Waters, Sandie
Associate Professor - Elementary Education
ME 132C
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Sandie Waters' CV
Last Updated: 3/4/19 -

Introduction: Sandie Waters is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Utah Valley University and has previously taught and conducted research at USUIUB, and UVU. I work as the Instructional Media professor for both Elementary and Secondary departments. I enjoy sharing ideas of engagement and creative/critical thinking with all who will listen, and enjoy helping others integrate these ideas into their own classrooms.

Statement of Purpose: As a tenured faculty member in the School of Education for the last 11 years, I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing student, fabulous mentors, navigate policy channels both as a member of the drafting committee and as a member of Faculty Senate, chair the Service & Elections committee, serve on two University search committees (AVP of Human Resources and Provost/AVP of Academic Affairs), and worked as a member of Faculty Senate ExCo. My raison d’être is to support UVU’s vision of shared governance by supporting transparency, communication, collaboration, empowerment, and continual improvement. Let’s work together at UVU!

Background and Training: I earned a BS in Biology & Sociology from St Mary's University, MS in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, and PhD from Utah State University in Instructional Technology; and served as a Utah Valley University Professor since UVU was UVU. I have taught in Face-2-Face, Hybrid, and Online formats and work to increase the connection among the constituents in these courses. I have worked in private sectors including positions in processes, training certification, marketing, theft prevention, and sales. My past life include retail and the pharmaceutical industry.

Service to the University: I am currently serving on Faculty Senate. I have had the opportunity to Chair the Service & Elections Committee and Co-Chair the Academic Calendar Committee (new position). My service includes serving as a member on the Provost/AVPAA Search Committee, Merit Pay Guidelines Taskforce, Faculty Workload Committee, AVP for HR Search Committee, University Course Materials Committee, Policy 542 drafting Committee, and the One-Month Wellness Checkup Committee. I have presented across campus to various departments to aid in technology integration initiatives, as well as, presenting at many local, state, national and international conferences. 

Research: My research UDL and making instruction equitable. I engage in Web 2.0 technologies, backpack technologies, competency-based grading, the 4 C's, and project-based learning. My teaching philosophy includes the concept of learner-centered, adaptable, innovative learning. 

Personal Interests: My personal interests include Karate (2nd Degree Black Belt - Kwon Shu, 1st Degree Black Belt - Taikwondo, 1st Degree Black Belt - Aikido), bicycling, reading, organization, processes, hiking, swimming, working out, my large family, and my new Shih Tzu.