Interpreter Responsibilities

  • Office Hours: Interpreters are expected to be available during their assigned hours.  If changes occur, it is imperative to report to the Marisa Park, Coordinator of Interpreting Services before leaving campus.
  • Inform: Important to keep the Coordinator of Interpreting Services updated on any official changes such as availability, name, address, phone numbers, email, and other pertinent information. 
  • Prep Hour: Approved prep hours by the Supervisor of Interpreting Services involves reading texts used in classes, previewing materials used in classes, viewing video tapes to improve interpreting skills, and other activities to improve interpreting skills.
  • Team Meetings: It is recommended the teams meet at least three times during a semester to discuss classroom materials such as establishing vocabularies. This will help teams develop a professional relationship. Please refer to the Interpreter Team Meeting form (appendix) for ideas, questions, and goals teams may implement in the classroom.
  • Teacher Meeting: At the beginning of each semester, interpreters and their teams are encouraged to approach the instructors to provide information and answer questions. This is an ideal time for interpreters to discuss potential problems that may arise. Teacher Meeting Packets (appendix) are available to present to the instructors. A checklist is included in the packet to address general considerations when working with a Deaf student.
  • Grievance Procedures: Problems in DRS interpreting assignments may arise that cannot be resolved by the parties involved. Interpreters are encouraged to set an appointment with the Manager of Disability Resources & Services, Cindy Jepsen.  Be prepared to bring written document for review and resolution.

More complete information available in the Interpreter's Handbook: Word.doc   |   Acrobat .pdf