April 18, 2018
Vol. 14, No. 26
Editor: Tom Willard
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New York, NY
THIS IS A POWERFUL PLAY, BUT THE TEACHER FALLING FOR HIS DEAF STUDENT HAS BECOME PROBLEMATIC
The central relationship of “Children of a Lesser God” involves a teacher who allows a professional relationship with a student to evolve into a romantic interest with someone with much less power than himself. This affair begins — at least as we see it staged here — with the kind of suddenly planted kiss that no longer is acceptable, even if these relationships at educational establishments were still deemed acceptable at all. Which they are not. / Chicago Tribune
See Also FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT LAUREN RIDLOFF / TVOvermind
ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL REMEMBERS DEAF ASL TEACHER KILLED IN CRASH
An Anderson High School teacher made a lasting impact on his students in less than one school year of teaching American Sign Language. Rocky Murray, who was deaf, died Monday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 69. “I will absolutely miss his humor, his smile and the fact that he cared so much about the people around him,” said Angela V. Farrand, who is also deaf and taught ASL alongside Murray. / WTHR
Los Angeles, CA
TV PRODUCER SUSPECTED IN DEAF SISTER'S DEATH TO BE EXTRADITED TO CALIFORNIA NEXT WEEK
A television producer arrested on suspicion of killing her deaf sister three years ago is not fighting extradition from Baltimore and is set to be brought back to Los Angeles next week to face charges, according to a Los Angeles police detective. Blackstone, whose production work includes “Family Court with Judge Penny,” is accused of drugging her sister and placing her and three pet dogs in the garage of their Studio City home before setting it on fire and “staging it as an accident,” according to the Los Angeles Police Department. / The Mercury News
SOME AFTER-HOURS HOSPITAL INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE DEAF DISCONTINUED
The Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing plans to discontinue some of its emergency after-hours interpreter referral service for hospital emergencies starting this summer. As of July 1, the commission won’t be providing those services during evening, weekend or holiday hours. Instead hospitals will be responsible for providing access to communication for emergencies, per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. / The Providence Journal
ASL DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
The American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department is celebrating 25 years of instruction at Columbia. The department is hosting a 25th anniversary event April 28 featuring workshops, alumni panels and an evening social, with the other locations to be determined. Peter Cook, chair of the ASL Department, said the program was founded because of the demand for sign language interpreters in the early ‘90s at a time when there were relatively few programs available. / Columbia Chronicle
Colorado Springs, CO
INDEPENDENT AUDIT TO EXAMINE COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND EDUCATION, COSTS
An operational audit of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind will be conducted after detailed concerns about the school were presented in a briefing to the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee. The Colorado Department of Education will hire a contractor to conduct an independent, external review of the school, said Melissa Colsman, associate commissioner of student learning. / Colorado Springs Gazette
PHOENIX POLICE LEARN HOW TO INTERACT WITH DEAF RESIDENTS
The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is partnering with the Phoenix Police Department on a training program to teach sworn officers how to communicate more effectively — and lawfully — with people who can't hear them. A police spokesman said Phoenix has incorporated the weekly sessions, provided free by commission officials, into officers' annual certification process. / AZCentral.com
New York, NY
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM AIMS FOR ACCESSIBILITY WITH SIGN LANGUAGE TOURS ON FACEBOOK LIVE
In the past couple of years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has made an effort to reach new audiences on the internet. Last fall, the Met presented its first ASL tour on Facebook Live. Emmanuel von Schack, an art historian and lecturer who gave a Facebook Live ASL tour of the Rodin at the Met exhibition, said “it is a tour that anyone in the world with a Facebook account can watch live or afterwards.” / Hyperallergic
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AARON RODGERS AND DANICA PATRICK GO TO AFRICA TO HELP HEARING IMPAIRED
New couple Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick helped fit people for hearing aids during a recent trip to Africa. The duo traveled over the weekend, as part of a mission put on by the Starkey Hearing Foundation, to help children and adults who are hearing impaired. In total, Rodgers and Patrick fit 100 people with hearing aids. “This is a beautiful thing, to be halfway across the world helping these people out. Just the look on their face means everything,” Rodgers said about the experience. / The Blast
COUPLE WITH IMPAIRED HEARING CONSIDERS LAWSUIT OVER FORCED STERILIZATION
An elderly couple with impaired hearing in Fukuoka are considering filing a damages suit against the state over sterilization that the husband was forced to undergo as a young man, their supporters said Friday. The suit, which could be filed by the end of the year, will add to the growing demands for a government apology and compensation over the former eugenics law. / The Japan Times
RASHAYS PUNCHBOWL IS SYDNEY'S FIRST RESTAURANT TO TRAIN ITS STAFF IN SIGN LANGUAGE
If you’re familiar with the western suburbs of Sydney, you’ve probably heard of Rashays. The family-friendly casual eatery franchise has more than 20 locations and an extensive menu. While the Rashays franchises are usually known for their meat and seafood dishes, the Punchbowl outlet has been garnering community attention for something else entirely: it will be the first restaurant in Sydney to make it mandatory for all staff to learn basic Auslan – Australia’s nationally recognized sign language. / SBS
London, ON, Canada
ONEIDA SIGN LANGUAGE CREATED TO CONNECT DEAF COMMUNITY WITH THEIR CULTURE
A grandmother is working to preserve the Oneida language for others — even though she has never heard it spoken herself. Marsha Ireland, 59, has been deaf all her life. She's a member of the Turtle clan from Oneida Nation of the Thames. Ireland recalls times when her condition left her feeling very disconnected, especially at community meetings. When someone at the meeting spoke in Oneida, the sign interpreter had to stop, leaving Ireland and other deaf community members out of the conversation. / Yahoo! News
Toronto, ON, Canada
GUEST COLUMN: WHEN DEAFNESS BECOMES MARGINALIZED
We are aghast in Ontario. Deaf and hard-of-hearing Ontarians have been abandoned, and need to expose our fight for representation at the very taxpayer-funded organization that is supposed to empower us – the Canadian Hearing Society. For reasons that remain unclear, the CHS is becoming increasingly undemocratic, serving the interests of a privileged few, rather than the thousands of members of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community in Ontario. / Toronto Sun
LINGUISTS AND DEAF PEOPLE CREATE DICTIONARY AND GRAMMAR BOOK OF BULGARIAN SIGN LANGUAGE
A dictionary and a grammar book of the Bulgarian sign language were created by the Education and Science Ministry, the Deaf Unlimited Bulgaria Foundation and linguists from Sofia University, "Troud" reports on Sunday. The books are based on a year-long national study of the Bulgarian sign language. / BTA
DEAF AND MUTE BARBER 'MAKES THE CUT'
He was born deaf and mute. But he never let that stop him from listening to his heart. Today, the skills he has acquired serve as a testament to his sheer force of will. They speak of his resilience louder than words ever could. Ghulam Ali, in his mid-forties, is a skilled barber. Despite having his shop in Rawalpindi’s humble locality, Arya Mohallah, his customers come from posh areas, one of whom is former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. / The Express Tribune
DEAF AND MUTE WOMAN TRAMPLED TO DEATH BY ELEPHANTS
A 65-year-old tribal woman was on Saturday evening trampled to death by a herd of wild elephants at a cashew orchard in Heerapuram village of Meliaputti mandal. The deceased has been identified as Neelamma, a resident of the village. According to the district forest officer, the woman was deaf, mute and partially blind. She was collecting cashew fruits from the garden when the incident occurred. / New Indian Express
ALMOST ALL DEAF AND MUTE MINOR GIRLS SEXUALLY HARASSED AT BOARDING SCHOOL
If reports are to be believed, almost all the students with hearing and speech disabilities at Karjat boarding school in Mumbai have been sexually molested by the care taker of the school. The matter was highlighted after two complaints were filed against the caretaker of the boarding school. During investigations, the police found that the majority of children at the boarding school had faced sexual harassment by the care taker. / NewsX
DEAF TEACHER GIVING DEAF PUPILS HOPE
A 31-year-old Sam Oyugi Abero clad in a black shirt and grey khaki pants, standing at about six feet tall welcomes me with a beaming smile despite having set up the interview on short notice. An inquiry into his early childhood life opens me up to a life full of pain but with a resilient spirit. Due to communication difficulties, Abero says he encountered several problems with his parents, siblings and community members since they did not know sign language. / Daily Monitor
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LIFE & LEISURE
SCHOOL CELEBRATES 124 YEARS, PRESENTS AWARDS
Students, staff and those who have been impacted by The North Carolina School for the Deaf joined together on Wednesday to celebrate its 124 years of service and to award those who help make it happen. Each year, NCSD holds its Founder’s Day celebration where awards are given out to specific individuals who have impacted the students and staff the school serves. / The News Herald
STUDENT SIMULATES BEING DEAF AND BLIND
Fifth-grader Anthony Delacruz knows his way around the Fillmore Elementary School campus pretty well — or at least that’s what he thought. The 10-year-old Lompoc student took part in a social experiment last week that altered his perceptions and, ironically, opened his eyes to some of the many challenges that are faced daily by people with hearing, sight and speech disabilities. / Lompoc Record
Salt Lake City, UT
FREE PROGRAM HELPS DEAF OR HEARING-IMPAIRED UTAHNS REGAIN INDEPENDENCE
Relay Utah is a state program managed by the Public Service Commission that was created to help provide the hard of hearing and deaf in Utah, with hearing assistive phones. This includes technology for cell phones that will help them better communicate and regain their independence. One thing we don’t think about with hearing loss is the isolation from friends, family and loss of independence. Relay Utah provides hearing assistive phones to help the hard of hearing communicate and regain this independence and connection. / good4utah.com
GRADUATE LINGUISTICS STUDENTS TALK SIGN LANGUAGE, DEAF CULTURE
The world of nonverbal language matches the complexities of its verbal counterpart. The linguistic variances that spice and diversify all speakers of verbal language also exist in the users of sign language. Facilitating a discussion on this topic were the Linguistic Diversity Ambassadors of the linguistics department of NC State, who held an event titled “American Sign Language: Dialects and Deaf Culture” on Thursday. / Technician Online
DEAF PASTOR IS FIRST TO LEAD AN EAST VALLEY CONGREGATION
As Pastor Jeremy Fass preaches the Gospel, the only sound he makes is tiny wisps of breath and the occasional smack of hands coming together. His congregation’s eyes lock on him as he does it. Fass leads Silent Hope Church in Mesa, the first congregation in the East Valley headed by a deaf person. / Ahwatukee Foothills News
ASL SCHOLAR TEACHES ASL TO UMASS STUDENTS
Approximately 40 students attended the second ASL workshop hosted by the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association on April 14. The workshop was taught by ASL scholar professor Ruth P. Moore in the Integrative Learning Center at the University of Massachusetts. / Daily Collegian
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
MEET THE DEAF UTAH TEEN WHO STARS IN THRILLER 'A QUIET PLACE'
“A Quiet Place” stunned audiences and critics alike, garnering over $150 million at the worldwide box office and earning a 95 percent critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The thriller film is the stuff of nightmares, as two parents fight to keep their children safe in a post-apocalyptic world while creatures hunt by sound and slaughter anyone who makes a noise. But for deaf Bountiful actress Millicent Simmonds, it’s been more a dream than a nightmare. / KSL
See Also MILLICENT SIMMONDS: WHY MY 'A QUIET PLACE' CHARACTER MATTERS / Teen Vogue
See Also 'A QUIET PLACE' FALLS INTO A TIRED TROPE ABOUT DEAFNESS / The Huffington Post
YOUNG THUG HONORS HIS DEAF BROTHER IN 'ANYBODY' VIDEO FEATURING NICKI MINAJ
Nicki Minaj is featured on a new track with Young Thug titled "Anybody." The song is from Thug's newly arrived EP Hear No Evil. In February, the Atlanta rapper announced that he'd be taking a break from releasing music in order to honor his deaf brother. But he broke that break with the three song EP. Still, Thugger found an innovative way to pay tribute. / Noisey
Los Angeles, CA
INVENTIVE 'SIGN GENE' CHRONICLES DERRING-DO OF FIRST DEAF SUPERHEROES
One wouldn't normally expect to find such dazzling sound design in a production conceived and directed by a deaf filmmaker, but that's just one of the unexpected surprises surrounding Emilio Insolera's "Sign Gene." Energetically blending elements of "X-Men," "The Da Vinci Code," 007 and martial arts wuxiawhile giving shout-outs to such historical deaf community figures as Laurent Clerc, Alexander Graham Bell and Jean Massieu, the lively experimental sci-fi film, shot in the U.S., Japan and Italy, is an origins story about the "first generation of deaf superheroes." / Los Angeles Times
TRANSLATING SHAKESPEARE FOR BOTH DEAF AND HEARING AUDIENCES
Howie Seago, 64, is bringing his knowledge and experience back to Seattle for Sound Theatre Company's inaugural ASL and English production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which will debut on April 19 at 12th Ave Arts. But rather than being on stage, Seago, who grew up in Tacoma, will be sharing all that he's learned as its co-director. “Finally, the deaf community can see something that was made by one of their own, who understands their language, their feelings, their perspective,” he said. / Crosscut
HOW A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR IS MAKING SURE DEAF COMMUNITY CAN ENJOY LOCAL MUSEUMS
When Oak Hills High School senior Jordan Asman noticed something missing from museums throughout the Tri-State, she dedicated seven months to making sure one -- the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center -- filled the blank space. "When museums give guided tours, the deaf community can't exactly go on them unless they have an interpreter with them," she explained. Interpretation services often come at an extra cost; Asman's app, in which pre-recorded videos provide a guided tour in ASL, is free. / WCPO
TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF STUDENTS BALANCE STUDIES WITH NEW PLAY
The Texas School for the Deaf kicked off their annual high school production Thursday. The play is three months in the making with each student rehearsing for long hours around their busy school schedule. "We knew that they could handle it and they did. They are doing an outstanding job," said Gabrielle Nocciolino, the director of the play. / Spectrum
'SIGN: A SILENT FILM' SPEAKS TO EXPERIENCES OF DEAF COMMUNITY
A love story without spoken dialogue, Adam Wachter’s "Sign: A Silent Film" follows two men named Aaron and Ben as they navigate their relationship through fights and celebrations. The film has a particular focus on their communication, since Aaron is deaf and Ben is hearing. The film is punctuated by several jarring scenes. Ultimately, the film itself serves as cultural commentary on assimilation into an unfamiliar culture. / The Oberlin Review
DEAF CARPENTER USES RECLAIMED WOOD TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL ART, FURNITURE
Dominick Fusco of Kalamazoo may be deaf, but he is bringing new life to old wood. Fusco has transformed a hobby into a thriving business. He started Bearwood Reclaimed five years ago and works out of his garage. "I decided to focus on old things, not new products, old pieces of furniture, reclaimed furniture," says Fusco. / WENY
DEAF ARTIST EXPRESSES WHAT SHE 'HEARS' THROUGH PAINTING
The darkness in these paintings represents the quiet. Bright colors portray loud sounds. The dots show sound being transferred … sometimes broken up ... between the inconsistent noises. Artist Andrea Echavarria, who is deaf, has a cochlear implant, an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the inner ear and provides sound signals to the brain. It's allowed her to explore another world when it comes to her paintings. / Tribune-Review
DEAF BOXER JULIAN SMITH FIGHTS HARD TO BECOME CHICAGO GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMP
Julian Smith’s entire life has been a fight. It hasn’t always been in a ring, but he has been punching back since Day 1. His mother, Natalie Bibbs, had a difficult pregnancy, but Smith fought to be born and won. When he was 6 months old, Smith contracted meningitis but fought to survive and won. Growing up deaf because of the meningitis, Smith fought the stereotypes associated with his disability and won again. / Chicago Sun-Times
Grand Rapids, MI
LOCAL DEAF-BLIND ADVENTURER PARTNERS WITH NONPROFITS TO TRANSCEND BARRIERS
When you’re legally deaf and blind, climbing the seventh highest mountain in the world may seem foolhardy. The same caveat holds true for running in the Boston Marathon, whitewater rafting to the Grand Canyon National Park, hiking the Camino de Santiago from France into Spain, or leading an expedition to the Amazon rainforest. Foolhardy that is, unless you’re Bill Barkeley. The 1980 Catholic Central High School graduate was 27 years old when he was diagnosed with Usher’s Syndrome, an inherited disease that causes progressive hearing and vision loss. / Rapid Growth
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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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