The executive board is elected by the membership every two years. These are the responsibilities described in our bylaws.
The President shall:
- Preside at all meetings of the organization and of the Board of Directors;
- Appoint chairs of all standing committees not otherwise provided in the By-Laws;
- Report at least twice a year to the membership on the state of the organization;
- Cast the deciding vote in case of a tie, except in elections;
- Be ex-officio member of all committees;
- Act as a mentor to the newly elected President for one year after the term of office has ended.
The Vice-President shall:
- Preside in the place of the President whenever needed (i.e. in case of absence, resignation, death or
delegation of authority by the President);
- Not be ex-officio member of all committees in the absence of the President;
- Act as a mentor to the newly elected Vice-President for one year after the term of office has ended;
- Chair the By-Laws Committee.
The Secretary shall:
- Keep accurate and complete minutes of all meetings of the organization and the Board of Directors;
- Maintain a file of all papers belonging to the organization;
- Superintend the publication of the same if so ordered by the Board meetings of the organization;
- Conduct the general correspondence of the organization;
- Notify each member of the Board regarding the location and time of Board meetings of the organization;
- Inform the membership regarding the location and time of the biennial Convention and business meeting;
- Within 30 days of any meeting, send minutes of the business which transpired to the Board, in the case of Board meetings; and to the membership, in the case of a general business meeting;
- Follow guidelines for recording of minutes as approved by the Board;
- Act as a mentor to the newly elected Secretary for one year after the term of office has ended.
The Treasurer shall:
- Maintain regular contact with the Financial Records manager;
- May take on all or part of the responsibilities listed in Article 5: Appointments, Section 5. 1, Financial Records Manager, as the Board may determine appropriate;
- Receive all monies belonging to the organization;
- Submit an annual operating budget to the Board;
- Submit a five-year plan;
- Design and manage a biennial convention budget;
- Act as a mentor to the newly elected Treasurer for one year after the term of office has ended;
- File papers of incorporation annually.
These positions are appointed by the Board of Directors.
The Director of Communications & Technology shall:
- Promote the use of distance learning technology;
- Establish a mechanism to ensure effective communication with members;
- Publish a list of interpreting programs on the website;
- Publish a directory of consultants as a searchable database on the website;
- Initiate joint website endeavors between CIT and other organizations.
The Director of Membership shall:
- Establish an ad hoc committee to work with the Membership
- Coordinator to develop a membership services program and membership recruitment program;
- Increase membership by providing member-only benefits;
- Increase the number of institutional members by defining the benefits of that category of membership;
- Develop a members-only site on the web.
The Director of Public Relations & Outreach shall:
- Promote the involvement of qualified faculty and mentors from diverse backgrounds in interpreter education, especially Deaf/deaf faculty;
- Establish entry and exit standards for interpreting program students;
- Promote the establishment of graduate level teacher education programs;
- Develop a strong relationship between CIT, RID, and other stakeholders;
- Develop a strong partnership with ASLTA.
- Develop working relationships with other foreign language teachers and organizations;
- Develop public relations contacts and materials;
- Establish a teacher/mentor recognition program;
- Increase diversity among CIT members and interpreter educators;
- Develop avenues for communication and exchange with other organizations and their members and CIT and its members;
- Carry out an exchange of information between the Boards and members of those organizations and the CIT Board and members.
The Director of Professional Development shall:
- Promote the involvement of qualified faculty and mentors from diverse backgrounds in interpreter education, especially Deaf/deaf faculty through workshops;
- Provide portfolio information for CIT members;
- Host Biennial conventions;
- Provide professional development opportunities for interpreter educators;
- Sponsor teacher institute on effective teaching;
- Provide a resource link on the website describing portfolio assessment and offering suggestions on how to informally begin accruing documentation of teaching experience and professional development activities.
- Work toward sponsoring sister organization conferences;
- Plan and administer any convention with the approval of the Board of Directors;
- Six months prior to any convention, report to the Board of Directors on all preliminary arrangements made for the convention;
- Solicit bids for the next site and make recommendations to the membership for approval;
- Oversee the Mary Stotler Award Committee, which shall advertise and select the recipient in cooperation with RID Awards Committee of the award;
- Assist with convention program planning;
- Conduct periodic membership surveys to determine professional development needs;
- Arrange pre-convention courses.
The Director of Research & Publications shall:
- Publish a list of colleges and universities that have completed the Self Study Review process;
- Promote the involvement of qualified faculty and mentors from diverse backgrounds in interpreter education, especially Deaf/deaf faculty; Deaf faculty and mentors in interpreter education;
- Publish a Journal of Teaching Interpretation;
- Provide funding and information to those individuals researching the interpreting and teaching process;
- Establish a publishing arm of CIT and a peer review committee;
- Recruit submissions from members to contribute to the CIT News;
- Include information on teaching and teaching interpreting in the CIT News;
- Provide a CIT newsletter, website, and Convention Proceedings;
- Increase professional publications on effective Teaching;
- Provide a published historical overview of CIT;
- Expand the task analysis of teaching interpreting in The 1984 CIT Conference Proceedings;
- Create a joint CIT-ASLTA Journal of Teaching;
- Exchange newsletters and articles with ASLTA.