Welcome to our website for Interpreting students! The purpose of this website is to support your success by providing accurate and helpful information and resources related to our program, department, and interpreting. This web site provides you with a one-stop source of information that will help you navigate through the Interpreting program: information such as course descriptions, department policies, information on deaf events, lab and tutoring schedules, and more. Please visit this site often to keep current.
I’d like to extend a warm welcome all returning students and to our new class of 2017 students. We are so glad you have chosen to study at NTID/RIT.
We have one of the largest bodies of Interpreting faculty/staff, and one of the largest ASL/Interpreting departments in the world, right here on our campus! In addition, we have a large group of deaf students attending RIT/NTID from all over the world. These combined assets provide some of the best opportunities for our Interpreting program students, and we invite you to take advantage of the many activities and amazing resources we have here on campus!
As your chair, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of interacting with deaf people, including the ASL tutors and with deaf students, faculty, and staff during the Pulse Happy Hour hosted by the NTID Student Congress (NSC) on Fridays. Please do make every effort and take advantage of every opportunity you can to grow in American Sign Language skills and increase your understanding of Deaf Culture.
In the near future, you will be hearing about a social event with me. It will be an opportunity for me to meet and to get to know all of you.
As always, please feel free to email me, or stop by to say hi, and let me know how you are doing. I look forward to being part of your rich educational experience here in the ASL-English Interpretation Program at NTID. Thank you for visiting our website!
Dr. Kim Brown Kurz
Assistant Professor and Chairperson
Dept. of American Sign Language & Interpreting Education
ASLIE Mission Statement (pdf)
Looking for an event in the Deaf community? There is a link to the Rochester Recreation Club of the Deaf and other local organizations' web sites on our News & Event page. You can click the link to find out events they are hosting, such as a Super Bowl party. Check it out!