Interpreter Education Program Partnership

The Regional Center fosters effective practices in administration and teaching in interpreting education and Deaf studies programs. We host an annual training of administrators to promote communication, cooperation, and exchange of practices and resources among the programs in the region.


A private listserv is available for discussions on topics of special interest to administrators in the region.

We serve as link to National Consortium information and activities.

Our Regional Resources pages offer lists of both Interpreting Education Programs and ASL/Deaf Studies Programs in the NURIEC region.

2014 Annual Program Administrators Training


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A lively, interactive session, this training focused on classroom infusion modules that built upon the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) effective practices work .  Trudy Schafer, National Interpreter Education Center Project Coordinator, provided information on the following modules:

Participants then developed and shared their own specific lesson plans utilizing the classroom modules.

The training was held September 18-19, 2014.

2013 Annual Program Administrators Training


The 2013 Program Administrators Training was held on September 26-27. It opened on Thursday with information on the Mentoring Toolkit and an introduction to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Interview. Participants then learned about the ACTFL Mock Interviews and this discussion continued on the second day.

2012 Annual Program Administrators Training



On September 28 – 29, 2012, representatives from interpreting education and ASL and Deaf studies programs across the region attended an NURIEC sponsored training. On the first day, Jane Hecker-Cain, Director of the IEP at Suffolk County Community College, presented Strategies for Infusing Deaf–Blind Interpreting into Your IEP’s Curriculum. Participants received resources for immediate classroom application.

View the Power Point presentation from the training:  Strategies for Infusing DeafBlind Interpreting into Your IEP’s Curriculum

On the second day of the training, Cathy Cogen and Lillian Garcia Peterkin of the National Interpreter Education Center hosted a lively, interactive World Café on Fostering Student Engagement with Deaf and Deaf-Blind Communities.

2011 Annual Program Administrators Training

The 2011 Program Administrator Training was held on September 15-16. Day one of the training focused on the infusion of healthcare domains and competencies into curricula.

Richard Laurion familiarized participants with the domains and competencies identified in the last grant cycle, introduced strategies for infusion into current curricula, and offered a wide variety of resources including CDs, DVDs, websites, and modules.

View the Power Point presentation from the training:  Healthcare Interpreting:  Domains and Competencies

On day two of the training, Cindy Sanders, Pax McCarthy, and Brenda Schertz presented on the ASL Outcomes Pilot Project, a six-institution collaborative project, to develop standardized assessment of first year ASL student outcomes. The goals of this project are to identify patterns over time in student language use that might be a result of teaching practices and to find areas for potential program improvement.

View the Power Point presentation from the training:  ASL Outcomes