January 11-12, 2006


ITEM 130-1001-R0106��������������� Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction upon Carolyn J. Lott; The University of Montana-Missoula


THAT:�������������������������������������� Professor Carolyn J. Lott, after thirteen years of dedicated service to The University of Montana, has merited the commendation of the Board of Regents of the Montana University System and has earned the title of Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Emeritus.


EXPLANATION:����������������������� Professor Lott received an Ed.D. from The University of Montana in 1985.� The University of Montana hired her as a Visiting Assistant Professor in September 1993, after serving as a classroom teacher for 18 years.� One year later, she was awarded a tenure-track appointment.� She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1997 and Full Professor in 2002.� Professor Lott served the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as Chair from 2003-2005 and continues to serve as Chair through the 2005-2006 academic year.


Professor Lott exhibits an excellent teaching record in the Elementary Education Teacher Education Program and the Library Media Endorsement Program.� She has contributed significantly to the research in English language arts and library media.� She has published articles and conducted seminars in children�s literature, integrated teaching, library media, and teaching writing.� She has collaborated with national, regional, and state organizations in English and in library media.� Her broad interests in literature culminated in serving three years as a member and three years as chair of the Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Literature Award for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).� As Chair of the Secondary Section, she also served on the Executive Council of NCTE, representing middle school and secondary teachers of English across the membership of the organization.� At the national level in library, she served as president of the Educators of Library Media Specialists, a division of the American Library Association.� As professor, scholar, leader, and mentor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Professor Lott has mentored doctoral and master�s students while guiding and collaborating to expand the library media program, the first entirely online program offering in the School of Education.