Kevin Carter, executive director. / KLAS
MICROSOFT AI GIVES DEAF RIT STUDENTS AUTO-CAPTIONING BOOST
The Rochester Institute of Technology is one of nine colleges to pilot the use of an artificial intelligence-powered speech and language technology that Microsoft has produced. The institute's 1,500 students who are deaf and hard of hearing make up the largest mainstream program in the United States. To serve them, the college employs a full-time staff of about 140 ASL interpreters and 50 captionists. However, even that sizable staff can't keep up with the growth in "the need for access services," said RIT's Gary Behm. / Campus Technology
New York, NY
STUDENTS CREATE APP TO TRANSLATE SIGN LANGUAGE
Three NYU Tandon School of Engineering graduate students recently developed an application that translates sign language into readable text. The mobile app is called “Augmented Reality Sign Language” and can translate between different versions of sign language as well as between spoken language and sign. / NYU News
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Los Angeles, CA
WHY JOHN KARSINSKI FOUGHT TO CAST THIS YOUNG ACTRESS IN HIS NEW MOVIE 'A QUIET PLACE'
John Krasinski's new horror film A Quiet Place is wowing both critics and moviegoers alike, opening to $50 million this past weekend. But there's something else about the film worth celebrating, and that's the actor-director's insistence that a deaf actress be cast as his character's daughter. "We always had a deaf character in the script, but John really pushed for them to hire Millicent [Simmonds]," the film's co-writer Scott Beck told The Hollywood Reporter. / A Plus
See Also SILENT MOVIE STARS: WHY DEAF ACTORS ARE STILL FIGHTING TO BE HEARD IN HOLLYWOOD / The Telegraph
New York, NY
'CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD' PULLS OUT ALL STOPS FOR DEAF THEATERGOERS
Since its Broadway premiere in 1980, Mark Medoff’s “Children of a Lesser God" -- a play that explores the divide between those who hear and those who don’t -- has become a cultural touchstone for the deaf community. Now, the producers behind a Broadway revival, currently in previews and set to open Wednesday, aim to make a statement that goes beyond the play itself. They say they are making theirs the most accessible show for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Broadway history. / The Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles, CA
WHY THE DEAF 'THIS CLOSE' CREATORS WERE 'TOTALLY FINE' THAT OUR INTERVIEW WAS A LITTLE AWKWARD
About halfway into TheWrap‘s recent interview with the creators of Sundance Now’s “This Close,” this reporter realized she was doing something really weird: talking with her hands way more than usual. I think this was a subconscious attempt to match how Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman were speaking to me — through an interpreter who was relaying everything the deaf showrunners were saying using ASL. / TheWrap
Los Angeles, CA
WHEN SIGN LANGUAGE IS A SUPERPOWER
When Emilio Insolera was a teenager growing up in Italy, he knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. And he had the pedigree: His grandmother was an actor who ran in the same circles as famed director Federico Fellini. But when Insolera admitted his dream to his grandmother, he didn't get the response he'd hoped for. "She was very blunt with me," he says. "She told me, it's impossible. You can't do it. Because you're deaf." In the end, he didn't listen. / Pacific Standard
'TRIBES' A MEANINGFUL PRODUCTION AT SAGE
We’ve all attended a play where there is a person next to the stage gesturing throughout the performance. And most likely everyone realizes their purpose is to assist those in the audience with hearing loss to better understand what is happening on stage. The signing interpretation has never been more meaningful than for “Tribes,” which opens at Russell Sage College in Troy on Friday and runs through April 22. The play is about young people and how their hearing disabilities impact every aspect of their lives. / Troy Record
Los Angeles, CA
ART PROJECTS MOVE FORWARD WITH MIKE KELLEY GRANTS
In conjunction with the downtown arts space Joan, which received a grant of $45,000, artist and filmmaker Alison O’Daniel will use the thumping and scritch-scratching sounds of skateboards as percussive instruments in a newly composed sound piece that’s part of her series “The Tuba Thieves.” O’Daniel is hearing impaired and will collaborate with a composer and six local skateboarders who are also hearing impaired as part of her investigation into the physical experience of sound. / Los Angeles Times
BOOK ON DEAF CONNECTICUT DALMATION'S SIGN LANGUAGE MASTERY WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Hogan, a deaf Dalmatian that understood more than 70 signs in ASL and has since become a legend, is now earning his due in the literary world. Teaching a deaf dog to sign isn’t that different from teaching a hearing dog to listen, according to owner Connie Bombaci, who has had several such dogs. It’s all about repetition and reinforcement, she explained. / The Middletown Press
Council Bluffs, IA
STUDENT FINDS A PLACE FOR HIMSELF ON THE WRESTLING MAT
Thomas Rinabarger Jr. didn’t start wrestling until this past winter, but he was born a fighter. That’s been clear since he arrived three months premature on Oct. 31, 1998, weighing only 1 pound, 11 ounces. Small enough to fit in the palm of an adult hand, Thomas Jr. was so thin and underdeveloped that when his arm was held up, his father said he could see through his son’s translucent skin. “We didn’t take pictures,” his father said, “because we all know what went on.” / The Daily Nonpareil
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CSDB TEACHER OPPORTUNITIES
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) invites you to consider Teacher of the Deaf opportunities. Positions are responsible for providing standards-based instruction to K-12th grade students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing. Full-Time / academic year employment (195 days, August to June). Excellent Benefits. View job post & apply on-line: www.csdb.org/careers
Applications continuously accepted for future vacancies in all core content areas: Early Childhood Education (Birth – 2nd); Elementary Education (3rd – 8th); English / Language Arts; Social Studies; Science; Mathematics. Current known vacancies: Literacy Specialist / Coach (PreK – 12th Grade), TOD: Family-Centered Early Education (FCEE) Program; Birth to 2nd Grade, Mathematics (Secondary).
NORTHEAST ARC IS HIRING!
Do you know ASL? We are looking for employees that want to make a difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities, who are also deaf. Positions are available in Lynn, Salem, Swampscott and Beverly, MA. As an employee, you will provide direct care, using various communication skills including gestural, written and Signed English. We offer an excellent benefits package, paid trainings and the support you will need to become a successful part of our experienced, long-term team of professionals. For additional information or to send your resume, please apply online at www.ne-arc.org.
Compensation: $12-12.50 for per diem shifts and $14-$14.50 for FT shifts.
Advocates in Framingham, MA is Hiring!
Advocates is seeking talented professionals to join our team, providing health services within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
Awake Overnight Direct Care Counselor: Remain awake, alert and responsive to the needs of the clients throughout the shift, assist clients with morning activities.
• Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent degree, fluency in ASL.
Clinical Program Manager: The Clinical Program Manager is responsible for the supervision and direction of a program, including providing clinical supervision and rehabilitative direction to a team of Direct Care Counselors and clients.
• Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Direct Care Counselor: Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling. All shifts available!
• Qualifications: BA/BS; or HS diploma/GED and 1 year experience.
MA Clinician: The MA Clinician will provide crisis and respite support services to individuals in being supported by the Deaf Respite Program.
• Qualifications: Master’s Degree in related field and at least two years’ experience with target population (inpatient, outpatient, residential acceptable).
Outpatient Clinician: Provide comprehensive outpatient counseling/therapy to children, adults and families in need of services.
• Qualifications: MSW or MA in related field and 1 year experience in outpatient setting.
Senior Direct Care Counselor: Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling. Coordinate/monitor administrative/clinical functions.
• Qualifications: BA/BS and 2 years’ experience; or HS Diploma/GED and 3 years’ experience.
Minimum Qualifications Include:
• ASL fluency.
• Valid driver's license/reliable transportation.
• Related education (as applicable).
Visit www.Advocates.org/Careers to apply today!
NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and outpatient services to deaf and hard of hearing children, adolescents, and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are deaf or hard of hearing!
PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate, or a professional with many years of experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting for you! E.O.E.
PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, and energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf culture to fill the following positions:
Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – Full time, part time, on call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations. Minimum HS diploma required.
Blended Case Manager – Full time; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations. Minimum HS diploma with 12 credits in social sciences required.
Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents – Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum of one years’ related experience required.
Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor - Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum BA/BS in human services required.
Training Coordinator – Full Time. Glenside location. Travels to Pittsburgh as needed. Education requirements flexible and based on experience. Must be proficient in ASL.
Outpatient Therapist – Part Time. Glenside location. Must be eligible for LCSW or LPC in PA. Must have MSW or equivalent. Must be proficient in ASL.
Assistant Office Manager – Full Time. Glenside location. Minimum high school diploma with 5 years’ management experience.
Visit our Web page at http://www.pahrtners.com/careers/ to learn more about each position.
Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Joel Skelton, Assistant Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
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Temporary Full-Time Interpreter Preparation (IPP) Instructor/Coordinator
Ideal Candidate Statement:
Ohlone College seeks to employ faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college. We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs.
The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for faculty who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.
Under the general supervision of the Dean of Deaf Studies Division, the Long-Term Temporary IPP instructor's responsibilities include teaching college-level interpreter preparation courses, and the coordinator will coordinate the Interpreter Preparation Program (IPP ). The instructor may be expected to work in a classroom incorporating computer activities, as well as one with a traditional instructional format. Participation as a temporary full-time faculty member in department, division and campus-wide activities is required. The instructor may be required to have part of his/her teaching assignment in the evening and/or weekends and teach courses at the Fremont and/or Newark campuses, online via the eCampus and/or an off-campus location.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE :
1. Master’s degree in related field
2. Certification from at least one of the following organizations: ASLTA /RID /CIT .
3. Skilled in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning
4. Experience in working as a professional interpreter.
5. Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. blackboard, canvas, etc.)
6. Experience in working with culturally diverse student populations (teaching or other situations in a leadership role).
7. Excellent ASL and written communications skills.
8. Evidence of ability to work successfully in a team environment.
9. CDI with two years experience in teaching at the college level OR the equivalent are welcome to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
1. Teach assigned courses in the Interpreter Preparation Program.
2. Employ learner-centered instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter.
3. Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
4. Assist students with their assignments by holding required office hours and attend department/division meetings.
5. Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support for a variety of learning styles.
6. Develop effective online course materials, and build online learning communities that meet accessible online course requirements and Title 5 §55211 Effective Contact Policy requirements.
7. Participate in the leadership of discipline specific learning communities.
8. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
9. Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum as well as assess student learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
10. Continue in related professional career development throughout employment and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
11. Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance and campus life activities.
12. Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
13. Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the UFO (faculty bargaining unit) Contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, and/or other designated locations.
14. Engage in activities that enhance the department’s rapport with area high schools, industry partners, and/or four-year institutions.
15. Work closely with the Dean for interviewing, evaluating, supporting, and mentoring part-time faculty.
16. Work closely with part-time faculty regarding book orders, SLOA , course reviews, program reviews, course scheduling, final exam scheduling and exit interviews.
17. Organize IPP screening day including follow-up letters to all applicants, making room reservations, contacting RID to arrange CEUs for raters, planning screening activities, developing materials for raters and candidates, selecting stimulus materials, inviting raters, organizing student and alumni panels, recruiting student volunteers, arranging for refreshments for the raters and candidates.
18. Provide advisement to potential students in person and through email and phone.
19. Respond to requests for information on interpreting.
20. Work closely with the local interpreter agencies.
21. Represent Ohlone at the federally funded National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC ).
22. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Interpreting, ASL , Linguistics, or related field from an accredited institution AND two years experience in teaching at the college level OR the equivalent.
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.
Starting Salary Range:
$63,053 - $96,488 per year
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Close Date: 4/25/2018
Open Until Filled: No
If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application or your packet will not be considered. The equivalency form could be found on our website at:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.
FOREIGN DEGREES: If you have a degree from a college or university outside the United States you must have your coursework evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/). A copy (original will be required at the time of hire) of the professional evaluation letter must be submitted with the application packet
Ohlone College is proud to rank top 3 in salary and benefits, for full time faculty, amongst the Bay 10 Community College in the Bay Area. The district participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental, Vision offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP ), and Life insurance through UNUM .
Medical: Enrollment in medical coverage through the district is optional. For those faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the district currently provides an allowance of $1,200 per month to offset the cost of the medical benefits premium.
Dental, Vision and Life Insurances: The district provides for and fully pays the premiums for you and your family for dental and vision, and for the employee only premium for life insurance. Enrollment in Dental, Vision and Life insurances are mandatory.
Long-term Disability (LTD ) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP ): The district provides for and fully pays the premiums for long-term disability for you and EAP for you and your family.
Other employee paid benefits (optional): voluntary additional life insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(B) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(b) Roth IRA plan.
Retirement: Membership in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS ) or the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS ). Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA .
Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused. All other Education Code leave benefits apply.
Sabbatical Leave: After 6 consecutive years of employment with the district you will be eligible for sabbatical leave. You will receive 100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic year.
Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their qualified dependents receive enrollment fee waiver for courses taken at Ohlone College.
Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO ) and are required to pay union dues.
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historic Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.
To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/1200009
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