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Curriculum Vita Mimi W. Yu One UTSA Circle_ MB 1.209_ UTSA San

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									                                   Curriculum Vita
                                      Mimi W. Yu
                          One UTSA Circle, MB 1.209, UTSA
                                 San Antonio, TX 78249
                     Phone: 210.458.4749; E-mail: mimi.yu@utsa.edu


Educational Background

M.A. 1989, Japanese Linguistics
University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A. 1986, Japanese Studies
Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.


Professional Experience

Associate Director 2008-Present
East Asia Institute (EAI)
University of Texas, San Antonio

       Job duties:

       • Master planning
       • Fundraising
       • Grant writing
       • Coordinating and organizing projects, including lectures, seminars, workshops,
         fairs, visual art exhibits, and performing art series
       • Web/poster/newsletter graphic design and maintaining the EAI homepage
       • Outreach at K-12 school and local groups in the San Antonio and the
          neighboring communities
       • Supervising office assistants on office logistics
       • Streamlining event/project procedures
       • Supervising interns on research and creating K-12 outreach teaching/learning
          materials
       • Conducting communication duties with various news media agencies to get
          news coverage for the EAI events
       • Coordinating special event logistics, including catering, invitation designs,
         parking arrangements, etc.
       • Networking with foreign consulate offices in Houston and local ethnic
         association groups/chamber of commerce offices for collaborations


Lecturer of Japanese 2008-Present
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
University of Texas, San Antonio
Lecturer of Japanese 1989-2008
Coordinator of the Japanese Program 1989-2008
Director, Multimedia Language Center 2002-2008
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Nevada, Reno


      Highlights of accomplishments in the Japanese program:

      • Established the Japanese program with an annual enrollment of 400 students
      • Created an interdisciplinary Japanese Studies minor
      • Helped create an interdisciplinary Asian Studies minor
      • Assisted with creation of two exchange programs with the Hiroshima University
      and the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa
      • Hired and supervised Japanese lecturers for the program and worked with them
      on curriculum development and instructional technology.
      • Presented numerous papers, presentations, and workshops on integrating
      computer technology into language teaching at various national and international
      conferences
      • Successfully secured various grants totaling $34,984.00 both on and off campus
      to solicit funding for instructional purposes and for attending seminars/workshops
      • Visited the National Taiwan Normal University as an exchange scholar to work
      with the Mandarin Chinese Language Center (MCLC) on teacher exchange and to
      present talks to both the MCLC and the English Department on applying
      technology to language teaching
      • Participated in a selective month-long workshop for teachers of less commonly
      taught languages, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and hosted by
      the University of Hawaii, Manoa
      • Attended a selective two-month long overseas Japanese language teachers’
      workshop in Urawa, Japan, sponsored by the Japan Foundation
      • Served as faculty advisor for the Japanese Students Action Network and the
      Anime Club and hosted activities that involved people from the Reno community
      to discuss both traditional and pop Japanese culture
      • Performed outreach at local K-12 schools to increase the awareness of Asian
      culture by giving presentations and hands-on activities
      • Presented talks to the Nevada Humanities Society and other interested groups on
      Japan and its culture in Reno
      • Coordinated with the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco to give talks on Japan
      and on career development
      • Taught Chinese as a volunteer at a local Chinese language school for 8 years
      • Helped develop a business Japanese curriculum for a group of businessmen and
      engineers of a subsidiary part of Lockeed Martin Aircraft Company in Reno
      • Translated documents and performed interpretation services for the Reno-Tahoe
      Visitors Bureau
      • Assisted in interviewing and hiring Chinese lecturers
       • Recognized for teaching quality twice by the Alan Bible Teaching Excellence
       Award at Nevada (1994 and 2008)

       Highlights of accomplishments as Director of the Multimedia Language
       Center

       • Oversaw the annual budget of $25,000 and did budget analysis and planning
       • Managed the operation of the facility including both the center and the faculty
       workroom. The center is both a teaching lab and a walk-in lab with 28 student
       workstations and one teacher podium.
       • Supervised the lab technicians/staff
       • Secured three grants on campus and with the SmartBoard company to upgrade
       the lab podium equipment, the student workstations, and to purchase two
       interactive whiteboards. The grant total was $62,400.00.
       • Added cutting edge equipment to the faculty workroom for digitizing text,
       images, sound files, and video files
       • Gave numerous hands-on workshops on software applications and on how to
       apply them to language teaching for the faculty in the department
       • Organized and hosted a conference for the Southwest Association for Language
       Learning Technology with 60 participants from various states
       • Networked with other language lab directors and actively involved in conference
       planning as workshop leader
       • Presented invited workshops at Teacher to Teacher Workshops sponsored by the
       U.S. Dept. of Education and hosted by the University of California, San Diego

       • Gave workshops on teaching and learning with computer technology to local
       K-12 schools


Teaching Fellow 1988-1989
East Asian Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Awards and Honors
First place, Alan Bible Teaching Excellence Award, College of Liberal Arts, UNR, 2008
Finalist: Regents’ Teaching Award, UNR, 2006
Sabbatical leave, UNR, 2004-2005
Visiting Scholar, National Taiwan Normal University, 2004
Less Commonly Taught Languages Teachers Training Program, University of Hawaii,
Manoa (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education), 2002
Sabbatical leave, URN, Spring, 1997
Short Term Japanese Teachers Training Program, Urawa, Japan, Japan Foundation, 1994
Runner-up, Alan Bible Teaching Excellence Award, College of Arts and Science, UNR
1994
Professional Memberships
Texas Foreign Languages Association


Courses Taught
Nevada:
JPN 111-112 Beginning level Japanese course I & II
JPN 211-212 Intermediate level Japanese course I & II
JPN 221 Japan and its Culture
JPN 305-306 Advanced Japanese Composition and Conversation I & II
JPN 309 Advanced Japanese Conversation

UTSA:
JPN 1014 Beginning level Japanese


Languages

Mandarin Chinese: Native fluency
Taiwanese: Native fluency
Japanese: Near native fluency
English: Near native fluency


Professional Papers Delivered at Conferences

2009 “Language Teaching and Learning in the Web 2.0 Environment” as a
co-presenter
-Texas Foreign Language Association, March, 2009
-Chinese Language Teachers Association in Texas, August, 209

2009 “Kikujiro’s Summer: Inclusion and Alienation in the Japanese Culture”
“Children in the World Cinema” Film Conference
Organized by the University of Texas at San Antonio, September, 2009

2007 “Web 2.0 and its Implication on Language Teaching and Learning”
as a co-presenter
SouthWest Association on Language Teaching Technology
Fall 2007 Conference (SWALLT)

“From Classroom Presentation to Language Retention and Assessment”
-Education’s Digital Stream Conference
-2007 SouthWest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)
-International Association for Language Learning Technology 2007
Conference (IALLT)
“Instructional Desktop Movie/Podcasts Made Easy with Camtasia”
-Education’s Digital Stream Conference: Workshop
-International Association for Language Learning Technology 2007
Conference (IALLT) Workshop as a co-presenter

“Digitizing and Distributing Your Language Materials: Moving from
Analog to Digital”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference: Post-conference Workshop as a
co-presenter

2006 “From Classroom Presentation to Language Retention and
Assessment”
SouthWest Association on Language Teaching Technology
Fall 2006 Conference (SWALLT)

“Incorporating and Archiving Movie Trailers, Internet Radio/TV,
and Podcasting in a Foreign Language Classroom”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference

“Instructional Movie Productions Made Easy with Camtasia”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference: Workshop

“Digitizing and Distributing Your Language Materials: Moving from
Analog to Digital”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference: Pre-conference Workshop as a
co-presenter

“Language Teaching with Impact with PowerPoint and Camtasia”
Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium: Pre-conference
workshop (co-presenter)

“Enhancing Language Teaching with PowerPoint and Camtasia”
Japan Association for Language Technology/Computer Assisted Language
Learning (JALTCALL) 2006 Conference Workshop (co-author only)

2005 “Going Multimedia with QuickTime, Windows Movie Maker, and
Camtasia”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference

“Instructional Movie Productions Made Easy with Camtasia”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference: Workshop

“Languages Classes Come Alive with Animated PowerPoint in the
Digital Era”
5th International Conference of Foreign Language Education and
Technology

2004 “Streamlining Language Course Materials with QuickTime Movies”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference

2003 “Languages Classes Come Alive with Animated PowerPoint in the
Digital Era”
-Education’s Digital Stream Conference
-Arizona Language Teachers’ Association w/ Southwest Association on
Language Learning Technology Conference

“Technology: Your Tester, Tutor, and Tool”
Arizona Language Teachers’ Association w/ Southwest Association on
Language Learning Technology Conference as a co-presenter

2002 “Japanese e-Books”
-Education’s Digital Stream Conference
-Southwest Association on Language Learning Technology Conference

“The Making of an Online Kanji Dictionary”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference

“Designing Japanese Online Instructional Materials”
The Third International Conference on Computer Assisted Systems for
Teaching & Learning/Japanese

2001 “Designing Japanese Online Instructional Materials”
-Southwest Conference on Language Teaching
-Education’s Digital Stream Conference
-Central Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Conference
Foreign Languages & Literatures departmental colloquium, UNR

2000 “Ideas for Generating Internet-based Language Tutorial Programs
without any Background Knowledge of HTML”
Southwest Conference on Language Teaching

1999 “Teaching Japanese with PowerPoint”
Southwest Conference on Language Teaching

“How to Use PowerPoint to Generate Japanese Instructional
Materials and Web-based Tutorial Programs”
Canadian Japanese Teachers' Association Conference

1996 “How to Incorporate Multimedia Instruction in a Japanese Classroom”
Southwest Conference on Language Teaching
“Japanese Education in Nevada and How to Incorporate Multi-media
Instruction in a Japanese Classroom”
Nevada Language Issue Conference

1992 “Japanese Writing and Reading Made Easy”
Southwest Conference on Language Teaching


Publications

2007 “From Classroom Presentation to Language Retention and Assessment”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference Proceedings

2006 “PowerPoint and Camtasia: User-Friendly Tools to Enhance language
Teaching”
2006 AsiaCALL Conference Proceedings (co-author)

2005 “Going “Multimedia with QuickTime, Windows Movie Maker, and
Camtasia”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference Proceedings

2004 “Streamlining Language Course Materials with QuickTime Movies”
Education’s Digital Stream Conference Proceedings

2002 “Incorporating Online Authentic Materials and e-Books in a Japanese
Language Classroom”
pp.105-128, Education’s Digital Stream 2002 Conference Proceedings

"Designing Japanese Online Instructional Materials"
pp197-200, The Third International Conference on Computer Assisted
Systems for Teaching & Learning/Japanese Proceedings


Grants

2007 • Instructional Enhancement Grant, UNR ($1,889)
Hands-on language activities and teaching material development

2006   • Instructional Enhancement Grant, UNR ($2,670)
       Student Response System (Clickers) Project

2005   • Instructional Enhancement Grant, UNR ($1,069)
       Instructional Desktop Movie Clips Project

2004   • Book Donation Program, the Japan Foundation ($790)
       • Student Technology Fee Program, UNR ($10,000)
       • Smarter Kids Foundation, Smart Board Corporation ($1,260)
       • Exchange Scholar with the National Taiwan Normal University ($5,000)
2003   • Student Technology Fee Program, UNR ($25,000)
       • Book Donation Program, the Japan Foundation ($980)
2002   • Student Technology Fee Program, UNR ($16,208)
       • Book Donation Program, the Japan Foundation ($446)
       • Instructional Enhancement Grant, UNR ($650)
2001   • Book Donation Program, the Japan Foundation ($1,100)
       • Instructional Enhancement Grant, Academic Affairs Office, UNR ($1,171)
1999   • Book Donation Program, the Japan Foundation ($700)
       • Instructional Enhancement Grant, Academic Affairs Office, UNR ($1,500)
1997   • Book Donation Program, the Japan Foundation ($412)
1996   • Book Donation Program, the Japan Foundation ($970)
       • Travel Grant Program, the Japan Foundation ($186)
1995   • Book Donation Program, the Japan Foundation ($670)
       • Travel Grant Program, the Japan Foundation ($240)
       • Instructional Enhancement Grant, UNR ($1,330)
1994   • Overseas Japanese Teachers' Short-term Training Program, Japan Foundation
       (all expenses paid, including round-trip airfare, two months of stay in Japan,
       and a stipend for local transportation and books. Estimated cost: $8,000)
1993   • Instructional Enhancement Grant, UNR ($411)
1992   • Intensive Summer Foreign Language Teacher's Institute at the Univ. of
       Hawaii, Manoa (funded by the U.S. Department of Education: $3,200)
       • International Activities Grant, UNR ($3,740)
1991   • Book Donation Program, the Japan Foundation ($1,600)


Workshops Conducted

“Multimedia Approach to Language Teaching with PowerPoint”
“Enhancing Language Retention with Multimedia Desktop Movie Clips”
Teacher to Teacher Workshop held at the San Diego State University
(sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. (2007)
At these two workshops participants learned how to use PowerPoint to conduct a
language class and how to use Camtasia Studio, Windows Movie Maker, and PhotoStory
and how to use them to assign student assignments/projects.

“Digitizing and Distributing Your Language Materials: Moving from Analog to
Digital with the SWALLT Panel of Experts”
- Education’s Digital Stream Conference, 2006 and 2007 (co-presenter)
At this hands-on workshop conference attendees learned how to use Word, Adobe
Acrobat Pro., Microsoft Paint, Audacity, Windows Movie Maker, Springdoo, Word
cropping tool, and how to do podcasting. Hardware for digitizing images, sound, and
videos were explained at the workshop as well.

“Language Teaching with Impact Using PowerPoint and Camtasia”
-CALICO, 2006 & JLTCALL, 2006 (co-author only)
At this hands-on workshop conference attendees how to use PowerPoint in conducting a
language class and learned how to use Camtasia Studio to save a PowerPoint
presentation into a movie clip with a sound track for online posting.

“Techsmith’s Camtasia Studio”
-Education’s Digital Stream Conference, 2005 & 2006
At this hands-on workshop conference attendees (college professors and K-12 teachers)
learned how to use Camtasia Studio to archive web pages and to save a PowerPoint
presentation into a movie clip with a sound track.

“Digital Camcorder & iMovie”
-Digital Weekend of Workshops, College of Education, UNR, 2004
-Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UNR, 2004
At this hands-on workshop attendees learned how to use a digital camcorder and import
the video file into iMovie to make a movie with a title and transitions. They also learned
how to delete sections of the unwanted parts of the video clip.

“Digitizing VHS tapes/mini DV tapes using Windows Movie Maker”
-Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UNR, 2005
At this hands-on workshop FLL faculty learned how to digitize a section of a VHS/mini
DV tape using Windows Movie Maker. The attendees also learned how to add a title,
subtitles, and transitions to the movie clip, and they also learned how to delete sections of
the unwanted parts of the video clip.

“Digitizing VHS tapes on a DVD”
-Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UNR, 2005
At this hands-on workshop FLL faculty learned how to digitize a VHS tape onto a DVD
using the computer lab’s equipment.

“MS PowerPoint”
-Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UNR, 2003, 2004, 2005
-Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School in Reno, NV, 2006
-Jerry Whitehead Elementary in School, Sparks, NV, 2005
At this hands-on workshop FLL faculty learned how to make a PowerPoint presentation
by inserting text, picture files, sound files, and video files. The attendees also learned
how to add animations to the aforementioned multimedia elements.

“Digital Photography & Windows Movie Maker”
-Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UNR, 2004
At this hands-on workshop FLL faculty learned how to use a digital camera and import
the picture files into Windows Movie Maker to make a movie with a background sound
track and a recorded narration.

“MS Word”
-Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UNR, 2003
At this hands-on workshop FLL faculty learned how to use MS Word to make a table, to
insert pictures, to embed sound files, and to crop images

“Using a Slide/Negative Strip Scanner”
-Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UNR, 2002
At this hands-on workshop FLL faculty learned how to use a slide/negative strip scanner
to digitize slides and negative strips.

“Using a Flat Bed Scanner”
-Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UNR, 2002
At this hands-on workshop FLL faculty learned how to use a flat bed scanner to digitize
texts and pictures/photos and how to insert them into Word.


Workshops attended
-WebCT
-e-Portfolio (Lectora)
-Designing Writing Assignments
-Foreign Languages: Teaching with Technology” (pre-ACTFL workshop)
-Photoshop
-Camtasia Studio
-Digital Photography
-Online Learning Expo
-Learning Byways: Exemplary Uses of the Web in Teaching and Learning
-IDEAS for Professors—Instructional Development. Effectiveness, and Attitude
Seminars


Instructional Technology/Computer Skills
-Windows and Macintosh computers
-Web 2.0 tools and how to apply them into language instruction
-Podcasting
-Web page design
-Macromedia Dreamweaver (HTML editor)
-Macromedia Fireworks (Making still or animated image files)
-Word
-PowerPoint
-Excel
-iMovie (Making desktop movies)
-iPhoto (Organizing photos and running slide shows)
-iTune (Organizing sound files and burning music CDs)
-QuickTime Pro (Making desktop movies)
-Windows Movie Maker (Making desktop movies)
-Camtasia Studio (Making desktop movies)
-FastStone Capture (Making screen shots)
-PhotoStory (Making desktop movies)
-Lectora (Making data CDs)
-Digital scanning (Digitizing pictures, texts, slides, and negative strips)
-Digital voice recording/editing (Using a Win/Mac computer and Audacity)
-Digital photography editing (Using Photoshop)
-Digital movie editing (Using a mini DV-VHS tape player with Windows Movie Maker)
-Adobe Acrobat Professional (Making online forms)
-Skype (Internet Telephony)
-Audacity (Voice recording and digitizing sound files)
-Digitizing VHS tapes and burn them on a DVD/CD
-WebCT CE 6.0 with Wimba voice tool (Course management system with voice tool)
-HandBrake (Ripping DVD clips)
-WM Recorder (Recording online streaming videos)


Manuscripts Reviewed
Twice reviewed two different Japanese textbooks for Prentice-Hall (1996, 1997)


Conferences Organized
Southwest Association of Language Learning Technology 2003 conference, Reno, NV


Last revised April, 2010


								
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