Member Vote on CIT Name

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Hello CIT members:
The results are in! You have suggested names and we have narrowed down the results.

Background:

Back in 2014 in Portland, the following motion was made:
Motion 3: To task the board, or a committee designated by the board, with putting an electronic vote to the membership, providing the following choices:

  1. Keep the organization name as is.
  2. Change the organization name to another name that also has the acronym CIT, such as the Consortium of Interpreting Teachers.
  3. Change the organization name to something that does not have the acronym CIT.

Made by: Xenia Woods
Seconded by: Ali Ann Artis
Motion carried: 37-23 (C:14:03 )

Based on this motion, prior to the 2016 Business Meeting, a survey was disseminated to determine if members wanted to change the name of CIT. The majority of the members who responded affirmatively, that they would like to change the name of CIT.
In 2017 a survey was sent out to the membership to solicit ideas for what the new name of CIT may be. Members responded and there were several names provided, some of them were similar.  The board members then chose five names they liked from the list. Those five in addition to the current name are up for vote.
Please understand that there is a fiscal impact associated with changing the name of CIT.  Although an exact number for the fiscal impact has not yet been determined, it will most likely be a several thousands of dollars. We would like members to consider this as they choose what name they feel best fits the organization.  CIT strives to be inclusive of educators who work at colleges and universities teaching ASL and interpreting courses as well as researchers, workshop presenters, and mentors. All of these people play an integral role in educating future interpreters whether inside or outside of the classroom, all of these roles are trainers of interpreters.
Your vote is important and we ask you take the time to vote for what name you feel best represents CIT as an organization.  This survey will be available until midnight on August 12th.
Here are the options:

  • Consortium of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)
  • National Association of ASL Interpreter Education (NAASLIE)
  • Conference of Interpreter Researchers and Educators (CIRE)
  • Keep CIT as is.
    (Another option, National Association of Interpreter Educators (NAIE), was removed because a member pointed out that the National Association of Interpreters in Education already use this acronym)

Thank you!

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