Please adhere to all due dates on your class schedule. Exams are given only during the pre-assigned examination period (see “5. Exams and Quizzes” below right). Except for extremely exceptional instances, a make-up exam will not be available. Giving a make-up exam is unfair to those students who have made the effort to complete the exam on time.
Work schedules, out-of-town trips, or dating habits are not valid excuses for missing exams. If you must miss an assignment, please see me before the exam day to discuss your conflict. Final exams cannot be given early or on any other date than what is proscribed by the College. Please don’t ask.
All papers are to be typewritten; no handwritten papers will be accepted.
You may also want to look at what kind of performance is expected on submitted postings and evaluations.
|Student-teacher contract||10 points|
|Chapter outlines||90 points
(9 outlines; 10 pts. each)
|Response Papers/Blog postings||80 points
(2 posts; 40 points each)
|Midterm evaluation||10 points|
(2 exams; 100 points each)
|Final Exam||130 points|
|Deaf Community Experiences||(as completed; 20 points each)|
|Quizzes||(as needed; 10 points each)|
You want me to do what? For these assignments, you should seek out Deaf Community- or interpreter-related activities. Your best resource is the main gathering place for most of the Deaf and interpreting community in Weber, Salt Lake, and Utah Counties, the Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf in Taylorsville. There are activities constantly taking place here, ranging from athletics to political meetings to interpreting workshops. Check the Center for 1) a current list of activities and 2) ask if it is appropriate that students may attend a certain activity. Fees may apply. And, when it comes to privacy, Deaf people are no different than hearing people; ask first before just assuming you can show up to any activity.
Other resources can be found at Salt Lake Community College (Redwood Road campus) or here in Utah County; BYU, UVU, and SLCC have active, on-going, on-campus ASL clubs; UVU has periodic inservice for its interpreters. You may even have Deaf friends who are students here at UVU or BYU. Explain your assignment to them, and ask what activities may be happening around the area.
Take advantage of your participation to obtain real-life practical experience in relation to interpreting opportunities within the Deaf Community. Interact with people—get involved, ask questions, take opportunities to learn. Make your experience unique and worthwhile. If you need to, ask the instructor for direction and/or clarification. At the end of these experience, write about your interactions.
What this assignment is not. The purpose of this assignment is not to gaze into the proverbial fishbowl nor see how many Deaf people you can hang out and party with (although new social experiences may be a fringe benefit at times.) Your participation in the community for which you may someday provide interpreting services is contingent on your perceived relationship with the community. Instead of looking for “how do you sign that?” opportunities or just hanging out at league volleyball night, look for ways to build reciprocity, learn about and challenge current situations where interpreters are working, and get in tune with the local interpreting community.
Note: Because Utah and Salt Lake Counties are predominantly heavily Latter-day Saint (LDS) populated, many Deaf community activities are also religious activities. It is not an acceptable alternative for this assignment to attend Deaf church services; your involvement and interaction at a church meeting is not indicative of a typical Deaf Community function. If, however, you wish to investigate religious services as one of your assignments, please discuss your intent with the instructor.