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Marva A. Barnett
Teaching Resource Center, Hotel D, 24 East Range, PO Box 400136
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4136
Phone: (434) 982-2815; FAX: (434) 982-3085
marva@virginia.edu; http://www.faculty.virginia.edu/marva


TEACHING & ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

Professor & Director, Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia. 1990 to present.

  • Administers the Teaching Resource Center, a faculty development and TA training program for the entire University, located under the Office of the Provost
  • Manages a staff of six.
  • Teaches primarily Victor Hugo (FREN 3655) and The Writing and Reading of Texts (FREN 3032)

Director of French Language Required Course Sequence, University Virginia, 1983-90. (Assistant Professor of French, 1983-89; Associate Professor, 1989-95)

  • Supervised 35-40 graduate teaching assistants annually
  • Developed and expanded annual TA Orientation Workshop

Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Indiana University, 1981-83.

Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Purdue University, 1980-81.

Assistante de langue anglaise / Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Lycée expérimental mixte de Sèvres, France, 1977-78.

EDUCATION

Harvard University, Ph.D., Romance Languages & Literatures (French) : "Theme and Technique in French Tragicomedy: 1628-1645"

University of Maine at Orono, M.A., French : "The Theme of Love in Chosen Works of Victor Hugo"

Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT, B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), French and English

AWARDS, HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS

Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (2012), awarded by the French Republic for important contributions to teaching and research on French culture and literature.

Thomas Jefferson Award (2011), University of Virginia, to recognize excellence in service to the University.

Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award (2008), University of Virginia.

Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award (2002), given by the University of Virginia Women's Center to honor a high degree of professionalism, creativity, commitment, and excellent work that makes a direct, significant impact on the core academic enterprise of the University.

Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellowship at Downing College, University of Cambridge, spring 2000.

Bright Idea Award for the Teaching Resource Center, Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, 1997, for Undergraduate Student Focus Groups.

The Raven Society, University of Virginia, elected spring 1995.

Stephen A. Freeman Award (1990) awarded by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages for the best published article on teaching techniques to have appeared in 1989-90. For “Writing as a Process.” French Review 63 (1989): 31-44.

Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Education (1988) awarded once each year by the Foreign Language Association of Virginia to a college or university professor.

Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education (1987) awarded by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) for the most outstanding published contribution to foreign language or second language education in 1985 and 1986. For “Syntactic and Lexical/Semantic Skill in Foreign Language Reading: Importance and Interaction.” The Modern Language Journal 70 (1986): 343-49.

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship, Lycée expérimental mixte de Sèvres (France), 1977-78.

GRANTS RECEIVED

Faculty Research Travel Grant in International Studies, University of Virginia, 2012.

Jefferson Trust Grant ($49,000) for the University Academy of Teaching, Teaching Resource Center, co-authored with Judith Reagan, 2011.

Arts & Sciences Research Support in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Grant and a Small Grant from the Vice President for Research and Graduate Study, University of Virginia, for support of Victor Hugo on Things That Matter: A Reader, 2006.

NEH Special Challenge Grant ($300,000) to create and endow three Distinguished Teaching Professorships, 1992.

Sesquicentennial Associateships, University of Virginia: Spring, 2000; Spring, 1994; 1987-88.

Lilly Teaching Fellows Program ($150,000) to support curriculum development and teaching improvement of junior faculty members in any discipline, 1992. Authored grant proposal and directs the program. Program continued as the University Teaching Fellows Program.

Co-authored SCHEV (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia) Funds for Excellence proposal ($114,900) for the Teaching Resource Center, 1990.

Grant from the Academic Computing Support Program, University of Virginia, 1989-90, to integrate computer-assisted writing programs into French, German, and Spanish language instruction.

SCHEV Funds for Excellence grant in the amount of $52,600 to develop a proficiency-based curriculum.

Faculty Fellowship for Summer Research, University of Virginia: 1987 and 1988.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Lettres inédites de Juliette Drouet à Victor Hugo. With Gérard Pouchain. Rouen & Le Havre: Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2012.

Victor Hugo on Things That Matter: A Reader. New Haven, CT: Yale U. Press, 2009.

More Than Meets the Eye--Foreign Language Reading: Theory and Practice. Washington: Center for Applied Linguistics, 1989.

Lire avec plaisir: Stratégies de lecture and Instructor's Manual, with annotated bibliography. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. Second edition: Boston: Heinle, 1992.

EN ROUTE: Le français et le monde francophone. With A. Valdman, L. Holekamp, M. Laronde, S. Magnan, C. Pons. New York: Macmillan, 1986.

Invited Chapters and Essays

“Whose Course Is It? Students as Course Co-Creators.” Margaret-Ann Kassen, ed., Language Learners of Tomorrow: Process and Promise. Report of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook, 1999: 61-97.

“Reading.” Vicki Galloway and Carol Herron, eds., Research Within Reach. Valdosta, GA: Southern Conference on Language Teaching, 1995: 85-95.

“Imagination, Interaction, Initiative.” UVa Alumni News, September, 1994: 6-12.

“The Reading Component Articulated Across Levels.” Wilga M. Rivers, ed. Teaching Languages at College: Curriculum and Content. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook, 1992: 73-90.

Refereed Articles

Co-author with Dorothe Bach, José Fuentes and Sherwood Frey: "Promoting Intellectual Community and Professional Growth for Diverse Faculty." In To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development. Ed. Sandra Chadwick-Blossey. Vol. 24. Bolton, MA: Anker, 2006: 166-82.

“The Journey to Critical Reading for Advanced American Students of French.” Jean-Pascal Simon & Francis Grossmann, eds. Lecture à l'université: Langue maternelle, seconde et étrangère. Bern: Peter Lang, 2004: 227-45.

Co-author with Robert Francis Cook: “The Seamless Web: Developing Teaching Assistants as Professionals.” In Development and Supervision of Teaching Assistants in Foreign Language. AAUSC Issues in Language Program Direction, Vol. 3. Ed. Joel Walz. Boston: Heinle, 1992: 85-111.

“Language and Literature: False Dichotomies, Real Allies.” ADFL Bulletin 22 (1991): 7-11.

“Writing as a Process.” French Review 63 (1989): 31-44. Winner of the 1990 Steven A. Freeman Award. Reprinted in the Northeast Conference Newsletter (Winter 1992): 16-19; 51-55.

“Reading Through Context: How Real and Perceived Strategy Use Affects L2 Comprehension.” The Modern Language Journal 72 (1988): 150-62.

“Teaching Reading Strategies: How Methodology Affects Language Course Articulation.” Foreign Language Annals 21 (1988): 109-19.

“How Receptive to New Ideas Are We? Reading and Listening Proficiency.” ADFL Bulletin 19 (1988): 29-32.

“Syntactic and Lexical/Semantic Skill in Foreign Language Reading: Importance and Interaction.” The Modern Language Journal 70 (1986): 343-349. Winner of the 1987 Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education awarded by ACTFL.

“Peer Observation and Analysis: Improving Teaching and Training TAs.” ADFL Bulletin 15 (1983): 30-33.

“Replacing Teacher Talk with Gestures: Nonverbal Communication in the Foreign Language Classroom.” Foreign Language Annals 16 (1983): 173-176.

Book reviews published in The Modern Language Journal and Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

COURSES TAUGHT AT U.VA.

Victor Hugo (FREN 355; formerly FREN 345)

The Writing and Reading of Texts (FREN 332, required for majors/minors)

Pleasures and Perspectives of Performance, University Seminar for first-year students, team-taught with Stephen Cushman, Department of English, Spring 1999.

Teaching French and Spanish: Using Context to Promote Proficiency, to foreign-language teachers in southwest Virginia, Summer, 1994.

Teaching French 1, 2, 3: An Intensive Institute for Virginia French Teachers, July 5-21, 1993.

Theories and Methods of Scholarship: Teaching and Research, FREN 701.

Advanced Grammar (FREN 331), required for majors/minors

Intensive Intermediate French (FREN 232), for potential majors

Elementary and Intermediate French (FREN 101-202), required language course sequence

SELECTED INVITED PRESENTATIONS: PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS

“The Teaching Resource Center at the University of Virginia and Faculty Development,”a plenary session at the 13th National Network Conference for University and College Pedagogy: “The Quality Reform: A new time has arrived for higher education--Implementation and consequences.” University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, October 2002.

“Thinking and Writing Reflectively: What Do We Value and How Is It Learned?” Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, September, 2000; Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York City, March, 2001.

“Working on Writing with Foreign Language Students.” Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, September, 2000.

“Whose Course Is It? Recruiting Student Engagement and Commitment,” Brigham Young University, October 1996; Binghampton University, New York, February 1999.

“Critical Thinking and Cooperative Learning: A Natural Partnership?”, Seminar on the Essentials of Leadership for Faculty at Clinch Valley College (now the University of Virginia at Wise), January, 1994.

Workshops and papers on research and teaching strategies for foreign language reading and/or writing at these conferences and institutions, 1986-93: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Conference, American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference, Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Meeting, Fredericksburg, VA, Area FL Teachers' Professional In-Service, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University, Randolph-Macon College, College of William and Mary, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Hampton University,

Workshops and papers on foreign language teaching, including teaching students with disabilities, training teaching assistants, proficiency-oriented instruction at these conferences and institutions, 1986-93: Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference, American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference, University of Virginia Center for the Liberal Arts, University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center, Virginia State Foreign Language Conference

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS: PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS

"Promoting Intellectual Community and Professional Growth of New, Diverse Faculty." Professional and Organizational Development Network for Higher Education (POD) International Conference, Montreal, November 2004.

“Thinking Reflectively in the Humanities: A Cross-Cultural Study.” Lilly Teaching Conference, Boston, November, 2001.

“Promoting Students’ Responsibility and Engagement.” Lilly Teaching Conference, Boston, November, 2001.

“Teaming with the Faculty Senate for Teaching Excellence.” Developed independently; presented with Benjamin Ray, Religious Studies, U.Va. Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, Snowbird, Utah, October, 1998.

“The Journey to Critical Reading by Advanced American Students of French.” Reading in the University: First, Second, and Foreign Languages, Grenoble, France, September, 1998.

“Analyzing and Improving Your Teaching: The Teaching Portfolio.” Repeated invitations to co-present at the US Naval Academy and at North Carolina State University.

“Building Belief in Teaching Portfolios at a Research Institution.” Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, October, 1997.

“Making It Work for Everyone,” with Ishmail Conway, U.Va. Teaching Resource Center Annual Fall Teaching Workshop, 1996 to present.

“Individual Differences in Reading French: Strategies of Advanced Students,” Reading in the University: First, Second, and Foreign Languages, Toulouse, France, September, 1995.

“Advanced Students Reading French: A Look at Individuals,” AATF National Conference, Quebec, July, 1994.

Workshops and papers on research and teaching strategies for foreign language reading and/or writing at these conferences and institutions, 1988-93: South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention, Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference, American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)/AAT Joint Conference, Southern Conference on Language Teaching, International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) 7th World Congress

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND OTHER SERVICE

National and International

Comité scientifique for the Second International Conference on Reading at the University /
Lecture à l'Université, Grenoble, France, 1998
Pimsleur Award Committee (1989); Chair (1990)
American Assoc. of Univ. Supervisors and Coordinators Committee on Promotion (1987-89)

Regional

Nominating Committee, Foreign Language Association of Virginia (1988-89)
Advisory Council, Northeast Conference (1983-89)
Executive Committee, Virginia Chapter, American Association of Teachers of French (1985-88)

University of Virginia (selected committees and service)

Faculty Teaching Awards Committee (1991 to present); Chair 2002 to present
Faculty Senate Executive Council (1994-96; 1997-2000); Secretary, 1998-99
Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Affairs (1996-98)
Chair, Academic Affairs Sub-committee on Junior Faculty Development (1997-98)
Improvement of Teaching Committee, Strategic Self-Study (1994-95)
Director, University Teaching Fellows Program (1992 to present)
NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor Program oversight; also, selection committee member
(1995 to present)

Department of French (selected committees and service)

Organize various events related to Victor Hugo's work, including two talks by Gérard Pouchain in April 2005 and the concert Hugo Live with Alain Lecompte in October 2005.
Committee on Undergraduate Studies (1996-2005)
Maas Prize Committee (2002-05)
Committee on Graduate Studies (1988-92; 2001-02)
Chair, Committee on Undergraduate Writing Requirements (1988-89)