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Kathleen Szczepanek

Principal Lecturer
Department of Business Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-286-4670
Office Location
60-2783
Office Mailing Address
NTID Business Studies

Kathleen Szczepanek

Principal Lecturer
Department of Business Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Instructional/Support Faculty

Education

AAS, AS, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-286-4670

Currently Teaching

NBUS-213
3 Credits
This course introduces ethical issues facing the workplace. Students will learn about common work-related ethical issues, and evaluate problems concerning professional conduct and moral conflict. Students will also learn what ethical behavior is, how to recognize ethical behavior, and how to model ethical behavior in the workplace. Individual, organizational and societal needs will be taken into consideration during the students’ decision-making process
NAST-225
3 Credits
This course provides students with a basic knowledge of graphics on a windows platform. Students will be introduced to basic design principles and develop the ability to choose, modify and effectively use appropriate graphics for a variety of communication formats. Students will be required to produce an e-portfolio to document the skills learned in the AST program.
NAST-240
3 Credits
This course provides students with an opportunity to prepare for employment through a formal mentoring experience, team presentation, and guest presentations. Topics for discussion are project management, assertiveness training, leadership styles, effective one-on-one interpersonal and electronic communication, protocol for working with an interpreter, and lifelong learning as necessary for job success. Through weekly meetings with their mentors, students will share responsibility for interactions, establish a learning relationship, increase self-direction, and gain a greater understanding of the workplace.
NAST-230
3 Credits
This course focuses on conceptual and technical approaches to desktop publishing and graphic design as applied to office communications. Emphasis is on the use of design principles related to color, space, text, and images in preparation of digital design layouts. Students will be required to enhance their AST e-portfolio using desktop publishing and web design skills acquired in this course.

Select Scholarship

Invited Keynote/Presentation
Szczepanek, Kathleen M. "How Student Feedback Helped Shape My Teaching--Early Term Feedback (ETF)." Council of the American Instructors of the Deaf 2013. National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 28 Jun. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Szczepanek, Kathleen M. "Business Ethics: How to Develop Ethical Awareness and Introspection in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students." 2011 CAID National Conference. Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf. Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle, Fort Worth, TX. 21 Jun. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Published Conference Proceedings
Parker, Mary Beth and Kathleen M. Szczepanek. "e-Portfolio for Tech Savvy Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Learners." Proceedings of the Association for Research in Business Education: Delta Pi Epsilon 2012 National Conference. Ed. Dr. Margaret J. Erthal. Reston, VA: Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2012. Print.
Szczepanek, Kathleen M. "Business Ethics and Deaf Hard-of-Hearing Students: How to Develop Ethical Awareness and Introspection." Proceedings of the Association for Research in Business Education: Delta Pi Epsilon 2012 National Conference. Ed. Dr. Margaret J. Erthal. Reston, VA: Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, Inc., 2012. Print.
Journal Paper
Szczepanek, Kathleen M. "Business Ethics: How to Develop Ethical Awareness and Introspection in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students." Teaching Ethics - The Journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum 13. 1 (2012): 17-35. Print.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Clark, C. College Experiences: Education, Technology & Friendship. By Catherine C. Clark, Kathleen M. Szczepanek, and Erika Israel. Jul. 2011. Northeast Cochlear Implant Convention, Sturbridge, MA. Exhibit.