The Leadership and Supervision Certificate Program (LSCP) is a 4-course series (12 semester hours of credit) of specialized coursework designed for individuals working in or aspiring to positions as lead interpreters, mentors, supervisors or leaders within an interpreting system. It is a series designed to provide students with effective strategies and tools for addressing and managing real-world issues and challenges faced in a variety of fast-growing and rapidly-changing contexts. Problem-solving and decision-making will be enhanced through the critical examination of cutting-edge research, theories and practice. Students will be prepared to apply systems analysis to better understand the complexities of various interpreting systems.
This series is available for both undergraduate and graduate credit.
- Typically the LSCP runS in 2 year cycle -beginning with a 1-month online orientation class, followed by sequenced coursework. Applicants who choose to take a specific course(s) will not have the benefit of this class, as it will not be offered out of sequence. Instructors have limited time to assist, leaving you responsible to learn and maneuver through our virtual classroom, Blackboard.
- While students successfully complete course(s) out of sequence and will have accredited courses on transcript, they may not be able to earn the program certificate. These programs are offered on a rotating schedule based on interest and we are unable, at this time, to guarantee when a missed course(s) will be offered again in the future. If the program is offered in the future students who entered the program out of sequence will have the opportunity to pick up those classes necessary to complete the series and receive the program certificate.
- Specific courses do have pre-requisites that will be important to note. For example, you cannot takeINTR 460/560: Ethics in Leadership without successfully completing INTR 405/505 & INTR 406/506. If you choose to take a course(s), there may be a period of time that you must wait until you can take another course. Reviewing the program series below will be helpful in making your decision.
Candidates interested in enrolling in specific coursework(s) must complete and submit all application materials below. Candidates will be notified of acceptance status within six weeks of the application deadline dates.
First of its kind program meeting emerging needs
Formal online classes including readings and discussion
Professional peers and program staff from across the nation
Four semesters of online courses preparing individuals for leadership and supervision roles in the field of ASL -English Interpretation
12 undergraduate or graduate credits from the University of Northern Colorado
18 RID CEU's
Certificate of Professional Studies awarded upon successful completion
Online Orientation class ($100):
Supervision of Interpreting Systems (3 credits)
This course focuses on supervision of interpreting systems. Students examine core skills shared by supervisors and analyze strategies that promote effective communication and resolve conflict in the workplace.
Leadership in Interpreting (3 credits)
This course introduces the major theories and concepts of leadership and their application to the field of interpreting and explores the link between leadership, ethics, and values.
Ethics in Leadership (3 credits)
Pre-req’s: INTR 405/505 & INTR 406/506
This course will address the central issues of moral philosophy from the perspective of leadership studies. This course assumes that many familiar, abstract moral problems are made concrete in the exercise of leadership. One aim of this course will be to work through general ethical problems as these problems take on a particular guise in leadership contexts. The course also seeks to identify and understand moral challenges that are peculiar to leadership studies.
Conducting Diagnostic Assessments (3 credits)
This course provides supervisors of interpreters, lead interpreters and/or mentors with a common system for conducting skills performance assessments. The ultimate goal of skills assessment is to guide and facilitate the skill development activities of working interpreters. The systematic approaches taught in this course are based on miscue/error and feature analysis. Patterns of errors can be related to language and/or interpreting performance, and then used to determine skill development priorities. The system, tools and resources needed to implement effective diagnostic assessments are the focus of this course.
- Describe and discuss the nature and form of interpreting systems
- Discuss and apply the principles of effective supervision within various interpreting systems and learning organizations
- Examine the implications of one's leadership style as it pertains to the nature of leadership within interpreting
- Apply knowledge of leadership theory to the analysis of leadership case studies within the field of interpreting
- Evaluate samples of interpreting performance in preparation for analysis
- Synthesize data from error analysis into patterns of performance
- Develop an intellectually sophisticated view of the relationship between morality and self-interest and, in particular, of the ways in which relationships are manifested in the exercise of leadership
Participants in this program must have the following:
- Internet access with highest speed possible
- Email address
- Windows 2000 or higher
- Microsoft Office
- Access to a DVD player
- Access to a DVD digital camcorder for taping skills work during
the distance mentoring course component
Costs for the 2008-2009 Leadership & Supervision Certificate Program are:
$300 per credit hour for undergraduate credit (instate and out-of state),
$350 per credit hour for graduate credit (instate and out-of state),
Future costs will be influenced by University
and State policy.
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