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ITR 209 - Interp/Trans Ethics II

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
In-depth analysis and application of interpreter and translator codes of ethics including accuracy, representation of qualifications, avoidance of conflicts of interest, professional demeanor, confidentiality, maintaining a proper role, competency, reporting ethical violations, professional development, disciplinary procedures and cultural advocacy. Model scenarios are used for developing and applying ethical judgments.
Prerequisite: Complete a minimum of three 200-level ITR courses
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the duty of impartiality and avoidance of conflicts of interest
    1. Identify problems of partiality and conflicts of interest in model scenarios.
    2. Discuss and evaluate possible solutions to problems of partiality and conflicts of interest
    3. Choose best solution to problem and justify it based on ethical principles.
    4. Present rationale in well-written, one-page reflection.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the need for professional demeanor.
    1. Identify problems of lack of professional demeanor in model scenarios.
    2. Discuss and evaluate possible solutions to problems of lack of professional demeanor
    3. Choose best solution to problem and justify it based on ethical principles.
    4. Present rationale in well-written, one-page reflection.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the duty of confidentiality.
    1. Identify problems of breaches of confidentiality in model scenarios.
    2. Discuss and evaluate possible solutions to problems of breaches of confidentiality
    3. Choose best solution to problem and justify it based on ethical principles
    4. Present rationale in well-written, one-page reflection.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the duty of accuracy and completeness.
    1. Identify problems of accuracy and completeness in model scenarios.
    2. Discuss and evaluate possible solutions to problems of accuracy and completeness
    3. Choose best solution to problem and justify it based on ethical principles.
    4. Present rationale in well-written, one-page reflection.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the limitation of scope of practice.
    1. Identify problems of scope of practice in model scenarios.
    2. Discuss and evaluate possible solutions to problems of scope of practice
    3. Choose best solution to problem and justify it based on ethical principles.
    4. Present rationale in well-written, one-page reflection.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of the duty of assessing and reporting impediments to performance
    1. Identify problems of assessing and reporting impediments to performance in model scenarios
    2. Discuss and evaluate possible solutions to problems of assessing and reporting impediments to performance
    3. Choose best solution to problem and justify it based on ethical principles
    4. Present rationale in well-written, one-page reflection.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the duty to report ethical violations
    1. Identify problems of ethical violations in model scenarios.
    2. Discuss and evaluate possible solutions to problems of ethical violations
    3. Choose best solution to problem and justify it based on ethical principles.
    4. Present rationale in well-written, one-page reflection.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of the duty to pursue professional development.
    1. Identify at least two avenues for obtaining professional development locally
    2. Discuss and evaluate types of professional development needed by interpreters and translators.
    3. Develop an Action Plan for professional development goals.
  9. Identify disciplinary procedures for interpreters and translators in local jurisdiction.
    1. Identify the agency or institution governing interpreter/translator discipline.
    2. Describe the procedures for initiating disciplinary proceedings.
    3. Identify the due-process protections for the complainant and the respondent.
    4. Describe the possible outcomes of a disciplinary process
  10. Explore the issues of cultural advocacy as related to codes of ethics
    1. Define the concept of cultural advocacy.
    2. Describe the controversy surrounding cultural advocacy in interpretation situations
    3. Incorporate examples of appropriate or inappropriate cultural advocacy to ethics scenarios and personal reflections
    4. Present a justification for or against cultural advocacy in a well-written, one page reflection



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