PROMOTION REPORT - INDIVIDUAL

(September 1, 1992 - October 23, 2009)

 

 

Candidate for promotion to: Full Professor

Submission date of last successful promotion: Fall 1992

 

 

I.     GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

Faculty Name:

Leslee Poulton

 

Department:

Modern Languages

 

 

Education

 

Ph D, Indiana University, French Literature. (1988).

 

MA, University of Utah, French. (1980).

 

BA, University of Utah, French. (1977).

 

II.    NARRATIVES

 

A.   Teaching Narrative

 

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B.  Scholarship Narrative

 

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Scholarship Narrative-2.pdf)

 

C.  Service Narrative

 

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Service Narrative-6.pdf)

 

 

III.  TEACHING

 

A.   Teaching Schedule

 

Spring 2009

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 201-1

INTERMED FRENCH I

No

No

18

4

Classroom

FRE - French 202-1

INTERMED FRENCH II

No

No

19

4

Classroom

FRE - French 326-1

CURRENT EVENTS

No

No

5

1

Classroom

FRE - French 331-1

FRENCH PHONETICS

No

No

20

3

Classroom

 

Fall 2008

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 201-1

INTERMED FRENCH I

No

No

31

4

Classroom

FRE - French 202-1

INTERMED FRENCH II

No

 

29

4

 

FRE - French 320-1

FRENCH CIV TO REV

No

Yes

18

3

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/syllabus - Fall 2008-1.doc)

FRE - French 326-1

CURRENT EVENTS

No

 

5

1

 

 

Spring 2008

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 201-001

Intermediate French I

No

No

17

4

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus - spring 2008-1.doc)

FRE - French 202-101

Intermediate French II

No

No

12

4

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus Spring 2008 revised-1.doc)

FRE - French 331-001

French Phonetics

No

No

17

3

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus.Spring 2008-1.doc)

RUS - Russian 305-30

Golden Age Russian Literature and Culture

Yes

No

9

3

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus-3.doc)

 

Fall 2007

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 102-1

Elementary French II

No

No

27

4

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus - Fall 2007-1.doc)

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

29

4

Classroom

FRE - French 202-1

Intermediate French II

Yes

No

29

4

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus Fall 2007-1.doc)

FRE - French 326-1

Current Events

No

No

8

1

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus F07-1.doc)

 

Spring 2007

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 102-001

Elementary French II

No

No

18

4

Classroom

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

22

4

Classroom

FRE - French 331-1

French Phonetics

No

No

10

3

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/syllabus 2007-1.doc)

 

Fall 2006

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 102-1

Elementary French II

No

 

24

4

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/syllabus Fall 2006-1.doc)

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

Yes

35

4

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus.Fall 2006-1.doc)

FRE - French 320-1

French Civilization

Yes

No

7

3

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus Fall 2006-1.doc)

FRE - French 498-3

Independent Study - French Cinema

Yes

No

3

3

Independent Study

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus 2006-1.doc)

 

Spring 2006

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

8

4

Classroom

FRE - French 331-1

French Phonetics

No

No

13

3

Classroom

FRE - French 404-1

French Theater

No

Yes

10

3

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus-printemps 2006-1.doc)

RUS - Russian 398-30

Independent Study - Russian Literature

Yes

No

1

1

Independent Study

 

Fall 2005

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 102-1

Elementary French II

No

No

20

4

Classroom

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

28

4

Classroom

FRE - French 303-1

Advanced French II

No

No

24

3

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/syllabus-2.doc)

RUS - Russian 398-30

Independent Study - Reading Russian

Yes

No

1

2

Independent Study

 

Spring 2005

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

9

4

 

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus.spring.2005-1.doc)

FRE - French 331-1

French Phonetics

No

No

14

3

Classroom

MLG - Modern Languages 299-1

Detective Fiction

Yes

No

24

3

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/syllabus-3.doc)

 

Fall 2004

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

22

4

Classroom

FRE - French 202-1

Intermediate French II

No

No

18

4

Classroom

FRE - French 303-1

Advanced French I

No

No

20

3

Classroom

FRE - French 498-3

Independent Study - French Theater

No

No

2

3

Independent Study

MLG - Modern Languages 398-1

Independent Study - Translating Russian

No

No

1

3

Independent Study

RUS - Russian 101-30

Elementary Russian I

No

No

3

4

Distance Education

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/RUS 101 - syllabus.fall 2004-1.doc)

 

Spring 2004

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

12

4

Classroom

FRE - French 331-1

French Phonetics

No

Yes

13

3

Classroom

RUS - Russian 102-30

Elementary Russian II

No

No

4

4

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/SYLLABUS 2004-1.DOC)

 

Fall 2003

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

29

4

Classroom

FRE - French 303-1

Advanced French I

No

No

15

3

Classroom

FRE - French 326-1

Current Events

Yes

No

7

1

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/syllabus-3.doc)

RUS - Russian 101-30

Elementary Russian I

No

No

9

4

Distance Education

 

Spring 2003

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 102-1

Elementary French II

No

No

24

4

Classroom

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

14

4

Classroom

FRE - French 326-1

Current Events

No

No

3

1

Classroom

FRE - French 331-1

French Phonetics

No

No

13

3

Classroom

FRE - French 498-3

Independent study - French Prose

No

No

5

3

Classroom

Download File (poulton.lesl/schteach/Syllabus et Voltaire-1.doc)

 

Fall 2002

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 102-1

Elementary French II

Yes

No

20

4

Classroom

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

18

4

Classroom

FRE - French 303-1

Advanced French I

No

No

16

3

Classroom

FRE - French 498-3

Independent Study - French Prose

No

No

1

3

Classroom

 

Spring 2002

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

No

13

4

Classroom

FRE - French 202-1

Intermediate French II

No

No

9

4

Classroom

FRE - French 331-1

French Phonetics

No

No

15

3

Classroom

 

Fall 2001

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 201-1

Intermediate French I

No

Yes

17

4

Classroom

FRE - French 202-1

Intermediate French II

No

Yes

31

4

Classroom

FRE - French 303-1

Advanced French I

No

Yes

15

3

Classroom

 

Spring 2001

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 101-1

Elementary French I

No

No

18

4

Classroom

FRE - French 202-1

Intermediate French II

No

No

12

4

Classroom

FRE - French 331-1

French Phonetics

Yes

Yes

19

3

Classroom

FRE - French 498-2

Independent Study - Technology in the MLG classroom

Yes

Yes

1

2

Independent Study

 

Fall 2000

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 101-1

Elementary French I

No

No

22

4

Classroom

FRE - French 202-1

IIntermediate French II

No

No

24

4

Classroom

FRE - French 303-1

Advanced French I

No

No

23

3

Classroom

FRE - French 498-1

Independent Study - Technology in MLG classsroom

No

No

1

1

Independent Study

 

Spring 2000

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 101-1

Elementary French II

No

No

24

4

Classroom / Field Experience

FRE - French 202-1

Intermediate French II

No

No

25

4

Classroom

FRE - French 405-1

French Literature Prose

No

No

3

3

Classroom

FRE - French 598-3

Independent Study

No

Yes

2

3

Independent Study

RUS - Russian 102-30

Elementary Russian  II

No

No

6

4

Distance Education

RUS - Russian 202-30

Intermediate Russian II

No

No

2

4

Distance Education

 

Fall 1999

Course & Section

Title

New Course Prep.

New Format for Existing Course

Enrollment

Number of Credit Hours

Delivery Mode

FRE - French 101-001

Elementary French I

No

Yes

 

4

Classroom

FRE - French 498-1

INdependent Study

No

No

1

1

Independent Study

RUS - Russian 101-30

Elementary Russian II

No

No

10

4

Distance Education

RUS - Russian 201-30

Intermediate Russian I

No

No

3

4

Distance Education

 

Non-Credit Instruction Taught

 

Guest Lecture, FRE 220 - France and the Francophone World, Academic. (2000 - March 2009).

 

MLG 299 - Team Taught Courses, Academic. (1993 - April 2007).

 

Grants

 

Poulton, L., UW-L Faculty Development Grant, "French Civilization and Culture: What is it and how do I teach it?", Funded, $3,000.00. (sub: February 9, 2007, start: August 2007, end: May 31, 2008).

Download File (poulton.lesl/congrant_teaching/Faculty Development Grant 2007-1.doc)

 

Poulton, L., UW-L International Development Grant, Funded, $3,000.00. (start: June 2004, end: July 2004).

Download File (poulton.lesl/congrant_teaching/Travel Grant-1.doc)

 

Poulton, L., College Grant, "College of Liberal Studies Teaching Grant", Funded, $500.00. (sub: 2002, start: 2002, end: 2002).

 

Poulton, L., UW-L Faculty Development Grant, "Immersion Study in Russian", Funded, $1,200.00. (sub: November 1994, start: June 1995, end: August 1995).

 

Poulton, L., UW-L Grant, "McGlynn Fund for the Enhancement of Teaching", Funded, $1,200.00. (sub: November 1994, start: June 1995, end: August 1995).

 

Poulton, L., College Grant, "Summer Teaching Grants - retooling Russian", Funded, $750.00. (sub: February 1994, start: June 1994, end: August 1994).

 

B.  Additional Teaching Evidence

 

Peer review of classroom teaching - Dean Stroud.  I asked this colleague, who teaches German, to visit my class in order to review my teaching and to give me objective criticism. 

 

 

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Letter from Dean Stroud-1.doc)

 

RUS 305 - indirect measure of learning - writing project.  Students were asked to write a newspaper article in which they reported on the murders of Lizaveta and Alyona, the two sisters in "Crime and Punishment".   I am including four examples of the students' work.

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/RUS 305 - writing assessment-1.doc)

 

RUS 305 - direct measure of learning - final exam.

On this exam, students were asked to respond to the following question:  "Golden Age Russian Literature and Culture" - what is the place of this kind of course in a General Education program? Reread the first page of the syllabus and choose three of the course objectives. How were these objectives met? Be specific. What did you learn? How will this knowledge benefit you in the future?  Etc.  This was a take-home exam and students were allowed to refer to the course materials in answering this question.  Their answers clearly indicate the extent to which they assimilated information and were able to draw comparisons and conclusions.

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/RUS 305 - direct assessment-1.doc)

 

Student cards of appreciation - unsolicited. 

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Cards and recognition from students-1.doc)

 

Indirect Assessment: Comments from SEI's completed in FRE 102, 202, 320, 331, 404.    These SEI's come from courses taught in different semesters over a five year period.

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Indirect Assessment - SEI comments-1.doc)

 

FRE 202 text - Un Regard sur la France, course textbook that I wrote and taught for two years.  The text was divided into three sections, which served to give students an idea of what to expect from three upper-level courses: French Civilization, Literature, and Phonetics.  In section 1, students reviewed grammar and learned vocabulary based on France during WW II.  In section 2, students read a short novel and discussed grammar and vocabulary  within the context of the novel's plot.  In section 3, students learned the rudiments of French phonetics and worked on improving their pronunciation.  All grammar exercises were contextualized around the chapter theme.  In general, students liked the variety of activities and their enthusiasm manifested itself in the increase of students, who declared a major or minor in French.  At the end of the first semester in which this text was used 7 students declared their intent to major/minor.    The item appended here is chapter 2 - the novel "Aliocha" by Henri Troyat.

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/FRE 202 - Course packet sample-1.doc)

 

Power point for FRE 320 - La Naissance de la France.  This power point was created to give students a clear idea of how France came to be, who influenced its early history. 

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Day 4 - La Naissance de la France 2-1.pptm)

 

The game le Jeu des sept familles helps students review vocabulary and patterns for adjective noun placement and agreement.  This game was photocopied onto card stock and multiple sets were printed so that the game can be played in class.  The game was e-mailed to students in case they wanted to create their own set of cards.

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Le jeu de sept famille-1.doc)

 

Video recording for Fre 331- phonetics.  This is one of the recordings that I did in 2004 (funded by an International Education Faculty Grant).  Students are given a transcript of the recording.  They listen and mark the intonation and comment on regional differences between this speaker's accent and that of a speaker with standard pronunciaton.  Students are then asked to practice pronouncing parts of the story.   When students feel that they can closely duplicate the speaker's original recording, they then record their own voices reading the text.   The objective of this activity is to help students develop greater sensitivity to regional accents in France.

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Pierre-1.mov)

 

This letter of recommendation was unsolicited.  Karri McKee, a student in RUS 305, asked if it would be appropriate for her to write a letter since she had so enjoyed the class. 

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Karri letter-1.doc)

 

To better understand the roller coaster nature of my SEI's I did a spread sheet of each course from 1999-2009.  I have been able to track three areas in which students assess weaknesses in my  teaching: organization, promptness in return of work, and clarity of explanations.   Although I might not agree with their assessment of my organizational skills, I do recognize that I can improve in the two other areas.   First, I will state clearly on future syllabi that exams will be returned within 8 days and other writing assignments will be returned to students within four days.  I will do a better job of staggering the collection of homework, so that I do not have multiple papers from multiple courses arriving on the same day.  This should help me get homework/exams corrected and returned more promptly.  In addition, I will write daily homework assignments on the blackboard and remind students of upcoming tests or projects well in advance.  Confusion can be avoided if I do a better job of thinking more globally about a chapter/unit rather than just preparing a day or two in advance.  I will be more explicit in directions and confirm (in English if necessary) that all have understood materials presented and directions on assignments.     

In addition to pointing out areas in which instruction can be improved, the study of past SEI's clearly points out that my scores are higher in the spring than they are in the fall.  It is my belief that this can be explained by the fact that I teach two and/or three courses in the fall, which are service courses.  FRE 102, 201, 202 fill up in the fall with students seeking retroactive credit.  Most do not continue their studies in French.  Many are unable to switch from a high school mode of language learning to that of the university with its increased homework and speed of working through material.  Some are not placed appropriately and find themselves in courses for which they are not prepared.  In the spring, students are more relaxed, accustomed to life in French classes at the university, and intent on continuing their study of French.

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Sei analysis 1999-2009-1.xls)

 

IV.  SCHOLARSHIP

 

A.   Intellectual Contributions

 

Published and Accepted

 

1.    Book, Scholarly-New

 

Poulton, L. (2002). The Influence of French Language and Culture in the Lives of Eight Women Writers of Russian Heritage in Slavic Studies, volume 9. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Editorial Board

%

Poulton, Leslee

 

International

Download File (poulton.lesl/intellcont/Influence in the Lives-1.pdf)

 

2.    Cited Research

 

Poulton, L. (1996). Polyn�sie : Les archipels du r�ve. (pp. 936, 938-939). Paris: Omnibus.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

 

%

Poulton, Leslee

Other (indicate)

International

Download File (poulton.lesl/intellcont/cited dissertation exerpts-1.pdf)

 

3.    Included in an edited collection  of articles on Russian-born French writers

 

Poulton, L. (2008). In Cl�ment, M. L. (Ed.), Les M�res russes vues par leurs fils francophones in Autour des �crivains Franco-russes (pp. 169-182). Paris: L'Harmattan.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Editorial Board

50%

Poulton, Leslee

 

International

Download File (poulton.lesl/intellcont/meres russes scanned text-1.pdf)

 

4.    Included in an edited collection of biographies, bibliographies, and articles 

 

Poulton, L. (2008). In Clement, M. L. (Ed.), L'Influence des "autres" dans les oeuvres d'Alain Bosquet in Ecrivains Franco-russes, S�rie Faux Titre, No.  318 (pp. 151-161). Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Editorial Board

50%

Poulton, Leslee

 

International

Download File (poulton.lesl/intellcont/Ecrivains franco-russes-1.pdf)

 

5.    Journal Article, Academic Journal

 

Poulton, L. (2000). "Elsa Triolet et la d�mystification des femmes de Tahiti". in L'Exotisme au F�minin Les Carnets de l'Exotisme, Edition Kailash/Edition Torii, Nouvelle Series  no. 1, 249-259.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Workload

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Editorial Board

Not Known%

Poulton, Leslee

 

International

Download File (poulton.lesl/intellcont/Carnets de lexotisme-1.pdf)

 

Works in Progress

 

1.    Conference Proceeding

 

Poulton, L. OF MOTHERS AND SONS: The Russian Mother in Bosquet, Gary, and Troyat (vol. 25). Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati Romance Review.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Peer-reviewed

15%

Poulton, Leslee

International

Download File (poulton.lesl/intellcont/Of Mothers and Sons - edited-2.doc)

 

2.    Journal Article, Academic Journal

 

Poulton, L. Alain Bosquet and his "Borrowings". The French Review.

Type of Review

Acceptance Rate

Author Ordering

Audience of Circulation

Blind-Reviewed

25%

Poulton, Leslee

International

Download File (poulton.lesl/intellcont/Alain Bosquet and his Borrowings (2)-1.doc)

 

Other Scholarly Activities

 

1.    Paper presented at academic conference

 

Poulton, L. (Presenter Only), 32nd European Studies Conference, Omaha Nebraska, "The Mother Figure in the Novels of Alain Bosquet", http://www.unomaha.edu/esc/program.htm, Paper. (Date Presented: October 2007).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

International

Oral Presentation

No

Yes

Accepted

No

 

Poulton, L. (Presenter Only), 31st European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska - Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, "Intertextuality in the Novels of Alain Bosquet", http://www.unomaha.edu/esc/ESC2006Program.doc, Paper. (Date Presented: October 5, 2006).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

International

Oral Presentation

No

Yes

Accepted

No

 

Poulton, L. (Presenter Only), Midwest Modern Language Convention, Milwaukee, WI, "Memory and War in the Works of Andr�i Makine", Paper. (Date Presented: November 2005).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

Regional

Oral Presentation

No

Yes

Accepted

 

Download File (poulton.lesl/present/MMLA - 2005.Memory and War in the Works of Andr�i Makine-1.doc)

 

Poulton, L. (Presenter Only), Cincinnati Conference for Romance Languages, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, "Of Mothers and Sons", http://www.artsci.uc.edu/rll/pdfs/French-Italian%20Program.doc, Paper. (Date Presented: May 2005).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

International

Oral Presentation

No

Yes

Accepted

Yes

 

Poulton, L. (Presenter & Author), Midwest Modern Language Convention, Chicago, IL, "Yearning for home: Being an "other" in France", http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/abstracts%202003/yearningforhome.html, Paper. (Date Presented: November 2003).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

International

Oral Presentation

No

Yes

Accepted

No

Download File (poulton.lesl/present/MMLA - 2003.Yearning for home-1.doc)

 

Poulton, L. (Presenter Only), XXIst Century French Studies Conference, University of California - Davis, Davis, CA, "Recycling a Russian Childhood: Tales of a Knight from Champagne", Paper. (Date Presented: 2001).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

International

Oral Presentation

No

Yes

Accepted

 

 

Ellingson, S. M., Mikat, R. P., Porcari, J. P., Poulton, L., Tarskij, N. A., Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA, "Validity of the Tarskij equation for predicting VO2max in an active female population". (Date Presented: May 1999).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

International

Poster

Yes

Yes

Accepted

No

 

Westby, C. M., Mikat, R. P., Porcari, J. P., Poulton, L., Tarskij, N. A., Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA, "validity of the Tarskij VO2max prediction equation in an active male population". (Date Presented: May 1999).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

International

Poster

Yes

Yes

Accepted

No

 

Poulton, L., Midwest Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, "Lieux de m�moire et d�oubli chez quelques �crivains fran�ais d'origine russe", Paper. (Date Presented: November 1997).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

International

Oral Presentation

No

 

Accepted

 

 

Poulton, L., Midwest Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, "The Mystique of the Tahitienne Demystified.", Paper. (Date Presented: November 1994).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

International

Oral Presentation

No

 

Accepted

 

 

Poulton, L. (Presenter Only), Wisconsin Chapter of American Association of Teachers of French, Appleton, WI, "Tahiti Today", Paper. (Date Presented: November 1993).

Meeting Type

Scope

Format of Presentation

Published in Proceedings?

Refereed Proceedings?

Invited or Accepted

Published Elsewhere?

Academic

State

Oral Presentation

No

No

Invited

 

 

2.    Editorial and Review Activities

 

""Preaching in Hitler's Shadow: Barth's 1933 Advent Sermon as Christian Response to National Socialism"", European Studies Conference Proceedings 2006, Edited paper by request of Dean Stroud, International, 1 items edited/reviewed, Academic. (November 2006).

Following presentation of this paper at the European Studies Conference, I edited and proofed the paper before it was submitted for publication in the conference proceedings. 

http://www.unomaha.edu/esc/2006papers.html

 

"Horizons, 3 ed.", Textbook - Heinle and Heinle Publishers, Invited Manuscript Reviewer, National, Appointed, 1 items edited/reviewed, Academic. (February 2003).

Provided suggestions on how to improve the textbook; commented on effectiveness of ancillary materials.  This review was to serve the editors/writers as they prepared a new edition of the textbook. 

 

3.    Seminars Attended

 

Teaching, Seminar, "Seminar on Distance Learning", UW-Madison, Madison, United States, No. (1995).

Participants in seminar listened to presentations on how to prepare and conduct distance education courses.  We visited the various distance education rooms on the campus of UW-Madison where we were allowed to try out the equipment.

 

4.    Continuing Education

 

Teaching, Continuing Education, "Summer Workshop in East European and Slavic Languages", Indiana Universiy, Bloomington, Indiana, United States, Yes. (June 1995 - August 1995).

Accepted for study in the 8 week summer immersion program in Russian.  This is an intensive program of study and acceptance to participate is competitive.  I applied for the program in order to improve my skills in Russian, so that I would be a more effective teacher of this language.  Grades were added to my GPA from graduate school (A+ in Russian phonetics, A in Russian Grammar, A in Russian conversation.) 

 

5.    Research Currently in Progress

 

Poulton, Leslee, "The Contribution of Russian-born writers to French Literature", Mellen Publishing, On-Going, Scholarly. (2004).

 

Poulton, Leslee, "Maria Bashkirtseff", Cincinnati Conference for Romance Languages, On-Going, Scholarly. (2007).

 

Poulton, Leslee, "Witnesses of War: Romain Gary, Joseph Kessel,", 35th European Studies Conference, On-Going, Scholarly. (April 2009).

 

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

 

Poulton, L., "College of Liberal Studies Summer Research Grant"(Funded), College Grant, $3,000.00. (Date Submitted: 2000, August 2000).

 

Poulton, L., "Russian Emigrants with a French Voice"(Funded), UW-L Grant, $5,176.00. (Date Submitted: October 1998, July 1999 - September 2000).

Download File (poulton.lesl/congrant_research/Research Grant Proposal 1998-1.doc)

 

Poulton, L., "Russian Literati in France"(Funded), College Grant. (Date Submitted: October 1994, January 1996 - August 1996).

Download File (poulton.lesl/congrant_research/Sabbatical application 1996-1.doc)

 

Student Research

 

1.    Graduate Student Theses/Projects

 

Thesis Committee Member, Westby, Christian M., ": The Examination of the Validity of the Tsarskij Equation for," Completed. (1998).

 

Thesis Committee Member, Ellingson, Susan Marie, "The Examination of the Validity of the Tsarskij Equation for," Completed. (1998).

 

Thesis Committee Member, Peng, Hsiao W, "Comparison of Preferred Coaching Leadership Styles of," Completed. (1997).

Comments: My primary contribution to this thesis was as editor.  First, the candidate was not a native speaker of English.  I spent many hours editing the text, correcting grammar errors and syntax problems.  Second, the thesis was completely out of my field of expertise.  I spent much time getting the candidate to explain her thesis.  I was then able to help her write in a language suitable for all readers and not just for those in the field.

 

2.    Undergraduate Research

 

Lange, Cheryl, Modern Languages, "Friendship and les Femmes: Women's Relationships in U.S. Novels and African Novels in French by Male and Female Authors," In-Process. (March 7, 2008).

Role: Attended Cheryl's presentation at UW-L's 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Day.

Germane Honors: This student received honors in French for successfully completing this undergraduate research project.

Significant Student Involvement: NONE

Dates and Locations Presented:

UW-L's Annual Celebration of Research and Creativity – Oral Presentation. Cartwright Center.

 

B.  Additional Scholarship Evidence

 

Although there have been no published reviews of the book: The Influence of French Language and Culture in the Lives of Eight Women Writers of Russian Heritage, there have been three reviews submitted to Mellen Publishing.  At their request I solicited reviews from two scholars - one in Russian and one in French.  Mellen procured a third.  Copies of these three reviews are included herein. 

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Book reviews-1.doc)

 

The Table of Contents for the book I am currently researching and writing. 

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Scholarship Plan-2.doc)

 

V.   SERVICE

 

A.   Service

 

Department Service

 

Department Search & Screen - French, Chair. (September 5, 2009 - Present)

To read applications of candidates for French position; select candidates for Tiers 2 and 3. 

 

Human Resources, Member. (September 2009 - Present)

This committee is charged with deciding merit, re/distributing travel funds, nominating and/or consulting on faculty awards, consulting on personnel policies/processes, and recommending summer session appointments.

 

Cercle fran�ais (French Club), Faculty Advisor. (September 2007 - May 31, 2010)

The French Club meets regularly to participate in an activity that enhances student awareness of French Culture.  Activities may include watching French movies, eating French foods, celebrating holidays � la fran�aise, e.g., April Fool's Day (Poisson d'avril), or le piquenique en blanc - a picnic in May where everyone dresses in white.    Activities are open to everyone, but are aimed at those studying French.  I served as advisor before and have filled in while colleagues were on sabbatical.

 

French Section - rationale for position replacement. (May 2009)

I wrote the Rationale for the French replacement position.  There were seven areas in which I was able to justify the need to keep the position.  

 

French Section - Self Study, Member. (May 2009)

I wrote the French curriculum portion for the department's self-study.  In order to describe accurately the extent to which our program is typical and the way it is distinctive, I reviewed  the French programs at all other Wisconsin universities (both those  comparable in size to UW-L and the two large campuses - UW-Madison/UW-Milwaukee.)      

 

Russian Section - career progression committee for Natalia Roberts, Chair. (November 2008 - May 2009)

I advised candidate on how to prepare portfolio, proof-read materials, met with the committee, and on wrote the letter explaining the committee's decision.  I continue to mentor this colleague.

 

Department Program and Planning Committee, Chair. (September 2008 - May 31, 2009)

To review all changes to curriculum in each language (all LX forms).  To review proposals for new courses and programs. This year we read and approved 6 new courses (FRE 327, GER 327, SPA 327, 328, 329, SPA 306; we made two prerequisite changes in GER 420, and in SPA 303 and 304.  

 

Department Promotion Committee - Darlene Lake, Chair. (September 2007 - 2008)

Reviewed promotion materials; met with other committee members; synthesized and wrote the supporting document to accompany candidate's portfolio.  Promotion was granted.

 

Department Program and Planning Committee, Member. (September 2007 - May 31, 2008)

To review all changes to curriculum in each language (all LX forms).  To review proposals for new courses and programs. This year we read several proposed changes for ESL and for German.

 

Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee, Member. (March 2004 - May 2008)

The committee proposes bylaw changes as needed.  From 2003, I have been a member of this committee.  In addition to helping draft proposals, I have maintained the bylaws, typing changes as they are approved by the department.  In 2008, the bylaws were completely reviewed and updated.  The review took place in three stages: 1) Each member of the department was assigned a section of the bylaws to review.    As needed each member proposed changes; 2) Members of the The Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee compiled and discussed all proposed bylaw changes.  My particular responsibility was to type the changes as we discussed the bylaws and to update the drafts with changes made by other department members.  Finally, I added a Table of Content to the final document.   The bylaw changes were approved by the department in May 2008.

 

Certificate of Russian Studies, Chair. (April 2007 - February 2008)

Although the certificate program was approved by the Dept of MLG and the Dean of CLS in Spring 2007, it did not complete the approval process until February 2008.  In November, the Certificate was approved by the Aademic Program Committee and the CLS Academic Programs Committee.  In December, the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee approved the certificate, and the Faculty Senate approved after a first reading in February 2008.  I appeared before every committee to answer questions.

 

PI Delta Phi - French National Honor Society, Faculty Advisor. (1995 - 2007)

 As advisor to Pi Delta Phi, I organized initiation programs, which included sending out invitations, inviting speakers, procuring refreshments, typing up the initiation ceremony and rehearsing it with students, and setting up the room.

 

Golden Age Literature and Culture, Chair. (September 2007 - November 2007)

Although this course was approved by UCC in the spring of 2007, it was important to have it approved as a General Education course.  I prepared the LX forms (using the new Gen Ed guidelines) and appeared before the Gen Ed committee. 

 

Curriculum Committee, Member. (September 2006 - May 31, 2007)

       a.  To receive, develop, and recommend curricular changes to the Department.

       b.  To receive, develop, and recommend proposals for changes and additions to the           University catalog.

       c.  To review proposals from Modern Language faculty on behalf of individual              students who wish to participate in an internship or program of Modern Language study not directly administered by OIE.  Recommendations are reported to the Department Chair and to the OIE director.

 

 

Study Abroad Sites, Provost, faculty in French Section of Dept of MLG. (July 2004)

Visited campus of universities in Lyon, St. Etienne, and Grenoble.  Met with those responsible for students in study abroad programs.  Decided on which programs best suited the needs of students at UW-L. 

 

Department Promotion Committee - Denis Provencher, Chair. (September 2002 - 2003)

Reviewed promotion materials, contacted publishers for statistical information; met with other committee members; synthesized and wrote the supporting document to accompany candidate's portfolio.  Promotion was granted.

 

Department Merit Committee, Member. (2000 - 2003)

To read the merit reports of faculty in the department and to decide the merit rankings.  To nominate candidates for the CLS Recognition Awards.

 

College Service

 

CLS Assessment Committee, Member. (September 2002 - June 2005)

This committee meets to discuss the assessment tools and results for each department of the college.  Information about assessment is disseminated to departments through members of the committee

 

CLS Sabbatical Committee, Member. (September 1999 - June 2002)

This committee reads proposals for sabbatical leaves of absence.  They also meet with each candidate to allow for further questioning and discussion of the proposal.  Finally, the committee decides on a ranking of proposals.   Sabbaticals are awarded based on predetermined criteria.  The number of sabbatics funded is determined by money available.

 

University Service

 

1.    Committee Involvement

 

Research & Grants, Member. (September 2007 - May 31, 2010)

Read and rank proposals, meet and question proposal candidates, vote on disbursement of grant monies.

 

Academic Planning, Member. (September 2008 - May 31, 2009)

1. Maintaining and updating the procedures and criteria used to review proposals for new or revised academic programs.

2. Receiving and reviewing proposals for all new academic programs, including emphases, concentrations, minors, majors, graduate, and special programs.  Receiving and reviewing proposals for new or revised courses or for program revisions that have resource needs that cannot be met by the proposing department and college, or have implications for long-range academic planning.

 

3. Formulating long range academic plans and reviewing externally generated academic planning initiatives for recommendation to the Faculty Senate.

 

4. Receiving and reviewing proposals to eliminate or suspend academic programs and forwarding its recommendations to the Faculty Senate.

 

In addition, to hearing about new programs, the committee was given the charge this year to review on-line courses.

 

International Education, Member. (September 2004 - May 31, 2007)

This committee oversees Faculty-led student travel.  Our charge from Faculty Senate was to write informational guidelines for Faculty led student travel. 

 

Faculty Senate, Member. (September 2002 - May 31, 2005)

The Faculty Senate oversees university business particularly as it concerns faculty and curriculum.   During the three years that I was on the senate, the College of HPER was disassembled, the university faced severe budget cuts, and General Education continued to be a matter of much discussion.  Faculty Senate meets bi-monthly.  My second and third years, I was one of a three member Elections Subcommittee which prepared and counted ballots. 

 

Cooperative Language Planning Committee, Member. (1998 - 2001)

Plans and coordinates teaching of less-commonly taught langauges offered through distance education in the UW-System.  (The work of this committee was replaced when the CLP - collaborate learning program in Madison assumed responsibility for languages and distance education in the UW-System.)

 

Academic Program Review, Member. (September 1997 - May 1999)

To review programs of the university on a five year rotating basis.  I was chair of the sub-committee for Biology/Microbiology and for the Dept of Marketing.

 

Articles & By-laws, Member. (September 1994 - May 1998)

Revise and write bylaws for university committees as charged by Faculty Senate Committee.

 

WCWC (Western Consortium of Wisconsin Campuses) - Less Commonly taught langauges, Member. (1994)

This committee was formed to discuss the possiblity of teaching a less-commonly taught language at WCWC campuses.  Russian, Japanese, and Arabic were the first languages considered.  Russian was chosen because it was the only language spoken by any of the faculty at the WCWC campuses.  UW-L was the campus and I was the faculty member. 

 

Study Abroad - Dubna Russia, Resident Director. (June 1993 - August 1993)

I accompanied five students to Dubna, Russia and attended classes with them.  I wrote and administered exams; was responsible for grading and all administrative paperwork.    Students came from UW-L, UW-Madison and Salt Lake City Community College.  My stipend was airfare, lodging and meals.

 

Academic Planning and Program Review (APPR), Chair. (September 1992 - May 1993)

This committee, which has been divided into two Faculty Senate Committees, was responsible for overseeing the planning of any new programs and the program review of all departments and programs at UW-L.

 

Professional and Community Service

 

1.    Other professional and community service

 

Public/Community, Mardi Gras for high school in La Crosse area, organizer: planner, preparer, teacher with colleagues, approximately 50 hours spent for the year, No, neither, Pro Bono, Local. (2008 - 2009).

Many responsibilities are shared with colleagues and we work together to plan the day's events/schedule and to meet with those in Cartwright who are responsible for arranging chairs and tables.  My specific responsibilities have included: 1) organizing and training French-speaking Int'l students who present/teach their native dialects to students, (e.g., wolof from Senegal, Breton from Bretagne in France); teaching Tahitian and presenting information on French Polynesia; purchasing/asking for donated materials so that students can make mardi gras masks;  organizing/typing questions for "Who wants to be millionaire" game; escorting special guests (such as Marc Vincent, a French Singer - 2006).   This is a selected list of things I have done in the past.

 

Public/Community, Concours oral, Judge, approximately 3 hours spent for the year, No, neither, Pro Bono, Local. (1993 - 2009).

Every spring, students of French in La Crosse area high schools participate in a contest that assesses pronunciation, intonation, memorization, and performance.   Based on their rating, students may choose to perform in regional and statewide pronunciation contests.    I have been a judge nearly every spring since I arrived in La Crosse.

 

Smart Start Brunch - incoming Freshmen, Student Services, Discussant, NONE, approximately 3 hours spent for the year, No, neither, Pro Bono. (September 6, 2009).

Breakfasted with students, answered their questions, and participated in a panel with other faculty to answer questions.

 

Russian woman training in Oral Proficiency seeks someone to interview, OPI - interviewee in Russian, I was an interviewee, Pro Bono. (May 28, 2008).

Natalia Spicer from Coon Valley, interviewed me in Russian.  She is working towards being certified as an Oral Proficiency Interviewer and was finding it difficult to find speakers of Russian in the area.  I spent about 45 minutes on the phone, conversing with Natalia in Russian while her mentor listened in and advised her on assessing the interview.

 

Professional, Holmen High School Honors  French class, Hosted 14 high school students in class. (March 11, 2008).

At the request of the French teacher at Holmen High School, I welcomed his Honor French students to attend FRE 202.  I did not allow them to sit passively, but asked them to participate.  We played a learning game and I partnered them  with students from La Crosse.  Feedback from Mr Wopat was very positive.  Students signed and sent a thank you card -one even wrote "Merci beaucoup" - language in use!

 

Professional, Cercle fran�ais and PI Delta PHI, Faculty Advisor, approximately 15 hours spent for the year. (2003).

Invited Marc Vincent, a French singer/songwriter, to come to La Crosse. Arranged for his housing, escorted him for two days, reserved concert hall; donated $100.00 for his housing.  The entire community was invited, but personal contact was made to each teacher of French. 

 

Public/Community, La Crosse/Dubna Friendship Organization, Board Member, Treasurer, approximately 20 hours spent for the year, Yes, appointed, Pro Bono, International. (1994 - 1999).

The LDFO facilitates exchanges between La Crosse and our sister-city Dubna, Russia.  The committee undertakes fund raising and supports the dissemination of information about Dubna.

 

Service Presentations

 

Professional Memberships

 

Midwest Modern Language Association, Regional. (June 1994 - Present).

Organization for professionals, in particular teachers of languages.

 

Wisconsin Associaton of Foreign Language Teachers, State. (1989 - Present).

 

Grants

 

B.  Additional Service Evidence

 

Letter from Bart Von Voorhis - Chair of Research and Grants Committe

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Bart VanVoorhis letter-1.pdf)

 

Procedures for Retention and Tenure Committee that I wrote when I was chair.

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Procedures for Retention and Tenure-1.pdf)

 

VI.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

A.   Awards and Honors

 

CLS Recognition for Excellence - Nomination, College Of Liberal studies, Scholarship/Research. (March 2009).

 

Recognition of Teaching Certificate, Wisconsin Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (WAATF), Teaching. (November 1994).

 

B.  Faculty Development

 

Teaching, Workshop, "Working with Powerpoint in the classroom", UW-L Modern Languages - Technology Committee, United States, No. (April 2008).

 

Teaching, Workshop, "Program Assessment", UW-Parkside, WI, United States, No. (2005).

 

Teaching, Instructional-Related Conference, Department of Modern Languages, La Crosse, United States, No. (September 1993 - September 2004).

 

Teaching, Instructional-Related Conference, ""Foreign Language Instruction via Distance Education"", UW- Eau Claire - TALL - Technology Assisted Language Training, Eau Claire, WI, United States, No. (1997).

 

Professional, Instructional-Related Conference, "Annual Conference for Language teachers of Wisconsin", WAFLT - Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Appleton, WI, United States, No. (1993 - 1996).

 

Teaching, Self-Study Program, "Study in Russia", None, Dubna, Russia, Yes. (July 1996 - August 1996).

 

Scholarship/Research, Self-Study Program, "Sabbatical leave to research "Russian Literati in France"", UW-La Crosse, United States, Yes. (January 1996 - August 1996).

 

Teaching, Workshop, "Distance Education Workshop", UW-La Crosse, United States, No. (1995).

 

Teaching, Instructional-Related Conference, ""Toward a French Cultural Studies: Pedagogical Practices and Theories", UW-Madison, Madison, United States, No. (1994).

 

C.  Pre UW-L CV Link

Download File (poulton.lesl/promotion/Curriculum Vitae - post 1992 - promotion-2.doc)