Diversity in Higher Education: Starting the Discussion, Part II

September 17, 2019 | 6-8 PM ET


Hosted by RID

This workshop will add on to “Diversity in Higher Educations: Starting the Discussion, Part I” on diverse cultural perspectives in the classrooms by utilizing videos and discussions around experiences of diverse Deaf and hearing people from interviews done by the presenter. Educators will learn how to analyze their thoughts surrounding cross-cultural information, people, and perspectives. They will learn how to discuss culturally relevant issues for Deaf and hearing People of Colore (POC) communities and how they can add diverse perspectives into their teaching which may impact the interpreting process and consumer satisfaction.

After completing this course, learner will be able to:

  1. List three reasons teachers may avoid discussing issues related to the POC communities in the classroom, and list the benefits of those discussions.
  2. Describe the importance of including all consumer’s experiences, including POC’s when selecting teaching materials for future interpreters.
  3. Articulate three specific ways of engaging in culturally rich conversations with a peer r in class with students regarding culturally sensitive topics.

Presenter Information

Royce Carpenter, M.A., NIC Master

Royce Carpenter, M.A., NIC Master is the Interpreter Education Program coordinator at Columbus State Community College. She interprets in a variety of settings. Royce has worked in the role of VRS interpreter, conference interpreter, workshop presenter, conference coordinator, and mentor.

Royce holds a RID NIC Master certification, an Associate’s degree in INterpreting/Transliterating from Columbus State Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Wilberforce Univesity, and a Master’s degree in Interpreting Studies from Western Oregon University.

In August 2017, Royce traveled to Ghana to teach at the University of Education, Winneba with an amazing team from Western Oregon University.


**This webinar will be conducted in ASL and recorded for future viewing by RID members.

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