Becoming a commisioner

Becoming a commisioner

CCIE Commissioner Nominations

CCIE is seeking a pool from which new Commissioners may be selected. For more information on nominating yourself or someone else, please contact Sherry Shaw, Chair of the Nominating Committee at sherry.shaw@ccie-accreditation.org.

Overview of the Commissioner Role

CCIE is dedicated to serving the needs of persons who are D/deaf and hard-of-hearing through accreditation and peer-review of interpreter education programs.

CCIE promotes the professional competence of interpreters through fostering a comprehensive Self-Study Review process, measuring those efforts against a set of Academic and Organizational Standards, and conducting an on-site peer review of the applicant program.  The highest achievement an applicant program may receive is Full Accreditation from CCIE.

Commissioners play a critical role in this process. Commissioners are required to:

  • Attend monthly conference calls (2 hours in length)
  • Attend an annual day-long virtual meeting
  • Participate on at least one standing committee of CCIE
  • Participate in at least one Self-Study Rating & on-site visit every two (2) years (dependent on application volume)
  • Actively promote accreditation
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures set forth by CCIE

Composition

CCIE will strive for diversity with a focus on D/deaf people and people of color.
The CCIE will strive to maintain a composition of respected experts such as, but not limited to:

  • Interpreter educator
  • ASL faculty
  • Public member (e.g. accreditation, legal, financial, or academic administration expert)
  • Interpreter practitioner
  • Interpreter education program administrator

Expected Time Commitment

On average, a Commissioner may spend approximately 8-10 hours a month doing the work of CCIE.  During the review process of a Self-Study this workload may increase to 15-20 hours per month. The term is three years and may be renewed.

CCIE’s Mission Statement

The Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education promotes professionalism in the field of interpreter education through:

  • The development and revision of interpreter education standards,
  • The encouragement of excellence in program development,
  • The accreditation of interpreter education programs that lead to an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree,
  • A national and international dialogue on the preservation and advancement of standards in the field of interpreter and higher education, and
  • The application of the knowledge, skills and ethics of the profession.

Application Process and Timeline

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. To Apply, please submit the following items:

Review Process:

  • Applicants will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on an as needed basis, depending on the vacated seats of Commissioners.
  • Candidates will be presented to the Board of CCIE at their monthly meetings as needed.