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Timothy J Foxsmith

[Timothy James Foxsmith]

Other Faculty, Modern Languages
Last Updated: February 12, 2020
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Biography

Biography

Over my career, I have taught primarily at secondary institutions in Texas and New York, with much of that time spent at the University of Texas at Arlington. I have also had the privilege of teaching at both public and private high schools and to both hearing and deaf students during this time. Additionally, I have experience as a language lab manager, language technology specialist, online content creator, consultant and sign language interpreter.

Education

Education

    • 2005 MA in Spanish
      The University of Texas at Arlington, 2005
    • 2002 BBA in Business Administration in International Business
      The University of Texas at Arlington, 2002

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2006 Certified Teacher- Texas Bilingual Elementary EC-4 grade,
    • 2006 Certified Teacher- Texas Spanish 6-12 grade,
    • 2002 Certificate of Completion for Spanish Advanced III, ICA Spanish School, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
    • 2011 Certified Sign Language Interpreter- Texas BEI Basic Level Certification,

Appointments

Appointments

    • Aug 2014 to Present Senior Lecturer of Spanish
      Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      -Currently, teaching 4 online courses in Spanish -Assisting other faculty and students with the implementation and training related to an online proctored testing system. -Providing technical expertise to resolve any technical difficulties that Spanish faculty or students may encounter. -Offering workshops for various language faculty and training sessions in the effective use of online learning tools -Serving as a member of the departmental awards committee -Serving as a member of the departmental Retention and Recruitment Committee
    • Aug 2011 to Present Independent Contractor for Publishing Industry
      -Working as a digital faculty consultant; leading workshops, online and face-to-face training sessions and assisting faculty with technical questions regarding online learning platforms and an online proctored testing system. -Authoring activities and modifying activities for an online format as a subject matter expert -Focus group participant for online learning platform website -Transition consultant for new Spanish texts -Developing presentations, instructional and informational materials in the use of Spanish textbooks and learning websites
    • Nov 2012 to June 2014 Specialist, Technology Manager, and Visiting Lecturer of Spanish
      Modern Languages, Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf
      -Taught hearing and deaf/hard of hearing sections of Spanish -Supervised technology/center staff and tutors -Assisted departmental faculty with technology related needs -Led workshops and training sessions in the effective use of technology in second language acquisition -Collaborated with other faculty members at NTID to establish a study abroad opportunity in Chile for deaf and hard of hearing students -Served as Associate Advisor for an MFA Thesis -Served as an active non-elected member of the International Educational Committee, establishing study abroad opportunities for the College of Liberal Arts -Proposed modified expansion plan for technology center and actively pursued grants for technology center expansion -Coordinated speaker from Chile to visit and lecture about the Deaf experience in Chile -Worked in partnership with other faculty members, Chilean universities and governmental agencies and the Deaf Chilean community to improve access to services and higher education for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Aug 2008 to Jan 2013 Senior Lecturer
      Modern Languages,
      -As a Senior Lecturer, taught lower-level Spanish courses, including online, face-to-face and intensive courses -Won the Department of Modern Languages' Lecturer of the Year Award in May 2011 -Wrote training materials and provided training to lower-level Spanish instructors for Connect, the new McGraw-Hill assignment website August 2012 -Assisted the department as a Transition Consultant for McGraw-Hill for 9th edition of Puntos de partida during Fall 2010 -Worked with supervisor to reconfigure course sequencing, tests and syllabi for lower-level intensive sections -Authored training materials and led workshops related to the use of Blackboard's gradebook tool
    • June 2007 to June 2008 Spanish Teacher
      Cistercian Prepatory School
      -Developed literary curriculum for Spanish IV -Constructed tests and lesson plans -Planned new curriculum for Spanish III and IV -Modified Spanish I and II curriculum -Scheduled meetings with representatives from various publishers and, together with others, selected a new Spanish textbook for Spanish III and IV.
    • Aug 2006 to May 2007 Lecturer
      Tarrant County College- Northeast and Northwest
      -Taught Spanish levels I through IV -Developed communicative language learning materials for students -Assisted students during language lab hours

Awards and Honors

    • May  2011 MODL Lecturer of the Year sponsored by Department of Modern Languages

Courses

      • SPAN 1442-018 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1442-019 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SPAN 1442-020 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-011 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-025 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-026 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-010 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1442-001 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-021 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1442-018 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-011 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-012 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-004 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-008 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-024 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2314-008 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2314-010 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1442-001 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-022 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-023 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-011 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-012 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-024 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-025 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-009 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-010 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-002 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • SPAN 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • SPAN 1441-022 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 1441-023 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 1442-016 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 2313-011 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 1441-025 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 1441-026 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 1442-017 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 2313-009 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 1442-001 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • SPAN 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • SPAN 2313-011 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 2314-005 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 2314-008 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 2313-011 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2314-009 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • SPAN 1441-023 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2314-003 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2314-005 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2314-008 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2313-011 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 2314-004 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 2314-008 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 1441-021 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 2314-010 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 1441-024 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 1441-025 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 2314-008 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 2314-010 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 1442-019 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 2314-009 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 1442-015 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 2313-011 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 1441-022 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2011
      • SPAN 1442-022 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2011
      • SPAN 2313-022 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2011
      • SPAN 2314-022 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2011
      • SPAN 1441-021 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 2313-122 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 2314-122 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 2313-122 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 2314-122 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 1441-022 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2010
      • SPAN 1442-022 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2010
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 1441-022 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SPAN 1442-022 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SPAN 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SPAN 2313-002 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009