New Employment Opportunity

The Faculty Center has an opening for a part-time Administrative Specialist.

The Administrative Specialist is responsible for the following: researching and preparing special reports, examining and verifying documents, managing and answering incoming phone calls and walk-in requests, some fiscal support, and performing general office duties.

Minimum qualifications include the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of related experience.

For more information, please contact the Faculty Center at 870-972-2334 or email Tiffany N. Mosley at

Arkansas State University (A-State) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. A-State is also committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment.

It All Begins Next Week! New Faculty Seminar Series


Monday, August 17th, marks the beginning of our New Faculty Seminar series. Apple reps will be providing training on iTunes U and specifically some of the exciting new changes like an integrated grade book and private discussions. Two sessions will be available: August 17, 8:30-11:30 am, HSS 1018 (20 person limit) and August 17, 12:30-3:30 pm, HSS 1018 (20 person limit). Please use the Faculty Center Scheduler to reserve your spot today! While you are there, please check out some of the upcoming professional development sessions we are offering during this week like iPad Apps Across the Curriculum and iLife – iMovie.

Additional training sessions for iTune U will be available later in the fall if you are unable to make the August sessions. For more information on iTunes U please visit their home page.

Building a Better Discussion from The Chronicle of Higher Education

My research on teaching and learning in higher education began when I was hired as a graduate assistant at the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence, at Northwestern University, back in the late 1990s. The center had a large library room with tall bookcases lining one wall and deep filing cabinets against another. Within those cabinets the director, Ken Bain, had collected countless articles to peruse and photocopy about teaching and learning.

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Modeling the Behavior We Expect in Class

In 1961, a Stanford University psychologist named Albert Bandura conducted a soon-to-be famous experiment. He had young children watch adults interact with an inflatable “Bobo” doll in a toy-strewn room. Half of the children observed an adult acting aggressively toward the doll: pummeling, hitting, attacking the defenseless toy with mallets. The other half watched an adult playing nicely with Bobo, as the children’s parents might want them to play with other kids. All of the children were then left alone in the room with the doll. – See more at: