Carter, Elaine C
Title:
Professor - Stud Leader & Success Studies
Office:
LC405e
Phone:
801-863-8548
Fax:
801-863-6445
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275
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Professor

Department of College Success Studies

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES:

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Brigham Young University, 1969
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University, 1965

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • National Certification as a Developmental Educator through Kellogg Institute, June 2002
  • Co-author of Taking Control of Your College Reading and Learning, Cengage, 2001

 

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION:

  • Focus Certification with Craig Pace as facilitator, UVSC, July 9, 2004
  • Hardiness Trainer Certification by Dr. Salvatore Maddi, creator of Hardiness Training, UVSC, training completed Fall Semester, 1998 after 27 hours of intense training by Dr. Maddi and 60 hours of taped lectures
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Certification, Midway, Utah, July 6-10, 1988
  • Life-time K-12 Teaching Certificate: State of Arizona, 1976-present
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, (M.E.D. Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Counseling and Guidance, August 1969)

 

TEACHING AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah (Professor, Student Leadership and Success Studies Department, 1986-present)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (Instructor, part and full-time, 1979-1986)
  • Good Guys Video, Orem, Utah (Manager and Bookkeeper 1985-1987)
  • Holbrook School District, Holbrook, Arizona (Substitute Teacher, 1-12 grades, 1974-1976)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (Half-time Instructor, 1969-1971)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (Graduate Assistant and Reading Lab Instructor, 1968-1969)
  • J.C. Penny Co., Mesa, Arizona (Ordering Merchandise for new mall store, Spring 1968)
  • Hayward School District, Hayward, California (Combination 4-5 grade instructor, 1965-1966)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (Wilkinson Student Center staff member, 1963-1965)
  • Mesa General Hospital, Mesa, Arizona (Receptionish and Bookkeeper, 1961-1963)
  • J.C. Penney Co., Mesa, Arizona (Payroll and Credit Officer, 1960-1961)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

University and College Courses Previously Taught*:

  • Ed 350: Teaching Reading and Language Arts, for Elementary Teachers at Brigham Young University, 1980-1986
  • Ed 370: Practicum, at BYU and in local elementary schools, 1980-1986.  The course was designed to help prospective teachers diagnose student problems in reading, spelling, math, behavior, etc. and design ways to help the children overcome their educational challenges.
  • RDG 117: Effective College Reading, Utah Technical College and Utah Valley Community College, 1985-2002
  • RDG 118: Speed Reading, Utah Valley State College
  • Taught 15 individualized courses in English, grammar, writing, spelling, vocabulary development, medical terminology, and reading offered in the reading/writing lab, 1986-1988
  • Taught RDG 080, 090, 118 as variable-credit (1-3 credits) individualized reading courses, 1987-1992
  • STSK 100: Study Skills, Utah Technical College, 1986-1988
  • RDG 042: Reading and Vocabulary, Utah Technical College, 1986-1988
  • RDG 080: Reading and Vocabulary, Utah Valley Community College, 1986-1999
  • RDG 090: Reading Comprehension, Utah Valley Community College and Utah Valley State College, 1986-1999
  • CTRS 0900: Critical Thinking and Reading, Utah Valley State College, 1999-2002
  • CTRS 1170: Advanced Critical Thinking and Reading, Utah Valley State College, 2002-present
  • CLSS 1100: Stress Management: Hardiness, Utah Valley State College, 1996-1998
  • CLSS 1200: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, UVSC, 1998-2002
  • CTRS 1190: Power Reading and Learning Strategies, Utah Valley State College, first taught as an individualized 1 credit, self-paced course with student tutors, then taught on-line as a two credit course, now a three credit online and face-to-face course, 1998-present

College Courses Teaching Presently (2014):

  • CLSS 1200: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Utah Valley University
  • CLSS 1900: Power Reading and Learning Strategies, Utah Valley University

College Courses with Professor Carter as a Primary Curriculum Designer:

  • Individualized Phonics for Adults - used with teachers at BYU and adults at UVSC
  • 7 Individualized Reading Courses with variable credit
  • RDG 0800 - Intro to Critical Thinking and Reading
  • RDG 090 and CTRS 0900 - Critical Thinking and Reading
  • CTRS 1170 - Advanced Critical Thinking and Reading Strategies
  • RDG 119 and CTRS 1190 - Power Reading Strategies
  • CLSS 1100: Stress Management: Hardiness - helped convert the technology of this established program for use in a college setting
  • CLSS 1200: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - helped convert the principles and concepts of this established program for use in a college setting

*The dates are approximations.

 

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS:

  • Key Pedagogy and Positive Research Results for Advanced Critical Thinking and Reading (CLSS 1170), CRLA Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, May 13, 2009
  • Keeping Students on Track: Utah Valley State College, Distance Education Workshop, August 4, 2004
  • Student Services New Employee Training: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, November 1, 2001
  • Seven Habits for Mutually Beneficial Relationships: Payson, Utah, September 12, 2001
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Payson, Utah, September 13, 2001
  • Critical Reading and Thinking: Orem, Utah, April 5, 2001
  • Mapping Workshop: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, November 29, 2000
  • College Success and Academic Literacy Department Courses: Advisement Board, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, February 15, 2001
  • Paired Reading: National College Reading Learning Association Conference, Reno, Nevada, November 9, 2000
  • Hardiness Training: Regional Southwest Association for Developmental Education Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 12, 2000
  • Paired Reading Panel: College Reading and Learning Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 5, 1999
  • Power Reading Strategies: Women's Organization, Orem, Utah, October 1, 1998
  • Study-Reading Strategies: Women's Organization, Orem, Utah, October 21, 1998
  • Metacognitive Study-Reading: College Reading and Learning Association, Sacramento,  California, October 22, 1997
  • College Textbook Reading Strategies: Drafting Students, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, October 7, 1997
  • Taking Control of Reading: Alpine Literacy Council, Provo, Utah, August 12, 1997
  • Study-Reading for Paired Courses: National Association for Developmental Education, Denver, Colorado, March 9, 1997
  • Getting Excited About Reading: Utah Detention Center, Provo, Utah, Reading Week, March 3, 1996
  • Can You Find It When You Need It?, Taking Learning to the Written Recall Level: Adult Applied Technology Conference, Utah State College, Logan, Utah, June 11, 1996
  • Great Teachers Summit Round Table: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, November 22, 1995
  • Can You Find It When You Need It? Taking Learning to the Recall Level: Southwest Association for Developmental Education, October 15, 1995
  • Great Teachers Summit Moderator: Park City, Utah, October 1995
  • Why College Students Need Reading Instruction: Utah Advisors Workshop, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, March 17, 1995
  • Empowering Students with Visuals: Preservice Workshop, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, August 20, 1993
  • Identifying and Accommodating for Students with Learning Disabilities in the Classroom: Faculty Development Workshop, Utah Valley Community College, Orem, Utah, August 1991
  • How to Read Better Faster: Supervisory Training Workshop, Utah Valley Community College, Spring 1991
  • The Reading Programs Available at UVCC: Women's Leage, Utah Valley Community College, Orem, Utah, Spring 1991
  • Getting Reluctant Readers Reading: Women's Organization, Provo, Utah, Fall 1990

 

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:

  • Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence workshop titled: Cutting Edge: Effective Lecturing on December 6, 2013.

  • Service Learning Fellowship Training - Fall 2012

  • Distance Education Workshop, Utah Valley State College, August 4, 2004

  • Focus Training Certification Workshop, UVSC, July 9, 2004
  • Modern Effects on the Brain by Dr. Richard Restak, UVSC, March 31, 2004
  • Annual Conference on First Year Experience, Dallas, Texas, February 21-24, 2004
  • Seminar on What's Your Addiction?, UVSC, February 10, 2004
  • Leadership - The Fire Within, UVSC Center for the Advancement of Leadership, Third Annual Conference, Orem, Utah, October 8, 2002
  • Test Wars, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, October 24, 2002
  • Distance Education Summer Seminar, Orem, Utah, July 17, 2002
  • Seven Habits Facilitator Refresher Course, Provo, Utah, July 8-11, 2002
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families Certification, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah,  May 1-2, 2002
  • Kellogg Institute, Boone, North Carolina, June 23 to July 20, 2001
  • UVSC Training on Academic Hiring, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, April 17, 2001
  • Web CT Training, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, February-March, 2001 (six hours of training)
  • Annual Conference on First Year Experience, Atlanta, Georgia, Spring 2001
  • College Reading Learning Association National Conference, Reno, Nevada, November 9-10,  2000
  • Southwest Association for Developmental Education Regional Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 13-14, 2000
  • College Reading and Learning Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 3-6, 1999
  • Master Teacher Seris Workshop, Reba L. Keele, Ph.D., Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, August 19, 1999
  • Ethics Across the Curriculum, Dr. Carol Gilligan, In A Different Voice, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, November 18, 1999
  • Business Ethics Workshop, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, May 10-14, 1999
  • Environmental Ethics Conference, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Utah Valley State College, Orem,  Utah, April 8, 1999
  • Research Conference, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, March 25-26, 1999
  • Master Teacher Series, Lessons from the Middle East, Drs. Kadar and Ritchie, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, March 4-5, 1999
  • College Reading Learning Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 4-7, 1998
  • Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education Conference,  Snowbird, Utah, October 15-17, 1998
  • Fall Inservice Workshops, UVSC, August 19, 1998
  • Hardiness Training with Dr. Salvatore R. Maddi: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, November 13-15, 1997
  • College Reading and Learning Association: Sacramento, California, October 22-25, 1997
  • National Association for Developmental Education Conference: Denver, Colorado, March 6-8, 1997
  • The Ethical Implications of the Human Genome Project Seminar: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, May 19-23, 1997
  • Southwest Association of Developmental Education Conference: Las Vegas, Nevada,  October 11-13, 1996
  • Windows for Beginners Workshop: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, July 14-26, 1996
  • Ethics Across the Curriculum Gender Determination Seminar: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, June 24-29, 1996
  • Adult Education and Technology Conference: Utah State College, Logan, Utah, June 10-11, 1996
  • Ethics Across the Curriculum Semincar: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, May 6-10, 1996
  • Tech Prep Conference: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, April 18, 1996
  • Southwest Association for Developmental Education Conference: Las Vegas, Nevada, October  13-15, 1995
  • Faculty Preservice Workshops: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, August 16, 1995
  • Utah Applied Technology Education Conference: Utah State College, Logan, Utah, June 12-13, 1995
  • College Reading and Learning Association Conference: Tempe, Arizona, April 5-8, 1995
  • Master Stuent Workshop: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, February 1995
  • Great Teachers Summit: Park City, Utah, October, 1994
  • Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics Workshop: Salt Lake City, Utah, September 27, 1993
  • Fall Faculty Inservice Workshops: Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, August 20, 1993
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Conference: Austin, Texas,  Spring 1993
  • Neuro-Linguistic Program Workshops: Utah Valley Community College, January 7, 1992
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Conference: Austin, Texas, Spring 1992
  • Phi Delta Kappa Workshop on Motivating the Unmotivated: American Fork, Utah, November 22, 1991
  • Conference on Learning Disabilities by the Learning Disabilities Association of Utah: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2, 1991
  • Faculty Development Workshops: Utah Valley Community College, Orem, Utah, August 20-21, 1991
  • College Reading and Learning Association Conference: San Antonio, Texas, March 20-23, 1991
  • 39th Annual Adult Education Conference: Salt Lake City, Utah, October 31-November 2, 1990
  • 14th Annual Community College Conference: Utah Valley Community College, Orem, Utah,  April 6, 1990
  • 13th Annual Community College Conference: Snow College, Ephraim, Utah, Spring of 1989
  • Learning and Teaching Types Course from BYU: Utah Valley Community College, Orem, Utah, April-May, 1988
  • WordPerfect 4.2 Workshop: Utah Valley Community College, October 30-31, 1987
  • 12th Annual Utah Community College Conference, Salt Lake Community College, September 18, 1987

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Maddi, Salvatore, Khoshaba, Deborah M., Jensen, Keith, Carter, Elaine, Lu, John L., Harvey, Richard H., Hardiness Training for High-Risk Undergraduates. Spring 2002, The Journal of the National Academic Advising Association
  • Byrd, Elaine H., Carter, Elaine C., Waddoups, Stacy D. (1997-Present) four custom editions) Taking Control of Your College Reading and Learning, New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., plus two custom editions by Wadsworth Publishing Company. This test is presently being published nationally by Cengage Learning, Spring 2001 publication date
  • Byrd, Elaine H., Carter, Elaine C., (in press) Study-Reading for Paired Courses. 1997 NADE Selected Conference Papers. National Association for Developmental Education

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • College Reading and Learning Association
  • Southwest Association for Developmental Education
  • National Association for Developmental Education
  • Advanced to Rank of Professor, July 2001
  • Committee Member for CRLA Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah - Fall of 1998
  • Text Reveiw for Comprehending College Textbooks for McGraw-Hill - February 1994
  • Awarded Tenure - Effective, July 1, 1994
  • Advanced to Rank of Associate Professor - Spring 1994

 

COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Campus-wide Faculty Committees

  • Academic Member of First Year Experience Partnership with Student Life and Student Services  (May 2000-January 1, 2005)
  • Member of Campus-wide Retention Committee (Spring & Fall 2004)
  • Member of Campus-wide DRP Testing Committee
  • Academic Standards Committee Member (Spring 1997-present)
  • Chair of Academic Standards Committee (Fall of 1994-Spring of 1997)
  • Faculty Senator (Fall of 1993-Spring of 1997)
  • Faculty Development Committee Member (Fall of 1991-Fall of 1994)
  • Member of Northwest Accreditation Team - Spring 1993
  • Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Committee Member (1990-1991)
  • Academic Policy Advisement Committee Member (1989-1990)
  • Service on Hiring Committees for Faculty, Staff and Dean
  • Member of UVCC Speakers' Bureau

 

SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT:

  • Member of Department DRTP (Rank, Tenure, and Promotion) Committee from 2007 to Present
  • Curriculum Coordinator for Academic Literacy Program, Fall of 2005 to Spring of 2009
  • Chair of College Success and Academic Literacy, May 2000 to Jan. 1, 2005
  • Lead Instructor for Advanced Critical Thinking and Reading, CTRS 1170, May 2000-present
  • Chair of CLSS 1000 Coordinating Committee
  • Member "UV Experience" and Orientation Committee
  • Chair of CLSS 1000 Coordinating Committee
  • Chair of Reading Committee for CSAL Department
  • Chair of Coordinating Committee to Create New CLSS 1010 Class
  • Member of DRP and Writing Scores Committee
  • Member of LEC Student Tracking committee - 1999-2000
  • Served six years as Reading Program Coordinator
  • Hired, trained, mentored, and supervised 13 instructors while coordinator
  • Did scheduling and book orders for all reading teachers and courses
  • Completed quarter to semester curriculum changes for nine reading courses
  • Initiated semester curriculum work for four ESL reading courses
  • Created ten new reading courses for the college since January of 1986; two lecture courses and eight individualized courses
  • Mentored dozens of teachers from 1987 to present
  • Chair of hiring committee for College Success and Academic Literacy Department

 

SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE:

  • School of Learning Resources, was changed to School of General Academics, Fall of 2003, then University College, Fall 2008
  • Steering Committee for School of General Academics, August 2003-Jan. 2005
  • General Academics Strategic Directions Committee - Fall of 2004
  • Steering Committee for the Learning Enrichment Center, May 2000-August 2003
  • Elected by peers to serve as member of campus-wide committee to examine merit system 1999
  • Member of School of Learning Resources Merit Point Committee 1999-2000
  • Member of School Ranking Committee 1999

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Twenty-five Years of Service Award, Spring 2013
  • Nomination for Faculty Excellence Award, February 2010
  • Twenty Years of Service Award, Spring 2007
  • Nomination for Faculty Excellence Award - February 2007
  • Distance Education Outstanding Instructor Award, August 2004
  • UVSC Board of Trustees Award of Excellence, April 2003
  • Invitation to Yearly International Student Awards Banquets - January 2002-2004
  • Nomination for Faculty Excellence Award - February 8, 2002
  • Fifteen Years of Service Award, Spring 2002
  • Honored as a Student Advocate at the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience, Atlanta, Georgia, Spring 2001
  • First-Year Experience Service Award from UV Leaders Organization 2000-2001
  • Rank Advancement to Professor - July 2001
  • Athletes' Teacher of the Semester Award - Fall 1999 - received February 2000
  • Nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers - January 2000
  • Nomination for Teacher of the Year from College Success and Academic Literacy Department - February 1999
  • International Student Council Certificate for service to International Students - February 1999
  • Ten Years of Service Award - Awards Banquet, March 1998
  • International Student Council Certificate for service to International Students - February 1997
  • Students with Learning Disabilities Recognition Award, 1998
  • Master Teacher Plaque - In Appreciation from Students and Friends, 1996
  • NISOD Teaching Excellence Award, May 1993
  • Teacher of the Year, Teaching Excellence Award chosen from Schools of Learning Enrichment, Nursing and Physical Education, 1991-1992
  • Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Award - elected by students from the School of Learning Enrichment, 1989-1990

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