Employment and Educational History of Jim Carter

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I am actively involved in international standards development which is discussed separately.

Major Positions

 2005 - present
Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Saskatchewan
 1988 - 2005 Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Saskatchewan (renamed from Computational Science Department)
 1986 Tenure Granted, Computational Science, University of Saskatchewan.
 1982-1988 Assistant Professor, Computational Science, University of Saskatchewan.
 1981-1982 Acting Staff Assistant for Management Systems, University of Illinois Housing Division, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.
 1979-1981 Research Assistant, University of Illinois Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.
 1978-1979 Graduate Assistant, University of Alberta Department of Industrial and Vocational Education, Edmonton, Alberta
 1976-1978 Systems Analyst, Alberta Government Data Center, Edmonton, Alberta
 1975-1976 Director of Computing, Alberta Oil Tool Division, Edmonton, Alberta
 1973-1975 Systems Engineer, IBM Canada, Edmonton, Alberta


2011-2012Sabbatical leave spent at the "Minds in Technology – Minds in Thought" research lab in the Human Factors group of the Depoartment of Psychology at the University of Central Florida, including teaching "CAP 4104 Human and Technology Interation" in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the UCF
 1997 Sabbatical leave spent working on Usability First book while residing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
 1988-1989 Sabbatical leave spent at Knowledge Science Institute, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Academic Credentials


Vocational & Technical Education.

Dissertation: Computing Applications in Industrial Education.

 1983 University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A.

Industrial & Vocational Education.

Thesis: A Computerized Attitude Evaluation.

 1980 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 B.A.  Classics  1977 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 B.Sc.  Chemical Engineering  1973 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Administrative Duties at the U. of Saskatchewan

University Committees

University Council 1999-2001, elected member at large
University Council Library Committee 1999-2001, appointed member
University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association 1999-2000, Computer Science Department representative
University Council Committee on By-Laws and Committee Structure

1995-1996, appointed member

during this time the committee was responsible for completely restructuring the committees of the University Council

University Council 1995-1996, elected member at large
Library Sub-Committee of the Academic Affairs Committee of University Council, 1993-1996, appointed member
Computer/Communications Selection Committee 1985, appointed member
Standing Committee on University Microcomputer Hardware and Software Acquisitions 1983-86, appointed member
Selection Committee for Microcomputer Hardware and Software Products 1982-83, appointed member

College Committees

College Review Committee,
College of Arts and Science
2003-2006, member
Programs Committee,
College of Arts and Science
1995-1997, member
Environmental Engineering Research Unit,
College of Engineering
1992-95, executive board member and Computational Science Department representative
Library Committee,
College of Engineering
1991-96, Computational Science Department representative
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Committee,
College of Engineering
1989-91, Computational Science Department representative
Committee for Extension and Public Relations,
College of Engineering
1985-88, Computational Science Department representative

Computer (Computational) Science Department Committees and Responsibilities

Associate Head for Recruiting
Department Library Coordinator 2000-present
Department Seminar Coordinator 1999-2000
Curriculum Committee 1995-1996, member
Teaching Effectiveness Committee 1989-91 & 1992-1996, member
Committee on the Commerce Core Curriculum 1994-95, member
Committee on Themes in the Commerce Curriculum 1994-95, member
Committee on the Computing Major in the Commerce Curriculum 1994-95, member
Facilities Committee 1986-88 & 1992-95, member
Upper Year Curriculum Committee 1986-88, member
Camelot (microcomputer) Teaching Laboratory 1985-87, faculty member responsible
Assignment of Markers and Assistants 1983-86, faculty member responsible
Committee for selecting Undergraduate Teaching Facilities 1983-84, member
Recording Secretary 1982-83

Administrative Duties in Professional Societies

Computer Systems Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: Program Chair for 1994 Annual Meeting. This involved 64 submissions, 3 reviews per submission, 20 reviewers, and personally doing 30 reviews. Additionally I initiated the establishment of a one day high level technical seminar on "Integrating Human Factors within Software Engineering Practice" for the Annual Meeting.
Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Club of Saskatoon: Past President, 1986-1988; President, 1984-86; First Vice-President, 1983-84.
Computer and Information Science Association (of Canada): Prairie Regional Director,1985-87.


Other Professional and Consulting Activities

SaskJam '90, 1990.

I prepared a schedule for 150 patrols to participate in their choice of 26 events in 13 event periods for the Saskatchewan Provincial Jamboree. This involved a number of loading and satisfaction projections and five sets of tentative program schedules. The task was complicated by small event loading capacities and a number of rules for relationships between events requiring a high degree of human interaction with computer software due to the computational complexity of attempting to do fully automated scheduling. This involved approximately 200 hours of work in each of the 1989-90 and 1990-91 academic years, primarily done outside normal working hours. This activity was in preparation for SaskJam '90 which was held July, 1990.

Knowledge Engineering Program,1988-1989.

At the Knowledge Science Institute, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, I supervised an individual performing a half-time research project in the Knowledge Engineering Program which was a Government of Canada Job Development Program.

Ukrainian Canadian Committee - Saskatchewan Provincial Council, 1985.

Developed successful grant application to Sask. Trust for $25,500 to computerize the operations of the UCC Saskatchewan Provincial Council. Completed systems analysis and design for the system.

University of Saskatchewan Bookstore, 1983-84.

Involvement included recommending computer reference books and conducting a one day seminar for Bookstore staff and management on the types, contents, and audiences of computer reference books.

Society of Management Accountants RIA Program, 1983.

Involvement with the RIA program included marking a question on each of two national examinations for the RIA Accounting Information Systems course and performing rereads of summer national examination for the RIA Accounting Information Systems Course.

Alberta Heritage, 1983.

Performed computerization of data records and analysis of data for "Survey of Ukrainian Community Halls in Alberta".