Ashman, Marinda
Title:
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Office:
LC406g
Phone:
801-863-7227
Fax:
801-863-6445
Mail Code:
275
Last Updated: 8/20/14 -

Hi! Welcome to my personal page. Most personal pages are pretty much just a curriculum vitae. Mine has my vitae but I am going to add a little narrative as well.

 

Let me introduce myself a little bit.

 

I have always loved the world of education. Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I graduated from Brigham Young University with my B.S. in Elementary Education; I later received my Masters of Education from Utah State University. I taught elementary education for 7 years. It was some of the best years of my life.

 

I moved from teaching elementary education to working in Higher Education in 2003. I started at UVU in the Athletic Department. I worked as an academic advisor and moved to be the Director of Compliance. I loved working with the student-athletes, especially in the classroom where I was an adjunct professor for the Department of Student Leadership & Success Studies (SLSS) . As the SLSS department grew, I was able to join them full time as an Assistant Professor in 2007. In 2011 I received tenure and rank to Associate Professor.

Below are courses I teach in our department. All of our courses help students become successful and to develop leadership, study and life skills. I enjoy teaching these courses, but I especially love the students I get to interact with.

I love UVU because we are dedicated to helping students succeed, and I get to be some student’s first introduction to Higher Education. I take this responsibility very seriously and am committed to helping students gain confidence, knowledge, and motivation to want to be better students, and in the long run, better citizens and individuals.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2007 to present             Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

                                               

                                    Associate Professor, Department of Student Leadership and Success Studies

SLSS/CLSS 1000 College Student Success

  • Introduces and integrates new students to the UVU community, both academically and socially.  Teaches strategies for academic and professional success

 

SLSS/CLSS 1100 – Stress Management - Hardiness

  • Provides students with strategies to help cope with stressful situations, communicate more effectively, and develop positive attitudes related to self-worth, ability, and personal development

 

SLSS/CLSS 1030 Student Leadership Development

  • Provides an overview of leadership styles, personalities, and organizational dynamics for student leaders, explores the structure and culture of student leadership in a variety of different venues

 

SLSS/CLSS 1040 Student Leadership Development

  • Focuses on the nature of leadership, citizenship, and advocacy in a democracy, provides an overview of leadership and civics

 

SLSS/CLSS 1200 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Provides the foundation for personal leadership by teaching fundamental principles of character and life-changing paradigms, components of effectiveness, and prepares students for life-long success

 

SLSS/CLSS 2100 Career Exploration

  • Assesses and clarifies interests, skills, values, and personal characteristics as students explore college majors, careers, and the world of work

 

SLSS/CLSS 2200 Leadership Mentoring I

  • Provides the theoretical base and hands on training for leaders, specifically in the area of mentoring

 

                                                SLSS/CLSS 2300 Leadership Mentoring II

  • Developing mentoring skills as peer mentors apply the theory learned in CLSS 2200 in their leadership mentoring with faculty and first year students

 

                                                SLSS/CLSS 240R Leadership Mentoring Practicum

  • Allows peer mentors to work with cooperating instructor to set goals and to demonstrate mentoring and presentation skills

 

 

As I have gone through my life, thus far, I have been given the opportunity to work in some pretty cool capacities. I have mentioned a few above, but here is an exhaustive list.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2013 to present             Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

                                    Associate Professor, Department Chair

                                                Summary of Duties:

  • Instruct student leadership and college success courses
  • Serve on University College Steering Committee
  • Review, rewrite and create curriculum
  • Serve on department and college wide committees
  • Initiate and implement  department strategic objectives
  • Manage  faculty and student personnel issues
  • Course scheduling
  • Mange budget
  • Conduct  Annual Reviews
  • Communicate and submit department initiatives

 

2011 to present             Cengage Learning

                                    Faculty Advisor

                                                Summary of Duties:

  • Prepare and present workshops, trainings, or conference sessions as requested
  • Coordinate travel and hotel
  • Maintain accurate travel expenses
  • Organize and submit workshop comment and rating reports
  • Stay current on Higher Educational issues
  • Motivate, encourage, and support attendees to incorporate and adjust strategies shared

 

2012 – 2013                  Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Associate Professor,   Director, Assistant Chair, Student Leadership

            Summary of Duties:

  • Lead Instructor for 1030, 1040 (Which includes assessment, training and observations for instructors)
  • Coordinate Training and Professional Development for adjunct and full time faculty  
  • Assess current learning objectives and outcomes
  • Curriculum development
  • Oversee current courses
  • Align current courses
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with  areas on campus interested in Leadership courses
  • Network with areas on campus  interested in developing leadership courses for their group
  • Assist Chair – oversee Student Success Courses- lead instructors, assessment, curriculum, enrollment, scheduling

 

2011-2012                     Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Assistant Professor,   Director, Student Leadership

            Summary of Duties:

  • Lead Instructor for 1030, 1040 (Which includes assessment, training and observations for instructors)
  • Coordinate Training and Professional Development for adjunct and full time faculty  
  • Assess current learning objectives and outcomes
  • Curriculum development
  • Oversee current courses
  • Align current courses
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with  areas on campus interested in Leadership courses
  • Network with areas on campus  interested in developing leadership courses for their group
  • Develop and submit curriculum for  140R

 

2010 to 2011                 Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Assistant Professor,   Director, Student Success and UV Mentor    

                                    Program

            Summary of Duties:

  • Teach classes as needed by department
  • Work closely with Director of UV Mentor Program
  • Work closely with Lead Instructor CLSS 1000
  • Work closely with Lead Instructor CLSS 2200, 2300, 240R
  • Facilitate planning with UV Mentor Director,  Lead Instructor CLSS 1000, Lead Instructor CLSS 2200, 2300, 240R
  • Coordinate selection of new UV Mentors
  • Manage UV Mentor and Student Success Operating Budget
  •  Facilitate learning outcomes collection and assessment
  • Uphold policies and procedures for the UV Mentor Program
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructor training
  • Guide strategic direction of Student Success and UV Mentor Programs
  • Assess and conduct research to better meet the needs UV Mentors and Student Success

 

2007 to 2010                 Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Assistant Professor, Assistant Director, Student Success/UV Mentors

            Summary of Duties:

  • Teach classes as needed by department
  • Work closely with Director for the Center for Student Success
  • Facilitate planning with Team Leads
  • Coordinate selection of new UV Mentors
  • Manage UV Mentor Operating Budget
  • Design, approve, order and distribute apparel
  • Uphold policies and procedures for the UV Mentor Program
  • Manage tuition waivers for UV Mentors
  • Assess and conduct research to better meet the needs UV Mentors and the program

 

2005 to 2007                 Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

                                    Director of Compliance and Student Services

                                                Summary of Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinate advisors
  • Act as liaison between student-athletes, instructors, department chairs, deans and advisors
  • Represent department at conferences, committees, community and school events
  • Advise current, transfer and prospective students
  • Stay current on NCAA and UVSC academic policies and regulations
  • Create, implement and enforce policies and procedures on NCAA bylaws and regulations
  • Monitor, enforce and report NCAA bylaw violations
  • Educate coaches and staff on NCAA bylaws and regulations
  • Chair Compliance Committee
  • Organize and oversee chairs and members of other committees within the department

 

 

 

 

Part of being in the academy is to be able to conduct research. Some of my greatest memories come from the research I have conducted. The interviews, writing, preparatory readings and literature reviews, and people I have worked with have increased my knowledge base and intellectual curiosity. Here are a few publications I have been fortunate to secure.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Ashman, M. (2014). Instructor Manual, Focus: On College Success, by Constance Staley. 4th

 

Mosholder, R, Ashman, M., Goslin, C., Lambert, L., and Johnson, C. (2013) Measuring the

Effects of a Peer Mentoring Program, Journal of Developmental Education.

 

Ashman, M., & Colvin, J. (2011).   Peer mentoring roles. National Association of

Developmental Education Digest, 5(2), 45-52.

 

Colvin, J., & Ashman, M. (2010). Roles, risks, and benefits in higher education peer mentor

relationships. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 18(3), 121-134.

 

I’d say that besides teaching, I love to present at conferences and workshops. It is always enjoyable to mingle with colleagues from across the country and sometimes, even internationally. I learn a lot from the preparation I put into the presentations, but I always learn more from those that participate in my sessions. Below is a list of presentations I have given.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

 

24th International Conference on the First Year Experience – International

            June 2011, Manchester, England

            “Mentoring Research: Importance of Understanding the Five Roles”

 

4th International Conference on Research in Access and Developmental Education - International

            September 2008, San Juan, PR

            “Effects of Mentoring”

           

Retention 2008: An International Conference on Student Retention - International

            May 2008, San Diego, CA

            “Peers Mentoring Peer Mentors: Top Ten Best Practices for a Student-led Approach”

 

2014 Developmental Education Conference

March 2014, Tampa, FL

“Information Overload: Helping Students Avoid Blowing their Fuses”

 

2013 Fall Energizer Conference – National

            November 2013, Scottsdale, AZ

            “Don’t Let Your Balloon Pop or the Learning Will Stop”

 

3rd Annual College Survival – National

            June 2011, Nashville, TN

The Grand Ole Opry Is NOT The Only Place Good Notes Are Found, You Can Find Them In The Classroom”

 

30th Annual Conference on the First Year Experience – National

            February 2010, Atlanta, GA

            “College Survival 101”

 

28th Annual Conference on the First Year Experience – National

            February 2009, Orlando, FL

“Survival of the Fittest: Change in an Evolving Peer Mentor Program”

 

3rd Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference, “A Celebration of

Engagement” – Local

            March 2011, Orem, UT

            “Peer Mentors to Enhance Learning, Retention, and Persistence”

 

Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference, “Learning as a community: Utah Valley University’s Engaged Teaching Strategies.” – Local

            April 2009, Orem, UT

Power and Resistance in Peer Mentoring Relationship Dynamics: Communication Interaction between Instructor, Mentor and Student”

 

10th Annual Leadership Conference “Find the Leader Within” – Local

            October 2009, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

            “Release the Leader Within”

 

9th Annual Leadership Conference “The Engaged Leader Building Your Capacity to Influence” –

Local

            October 2008, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

            “Peers Mentoring Peer Mentors: Best Practices for a Student-led Approach”

 

 

Most of the conferences listed below are also conferences where I have presented, but sometimes, if I am lucky enough, I get to attend conferences just for professional development without having to be a presenter.

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

 

 

4th International Conference on Research in Access and Developmental Education - International

            September 2008 – San Juan, PR

 

Retention 2008: An International Conference on Student Retention - International

            May 2008 – San Diego, CA

 

2014 Developmental Education Conference – National

March 2014, Tampa, FL

 

2013 Fall Energizer Conference – National

            November 2013, Scottsdale, AZ

 

3rd Annual College Survival – National

            June 2011 – Nashville, TN

 

Annual Conference on the First Year Experience – National

            February 2007 – Addison, TX

            February 2008 – San Francisco, CA

            February 2009 – Orlando, FL

            February 2010 – Denver, CO

            February 2011 – Atlanta, GA

 

NCAA Regional Seminar - National

May 2006 - San Diego, CA

 

Gender Equity and Issue Forum, Title IX - National

April 2006 - Cleveland, OH

 

NCAA Annual Convention - National

January 2006 – Indianapolis, IN

 

Great Teachers Summit – Local

            October 2010 – UVU Wasatch Campus, Heber, UT

 

Utah Valley State Executive Leadership Forum (UVSELF) - Local

            August 2006 to August 2007 - Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

           

UVSC Advisement Conference - Local

Summer 2006 – Wasatch Campus, Heber, UT

 

 

Part of being in the world of academia is submitting for grants to help support educational goals. Below are a few I have been fortunate to receive.

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

Faculty Excellence Award Nominee

            2010-2011 – UVU, University College

2009-2010 – UVU, University College

2008-2009 – UVU, University College

 

LDS Foundation Grant

            2011-2012 - $11,000

2010-2011 - $10,000

2009-2010 - $10,000

2008-2009 - $10,000

2007-2008 - $10,000

 

Center of Engaged Learning (CEL)

2008 for $5000 – Utah Valley University – “Power and Relationship Dynamics in  

Peer Mentoring: Communication Interaction Between Instructor, Mentor, and Student

 

2008 for $5000 – Utah Valley University – “Effects of Mentoring”

 

            2008 for $3000 – Utah Valley University – “UV Mentor Service and Team Building 

                                                                                 Expedition”

Being involved in my teaching and scholarship has afforded me the opportunity to give back to my profession in the following ways.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Manuscript Reviewer

            2012- Canadian Journal of Higher Education

            “Peer Mentoring and Transformational Learning: PhD Student Experiences”

 

Advisory Board

            2012 – Focus on College Success, Constance Staley, Cengage Learning

 

Chapter, online (Aplia), and learning outcomes Reviewer/Editor

            2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 –  Cengage Learning

 

Proposal Reviewer

            2011- present – National First Year Experience and Students in Transition

 

Service-Learning Training (Service-Learning Designated Course)

            2010 – UVU Volunteer Service-Learning Center, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

School Community Council

            2008-2010 – Chair, Valerie Shaw, Alta View Elementary, Canyons School District,

                                  Sandy, UT

 

Director of Compliance and Student Services

2005 – 2007 - Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

-        Recruiting Policies and Procedures

-       Countable Athletically Related Activities Policies and Procedures

-       Travel and Attendance Policies and Procedures

-       Camps and Clinics Policies and Procedures

 

Wasatch Volleyball Festival

2000 - 2008 – Director, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT  

 

 

 

Part of my responsibility as a tenured professor is to give service in addition to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Listed below is a list of many service opportunities I have been able be part of professionally. Personally, I give service to my community often and enjoy the relationships, the activities, and the outcomes of my service.

 

SERVICE

 

University College Council (UCC) (formally known as UC Steering Committee)

            2014- present – Chair, Forrest Williams

 

UC Steering Committee

            2013- 2014 – Chair, K.D. Taylor

 

Orientation Review Task Force

            2013 – Chair, Martha Wilson

 

Inclusion Committee

            2013 – Chair, Kyle Ryes

 

First Year Experience (FYE) Student Success and Retention Committee

            2010 – present – Chair, Michelle Kearns, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

University Planning Advisory Council

            2011- 2013 –Chairs, Linda Makin and Keith White, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

Scholarly and Creative Activities Council

            2010 – 2013 – Chair, Brian Birch, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

Institutional Effectiveness Committee

            2009- 2012 – Chair, Marc Jorgenson, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

Minor Committee

            2008- 2012 – Chair, Chris Goslin, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

Accreditation Committee – Standard 4.B.6

            2009-2010 – Chair, Eugene Seeley, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

Steering Committee

2007 –College Success Studies, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

 

Hiring Committee

2007 – College Success Studies, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT- Faculty

2008 – College Success Studies, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT - Faculty

2008 – University College, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT – Associate Dean

2010-   Academic Affairs, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT – Summer Coordinator

2011 –College Success Studies, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT – Administrative Assistant

2011 –College Success Studies, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT – Lecturer

 

Faculty Excellence Committee

            2008 – University College, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

Department Rank Tenure Promotion (DRTP)

            2007 – College Success Studies, Utah Valley State College, Orem

            2008 – College Success Studies, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

General Academics Convocation Committee

            2007 – General Academics, Utah Valley State College, Orem

 

General Academics/University College Convocation Reader

            2011 – University College, Utah Valley University, Orem

2008 – General Academics, Utah Valley State College, Orem

2007- General Academics, Utah Valley State College, Orem

 

Pilot Mentoring Steering Committee

            2008 – College Success Studies, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

Center for Student Success Strategic Planning Committee

            2007 – 2011 – College Success Studies, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

 

Compliance Committee

2006 – NCAA, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

 

Compliance Committee

2006 – Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

 

Strategic Directions Committee Member

2005 - 2007 - Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

 

Athletic Advisory Committee Member

            2005 - 2007 - Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

 

Director of CHAMPS Program

2004 - 2007 - Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

 

Athletic Hiring Committee

2004 - 2007 - Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

 

Director of Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

2004 - 2007 - Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

 

Director of Service opportunities for the Athletic Department

2003 - 2007 - Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

 

Director of Wasatch Volleyball Tournament - Collaborative efforts with University of Utah, Utah

Valley State College, Utah State University and Weber State University

2000 - 2008 - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

 

 

CERTIFICATES

 

Stress Management – Hardiness Institute

            August, 2014 – Hardiness Institute

 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

April, 2007 - Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT

 

IRB – CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

            2007 – Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT