New Employment Opportunity

The A-State Faculty Center, previously known as ITTC, is a diverse department at A-State that focuses on assisting faculty and staff with professional development, training, and resources needed to excel as educators, researchers, and professionals. Some of our resources include creating and maintaining web applications and other solutions to faculty and staff who may need special projects to achieve outcomes.

The A-State Faculty Center is looking for Web Developers and/or Web Development enthusiasts who have prior experience with web development, or are eager to learn and develop web applications. In this role, you will plan, design, and develop web applications for the department. This is a part-time position. This is NOT a graduate assistant position.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain web applications
  • Document development procedures
  • Coding (mostly PHP)
  • Communication skills (to deal with faculty and staff)

 Basic Qualifications

  • Computer Science (can be a current student in BS or MS program)
  • Completed OOP Class
  • At least 1 year of programming experience (class projects qualifies)
  • English Proficiency

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with full-stack web applications
  • Experience with PHP, MySQL, JS, and CSS
  • Experience with ASP.NET (C#)
  • Experience with Laravel
  • Experience with AngularJS

It All Begins Next Week! New Faculty Seminar Series

iTunesU

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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