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1 An Administrator’s Journey Into the Deaf-World Leah Subak Amy Quillin Shannon Cowling Olivia Krise

2 Guess the admin?! ???

3 Who we are: Leah Subak Captain Ken Sassy

4 Who we are: Amy Quillin Katie & Bean

5 Who we are: Shannon Cowling

6 Who we are: Olivia Krise My soldier Serenity

7 Welcome! Journeys… We will glimpse an administrator’s on-going journey in learning about Deaf-World culture due to interaction with deaf/Deaf/hard of hearing students and with ASL/English interpreters

8 Use of term: Deaf-World culture (D-W) The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry 2010 Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard and Ulf Hedberg

9 “We possess and jealously guard a language different and apart from any other in common use – a language which nevertheless is precisely what all-wise Mother Nature designed for the people of the eye.” George Veditz, 1913

10 Housekeeping/what would be helpful to have…?? Cell phone or pager (with unlimited text messaging) Some familiarity with deaf/Deaf/hard of hearing students Access to handouts for this session (if you would like to take notes)

11 Polling: polleverywhere.com Will answer questions – similar to voting on American Idol, etc. We can help each other with this Service is secure Texting rates may apply Get your phone ready… Polling Question #1

12 What we’re here to do… Explore attendees knowledge and understanding of Deaf- World culture Explore potential impact of Deaf-World culture on campus constituents Provide information from past and current research relative to Deaf-World culture and interpreter biculturalism Suggest ways to navigate ‘the journey’ from an administrator’s/interpreter’s perspective

13 Polling: Audience Demographics Questions regarding polling? Now that you know what we’re doing, we want to know who we’re talking to… Polling Question #2

14 Polling: Audience Demographics Currently working in higher education (community college, public/private university) On average, how large is your D/d student population A.0-5 B.6-10 C D.20+

15 Bringing cultures together Higher Education American Mainstream Deaf World

16 Disclaimer Our objective is not to give one definition of Deaf-World culture, but to acknowledge its existence and it give an example of an administrator’s journey.

17 Amy’s Journey… Part 1 Once upon a time…

18 In awareness Artifacts BehaviorVisible Norms Beliefs Assumptions Values Out of conscious awareness Invisible

19 Poll: Cultural Values – Administrator What cultural values do you hold as an administrator? Examples Integrity Integrity Fiscal responsibility

20 Poll: Cultural Values – Administrators Do you reflect on Deaf-World culture within your office? Is it something that is present in your environment?

21 Poll: Cultural Values - Interpreter Do you reflect on D-W cultural values in your work as an ASL/English interpreter? Are they something that are present in your work ?

22 Poll: Deaf World values Values

23 D-W cultural values (Mindess, et al, 2006) Re: Communication Direct communication Information sharing Clear access to visual communication Re: Collectivism Group loyalty Reciprocity Group decisions Importance of getting together

24 Bringing them all together

25 Case study

26 Poll question Would your office provide both captioning and interpreting services?

27 Amy’s Journey Con’t…

28 Interpreters – between two cultures

29 Interpreters and biculturalism

30 Research Q - What are expert Deaf and hearing interpreters’ understandings of ASL/English interpreter Deaf-World cultural competence? Research Q - What are expert Deaf and hearing interpreters’ understandings of ASL/English interpreter Deaf-World cultural competence?

31 Baker/Cokely, 1980

32 It’s complicated

33 Interpreters and Deaf identity?

34 Case Study- Lesson’s learned: “D-W culture is either continually revealing itself and/or continuously evolving such that we who aren't in the D-W culture (or aren't born to it) are continuous learners of the culture, and for you interpreters, you may be both continual learners and mediators of the culture.” Amy Quillin, 6/12 True example of how far we’ve come on the journey…

35 Our student population

36 The Balancing Act Apple, oranges and icebergs Bottom line- we have a job to do HOW?

37 Interpreter Gems What is your current coordination structure and is it working? Interpreters; time to learn HE culture The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – “begin with the end in mind” Do you current policies align with your values? Change- Some like it- many don’t

38 Interpreter Gems Know your settings- look around! “Excellence In Action” What’s your tagline? Know the language to navigate the end result Narratives Charts & Graphs – examples Prioritize & Plan Goals/Outcomes/Reporting- Keep DATA Strategize Adjunct positions/Graduate Assistantships/Professional Development Contract Interpreters- investment

39 Interpreter Gems That awkward moment when someone says "Hello!" and you say "Good thanks!” That awkward moment when someone says they love everything about their job except working with interpreters. -The reality of it all - The EQ Difference: A Powerful Plan for Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work by Adele B. Lynn.

40 Administrator’s Gems Regular meetings Ask questions Advocate Go to their classes, attend events – willingness to be out of your element. Higher Ed Culture 101 What speaks?

41 Administrator’s Gems D-W collectivist, HE traditionally fiefdom-oriented There’s a big picture, too Using HE language to advance the student/interpreter agenda Be willing to look the fool

42 Discussion

43 PEPNet/AHEADInterpreters IT/AT ppl Others?


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