Draft 2018 Business Meeting

DRAFT

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

Business Meeting

Salt Lake City, Utah

November 2, 2018

 

  1. Call to order

 

Meeting called to order at 8:52 am by President, Leslie Greer

 

  1. Roll Call – Quorum

We have 68 people at the business meeting. Quorum is met.

 

  1. CIT in Memoriam
    1. We recognize leaders that are no longer with us, Dennis Cokely, Bernard Bragg and Gerald “Bummy” Burstein

 

  1. Awards
    1. Scholarship -Brenda Nicodemus
    2. Mentoring – Robin O’Brien

 

  1. Parliamentary Procedure and Voting Procedures

 

  1. Andy Lange explained parliamentary procedure rules for the business meeting as written in the Standing Rules.

 

  1. Jay Krieger explained the procedures for voting.

 

  1. Approve Standing Rules

 

Motion 1 (C:18:01):

I move to accept the standing rules as written in the CIT 21st Biennial Conference Program book (p. 71).

Rationale: Procedural in nature

Fiscal Impact: None

Made by: Carole Lazorisak

Seconded by: Kim Kurz

 

Amended:

 I move to accept the standing rules as revised “remove voting cards and put in clickers” in #8 and in #9 remove the word “transliterators” in the CIT 21st Biennial Conference Program book (p. 71).

Amended by Janice Cagan-Teuber, LaTanya Jones

Amendment Passed

Motion Carried (C:18:01)

 

  1. 2016 Business Meeting Minutes

 

Motion 2 (C:18:02): I move to accept the 2016 Business meeting minutes which were reviewed by Eve West, Patty Gordon, and Kim Bates

Rationale: Procedural in nature

Fiscal Impact: None

Made by:  Kim Bates

Seconded by: Kim Kurz

Motion Carried (C:18:02)

 

 

  1. Board Reports

 

Each of the board members and directors gave a report on their activities of the past two years.

Christine Monikowski – came up with questions related to plans to balance the budget.

Patty Lessard answered the question that we never exceeded the operating costs and the budget is submitted. In that we look at the past year, current year for projections on the coming years. If we feel that there is a reduction of income then we will make reductions such as board members not attending conferences.

 

  1. Unfinished Business
  • Motions 3-5 will be addressed with the bylaw revisions. Right now a bylaws committee is reviewing these motions in addition to
  • Motion 3

Remove the position Director of Membership

Rationale: The duties have been allocated to a contractor who will handle all membership dues and the database.

Fiscal Impact: none

Motion maker name: Kellie Stewart

Motion Seconded name:  Carole Lazorisak

Motion Carried: (C:16:03) and referred to the Bylaws Committee as this will necessitate an amendment to the Bylaws which when drafted will need to be put to a vote by the members.

 

 

  • Motion 4

Motion: Change the name of the Director of Communications and Technology to the Director of Technology

Rationale: This position focuses on the utilization of technology and the communications portion will be moved to a new position.

Fiscal Impact: none

Motion maker name: Kim Kurz

Motion Seconded name: Patricia Lessard

Motion Carried: (C:16: 04) and it was referred to the Bylaws Committee as this will necessitate an amendment to the Bylaws which when drafted will need to be put to a vote

 

  • Motion 5

Motion: Create the position Director of Communication and Member Relations

Rationale: The purpose of this position is to have a Board position focused on enhancing communication and building a relationship with membership to ensure participation of members in CIT.

Fiscal Impact: none

Motion maker name: Kellie Stewart

Motion Seconded name:  Carole Lazorisak

Motion Carried: (C:16:05) and it was referred to the Bylaws Committee as this will necessitate an amendment to the Bylaws which when drafted will need to be put to a vote

 

  • Motions 6 and 7 are related to IJIE. For motion 6, CIT made the IJIE open source so anyone can access it. A creative Commons License was obtained for the IJIE. For Motion 7 non-members can access all of the Conference Proceedings for $30/month.

 

  • Motion 6

Motion: I move CIT make all titles, abstracts, authors’ names, and years of conference proceedings available to scholarly internet-based queries such as, but not limited to, Google Scholar prior to the 2018 conference.

 

Rationale: CIT Proceedings historically contain some of the earliest research in and/or related to interpreter pedagogy that is not published elsewhere. These early/preliminary findings are important for the present generation of researchers to find while conducting literature searches with modern technology.

 

Fiscal Impact: unknown

 

Motion maker name: Kim Bates

Motion Seconded name:  Mary High

 

Motion Carried: (C:16:06) and referred to Director of Research Publications

 

 

  • Motion 7

Motion: I move CIT make individual proceeding articles available for non-members to download for a nominal fee.

Rationale: Individuals conducting such searches may not be CIT members, and therefore need some other means of accessing the textual contents of the entire article(s).

Fiscal Impact: The maker of the motion does not know what the potential fiscal impact of making proceeding contents available for internet search query returns might be; however, she suggests that the fee per article download be established such that costs are offset.

Motion maker name: Kim Bates

Motion Seconded name:  Mary High

Motion Carried: (C:16:07) referred to director of research publications

  • A survey of various names was sent out and the membership voted to keep the name CIT.

 

  • Motion 8

Motion: I move for consideration that the name of Conference of Interpreter Trainers be changed to “Conference of Interpreting Sciences: Teaching, Research and Practice”

Rationale: This has been a long discussed issue and a name change is something more reflective of our membership and professional work is desired by the majority of CIT members. The proposed name better reflects who we are today.

Fiscal Impact: Estimate of less than $2,500 to change business registration, we and print information

Motion maker name: Richard Laurion

Motion Seconded name:  Paula Gajewski Mickelson

 

 

Amendment adding “and translation” by Kim Kurz and Lewana Clark – amendment passes

“Conference of Interpreting and Translation Sciences: Teaching, Research and Practice”

Amendment passed

Amend title to:

Conference of Interpreting and Translation Studies: Teaching, Research and Practice

 

Stacey Storme and Steven Stubbs

 

Mary High: Refer the whole motion to the Board for discussion and to bring back to the 2018 conference seconded by Jessica Bentley-Sassaman

 

Motion Carried: (C:16:07) 23 to 4. Referred to the Board for discussion; a survey will be sent out with various names and ideas for names. Then the names will be voted on. Based on the most popular names, a final survey will be sent out for members to vote on the top name.

 

 

 

  1. New Business

 

Motion 3 (C:18:03): I move that individuals/groups who are chosen to present at the CIT conference NOT be required to submit for the CIT proceedings.

Rationale: Some presentations may not be conducive to submitting an article for the proceedings, i.e., panel discussions, emerging research. In addition, some of the presenters who were chosen, later withdrew due to this requirement.

Fiscal Impact: None

Made by: Cindy Volk

Seconded by: Amy June Rowley

 

Amended

 I move that individuals/groups who are chosen to present at the CIT conference have options on how to submit for the CIT proceedings.

Rationale: It is important to have a record of all the presentation that occurred during CIT conference for the benefit of those who did not attend the conference and for historical documentation.

 

Made by:Eve West

Seconded: Patty Lessard

Amendment Passed

 

 

Amended:

I move that individuals/groups who are chosen to present at the CIT conference have options on how to submit for the CIT proceedings after the conference happens.

Rationale: Because we are last minute people. Often ideas continually change over time and the creation of the presentation happens over time so we can not document what happens until after it happens. It should be after the conference.

Made by: Amy Williamson

Seconded: Jeff Pollock

Amendment Passed

Final Motion: I move that individuals/groups who are chosen to present at the CIT conference have options on how to submit for the CIT proceedings after the conference happens.

Motion Carried (C:18:03)

 

 

 

 

 

Motion 4 (C:18:04): I move that CIT develop a suggested curriculum for Interpreter Training Programs.

Rationale: It would help with consistency and be a tool for programs to justify modifications.

Fiscal Impact: None

Made by: J. Eric Driskill

Seconded by: Dr. Carolyn Ball

Amended:

I move that CIT establish a learning house for curriculum for Interpreter Training Programs

Rationale: CIT should not have to re-invent the wheel but provide a repository for what already exists. There are some colleges and interpreting programs that are aware of the resources, people are willing to have new ideas and flexibility if there was a place to share and disseminate the ideas.

Made by: Steven Stubbs

Seconded by: Janice Cagan-Teuber

Amendment Failed

Main motion Failed (C:18:04)

 

 

 

 

Motion 5 (C:18:05): I move that CIT establishes an ad hoc committee to further develop criteria for Awards.

 

Rationale: This is to enable transparency.

Fiscal Impact: None

Made by: Eileen Forestal

Seconded by: Samond Bishara

 

Motion Carried (C:18:05)

 

 

Motion 6 (C:18:06): Establish a Task Force to explore the feasibility of a Certification of Interpreter Educators.

Rationale: Standards of educators who teaching interpreting have been developed in 2005 and revised 2018. Having such certification will raise the bar for interpreter education programs as well as those who teach interpreting. Such a certification will bring noticeable recognition to the profession of interpreter educators as well as those who provide in-service training and professional development workshops. This is timely as there is a need to make critical changes in the profession of interpreter education, namely those who are responsible for the quality of instruction and to assure that the standards utilized by CCIE are applied consistently throughout all programs. Particular attention must be given to how certification can be designed in order to increase diversity within the ranks of professional educators.

Fiscal Impact: Unknown. The Task Force may need to spend some intensive time together, and require some staff support.

Made by: Eileen Forstal

Seconded by: Stephanie Jo Kent

Motion Carried (C:18:06)

 

 

Motion 7 (C:18:07): Set up a task force to explore possibilities of unionization.

Rationale: Whenever it happens, interpreting is an intervention in social structures of oppression. The spread of interpreting services to new populations and more languages is progressive and evolutionary. Regardless of political beliefs, “being an interpreter” and “doing interpreting” is professional behavior that supports democracy, independence, and empowerment. At this time in human history, threatened with extinction, fear-mongering, and increasing acts of individual violence, it is time to make explicit, unambiguous alliances with the 99% of humanity that wants to survive and thrive.

Fiscal Impact: Minimal: Support for video conference calls, some time from the Technology person to generate and distribute a survey or two.

Made by: Stephanie Jo Kent

Seconded by: Eileen Forestal

Motion failed (C:18:07)

 

 

Motion 8 (C:18:08): Be it moved, CIT create an ad hoc committee on financial planning. The Committee will work with the Treasurer and Board to investigate possible future revenue streams that will support the Association’s interest and support future activities that complement the funds currently realized via membership dues and/or fees. The Committee will provide a report to the membership at the 2020 CIT Conference in Minneapolis.

 

Rationale: While CIT is a not-for-profit, the designation is a tax status designation and should not be the goal of the association. We believe it is fiscally responsible to create a balanced biennial budget that responds to the financial needs of the association.  If finances are not keeping pace with CIT’s desire:

 

  • To promote quality interpreter education;

 

  • To provide professional development opportunities for interpreter educators;

 

  • To develop liaisons with other disciplines and organizations interacting with the interpreting field;

 

  • To provide an organizational structure for interpreter educators;

 

  • To provide a vehicle for sharing information. (CIT Purpose statement)

A financial planning ad hoc committee may help.

 

We believe we have the talent and knowledge among our members to create a committee who may be able to help the association reach its annual financial goals.

 

Made by: Richard Laurion

Seconded by: Bridget Sabatke

Motion carried (C:18:08)

 

 

  1. Nominations for 2019

 

President:

One person was nominated prior to the conference: Jessica Bentley-Sassaman

There were no nominations from the floor for president.

Jessica Bentley-Sassaman was voted in as president of CIT

 

Secretary:

One person was nominated prior to the conference: Stephen Fitzmaurice

 

One nomination was from the floor: Rebecca Minor by Carole Lazorisak and the nomination was accepted

Stephen Fitzmaurice won the election

 

  1. 2022 Conference Hosts
    1. Brian Morrison nominated Philadelphia

 

The winner is: Philadelphia in 2022! Congratulations

 

  1. 2020 Conference Host – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

 

  1. Announcements

 

  1. The meeting was adjourned at 12:19 pm.

 

 

Reviewers were: Stephen Fitzmaurice, Kimberly Bates, and Bridget Sabatke