SVRS Excellence and Innovation in Interpreter Education Award Innovator Showcase featuring Augustana University

March 3 – 4, 2017
VRSII, Salt Lake City

Augustana University is honored to be the recipient of the 2016 SVRS® Excellence and Innovation in Interpreter Education Award, and will be featured in the 2017 Innovation Showcase, on the VRSII campus. Known as the "place for possibilities," Augustana features a sign language interpreting program that has achieved an outstanding reputation. With a state-of-the-art language lab, four Deaf lab staff and professors – who together have more than 125 years of professional interpreting experience, IEP students have access six days a week to native sign language users and experienced interpreters.

The 2017 Showcase, "Think Outside the Box," will exhibit the importance of innovation in the continually-evolving climate of interpreter education. Augustana faculty, staff and students will demonstrate several novel concepts currently infused in the sign language interpreting program, while providing examples of courses, lessons and ideas that have proven successful. This foundation of authentic learning teaches students that critical thinking is the key to success.