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This Guidebook provides information about Arkansas State University, Jonesboro for current and prospective adjunct/part-time/Temporary instructors. It also consists of information from ‘Arkansas State University System Staff handbook 2012’, Graduate Bulletin, 2012-2013, ‘Arkansas State University Faculty Handbook’, ‘Campus Telephone Guide’, and ASU website . Other information applicable to members of the faculty may be obtained from the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administration, or accessed on the university website (

Syllabus Textbooks and Instructional Supplies

New Faculty Orientation Strategies for Successful Teaching


Additional Information


Course Syllabus

ASU Adjuncts/Part-time/Temporary Instructors are individuals whose education and professional experience enhance the teaching, research, or service programs of the University, and may receive appointments with appropriate academic rank. Such adjunct faculty members are normally: (a) employed by an organization other than Arkansas State University and do not receive compensation or salary from the University, or (b) employed on a temporary, part-time basis to teach in the University’s programs. An adjunct faculty position may not be used to circumvent a tenure decision. Adjunct-faculty appointments are made for a specified period (e.g. one semester, one-year) and neither the University nor the individual has a commitment for renewal. Unless the terms of appointment specify otherwise, University policies on promotion, tenure, non-reappointment, leave, and off-campus duty assignment do not apply to adjunct faculty. (1)

Academic Support Services Advising & Counseling Arkansas Heritage SITES Career Services Counseling Center Delta Studies Center Disability Services HYPES International Programs Library Learning Support Center Museum Parking Services Red Wolf Center Registrar’s Office Residence Life/Student Housing Scholarship/Financial Aid Student Accounts Student Health Center Student Leadership Center Student Union Testing Center University Police Department (UPD) Writing Lab Academic Support Structure VIII Academic Calendar IX Important Departments Contact Information XI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) X University Map XI


Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University I Mission, Core Values, Vision, and Institutional Priorities Personnel Policies II Appointment requirements and procedures


This Adjunct Guidebook recognizes that Adjunct/Part-time/Temporary instructors also have responsibility for policy development in such fundamental areas as curriculum, creative activities, and those aspects of student life that relate to the educational process. Included are policies and procedures you should know about and also some practical suggestions and tips that you may find useful. In addition, we have also prepared information derived from frequently asked questions.

Benefits Compensated Faculty Leave Credentials Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) Harassment Outside Employment Salaries Professional Help Qualifications Resignation, and Termination of Employment Responsibilities

Academic Policies and Procedures Academic Freedom and Responsibility Annual Performance Evaluation Assignments of Classrooms and Office Space Blackboard Computing Ethics Conflict of Interest Course Outlines/Syllabi Course Policy Issues Credit Load Curriculum Changes Grading and Changes of Grades Grading System Human Research Intellectual Property Policy Misconduct Policy My campus Office Hours Preparing Materials Recording Ethics Registration Procedure Schedules of Classes Student Evaluation of Faculty Student Grievance

Arkansas State University-Jonesboro educates leaders, enhances intellectual growth, and enriches lives. (ASU = e3) (2)

Core Values

• Student-Centered • Learning-Centered • Excellence • Diversity • Service • Integrity


Arkansas State University-Jonesboro aspires to be an academic leader recognized for innovation and quality in teaching and learning, international standing in strategic research areas, and commitment to outreach and service. (2)


Institutional Priorities (2)

• Enhance the University’s reputation, visibility, and influence. • Enhance learning by focusing on the institution’s priorities— teaching, research, and service. • Develop a cohesive campus community based on strong shared governance, excellent communication, and mutual respect. • Develop a culture of assessment to enhance institutional outcomes. • Increase enrollment, retention rate, and graduation rate of both undergraduate and graduate students. • Enhance the diversity and inclusiveness of students, faculty, staff, and curriculum. • Increase resources to the university. • Strategically manage resources among divisions and colleges based on institutional priorities.

References and for more Information: (1) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section II Personal policies p43 (2) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section I University mission organization and governance p1-33


Personal Policies

the Arkansas State University faculty. (6)

Appointment requirements and procedure

The rule of Arkansas State University for the outside employment is same for all the working members they are free to work any where out of university. (7)

Outside Employment

Application is through, or nomination is by the department/program graduate faculty or chair (or program director in the case of interdisciplinary programs). Recommendations must include specific qualifications as related to the course(s) to be taught or committee membership. The Graduate Dean approves an appointment for a specified time period. At the end of the specified time period, a Temporary Member of the Graduate Faculty may reapply. (3)

Part-Time Faculty Salaries

Individuals employed to teach part time for Arkansas State University, either on or off campus, will be paid at a standard rate as approved by the Chancellor, upon recommendation by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. (8)

Professional Help


Interactive Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) ITTC provide faculty with the professional development, training, and resources they need to excel as educators, researchers, professionals. (9)

There are no benefits policies for part-time/temporary teaching member in Arkansas State University. If an individual wants to take a leave during their working period, they can have leave without pay. They have to follow the same rules as the full time/ permanent teaching faculty but with out any benefits.


An individual with a terminal degree or documented knowledge and equivalent experience shall be eligible for appointment to the graduate faculty as a Temporary Member to teach specific courses and/or serve on committees over a specified time period. (10)

Compensated Faculty Leave

There is no compensated faculty leave for the temporary teaching faculty.


Resignation, and Termination of Employment

All faculty and academic administrative staff are required to have official transcripts of all academic work on file in the office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. All faculty will have a Master’s degree or equivalent academic or professional experience appropriate to the discipline to teach freshman/sophomore level courses. Faculty teaching junior/senior/graduate level courses will have the doctorate or equivalent terminal degree appropriate for the discipline or equivalent professional experience appropriate to the discipline. (4)

It is possible to leave Arkansas State University, if they intend to. Resignations in the late summer or during the regular school term are regarded as detrimental to the university program as well as to the students and are accepted only by mutual agreement with the administration of the University. Faculty members concluding assignments and terminating employment at Arkansas State University may obtain a checkout card from the dean of the employing college. The checkout card must be completed (obtaining necessary signatures) and filed with the Department of Human Resources. This card not only provides a forwarding address and a telephone number, but also provides a record that the departing teaching member has met all responsibilities to the University.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA (1974) imposes on any school, college or university that receives federal funds, restrictions over the release of student records. Since this includes Arkansas State University, the university has adopted rules that comply with FERPA.


A Temporary Member may teach graduate level courses at the masters, specialist and doctoral levels and serve on student committees. A Temporary Member appointment is only valid for the time frame specified and for the course(s) or activities approved on the application.

FERPA protects a student’s educational record, regardless of how the record is maintained and who maintains it. An education record consists of paper as well as electronic data. Besides grades, it typically includes test scores, comments, evaluations and similar assessments about a student, maintained by an instructor, counselor or any other school official.

All the teaching members of the Arkansas State University hold the same responsibilities whether they are full time or part time members. (11)

FERPA prohibits any person connected with the institution, including administrators and faculty from improperly disclosing student information. At institutions of higher education, students may authorize the release of their educational records, but only the student has the exclusive right to decide whether or not to authorize the release. There are some circumstances where educational records may be released without the student’s permission. For instance, records may be disclosed to other school officials, including teachers, within the institutions, whom the institution has determined to have legitimate educational interests.

Academic Policies & Procedures Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Arkansas State University recognizes academic freedom is an essential component to the development of knowledge and understanding. The University encourages and protects freedom of inquiry in research, publication, teaching, learning, and the free exchange of ideas. Academic freedom does not protect all speech and faculty members are expected to recognize that accuracy, forthrightness, integrity, dignity, and civility are required as University employees and as men and women of learning. They should not represent themselves, without authorization, as speaking for Arkansas State University. The University acknowledges the principles set out in the “Statement of Professional Ethics” (1987) and the 1940 “Statement on Academic Freedom” as adopted by the American Association of University Professors. (12)

The U.S. Department of Education is responsible for enforcing FERPA and has created a detailed complaint procedure for those who feel an institution has violated their FERPA rights. It is important then for anyone with access to students’ educational records, to use care when sharing such records. To ensure that student records are not accessible to other students or unauthorized individuals, instructors and other school officials should exercise caution in the way student records are maintained. (5)

Annual Performance Evaluation


Continuing Performance Evaluation, and annual Performance evaluation both are done only after a year of working. Faculty, department chairs, and deans are subject to continuing performance evaluations. If at any time, the employee’s immediate supervisor determines that the employee is not meeting performance expectations; the employee may be counseled regarding the unacceptable performance. Documentation of the conference will be placed in the employment file. (13)

It is also the continuing policy of Arkansas State University to provide a work environment for each faculty member that is centered on the principles of civility and respect for all persons. Intentional acts or words that harass another individual are inconsistent with this policy and should be avoided. This policy does not seek to limit individual freedoms; rather it promotes the use of these freedoms in a manner that supports a healthy, productive, collegial, and safe work environment for each member of

References and for more Information: (3) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section II Personal policies, P.43 (4) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section II Personal Policies, P.41 (5) FERPA, Retrieved from: (6) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section II Personal policies, P.34 (7) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section II Personal policies, P.34 (8) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section II Personal policies, P.49 (9) Interactive Teaching and Technology Center, Retrieved from: www.astate. edu/ittc (10) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section II Personal policies, P.42 (11) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section II Personal policies, P.43 (12) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.58 (13) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.64


Assignments of Classrooms and Office Space

least seven years and be available to accreditation examining teams. A current course syllabus must be distributed to each enrolled student during the first week of a regular term and no later than the second day of a summer term. (18)

The department chairs or deans as appropriate shall make assignments of classroom and office space. Space management software will assist in efficient utilization of classroom space across campus, particularly large and specialized classrooms.

Course Policy Issues

• Cheating • Styling Format (depends on the Departments/College’s preferences) • Changing Time/Place • Final Exam Requirement

Office Space is provided to all the teaching members of Arkansas State University and it depend on the related department’s availability for the office space, whether it is going to be one room for each working faculty or for multiple faculty. (14)

Blackboard (Bb)

Credit Load Minimum 1 hour. Lab, normal 3 classes (9 credit hour courses), maximum 12

ASU uses Bb as the web delivery platform. It allows synchronous and asynchronous interactions, streaming video, and electronic discussion boards. Students will also interact via e-mail, telephone, and fax. Bb creates an interactive learning environment for students to get engaged. (15)

hours. If more than 15 hours.. (Provides benefits according to the availability of fund with the department.)

Curriculum Changes

All New Faculty are automatically set up with Bb Learn when they get an Astate e-mail account.

Academic program curriculum changes originate in the departments and colleges. Undergraduate program curriculum changes require approval by the department curriculum committee, department chair/program director, college curriculum committee, college dean and the Undergraduate Curriculum Council (UCC) and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost grants final approval. Curriculum changes for graduate programs require approval of the department graduate committee, department chair, college graduate committee, dean of the college, the Graduate Council, and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. The role of the departmental curriculum committee is to work with the department chair in developing the curriculum. Changes to the curriculum once approved by the department and chair will be presented to the college curriculum committee. The role of the college curriculum committee or the college graduate committee is to evaluate proposed changes submitted by the departmental committees and recommends curriculum changes to the dean. The dean has the responsibility of approving or disapproving recommendations forwarded to him/her by the college curriculum committee or the college graduate committee. Changes to the college undergraduate curriculum approved by the dean will be submitted to the UCC. Those pertaining to graduate curriculum will be sent to the Graduate Council (GC).

Advantages of using blackboard: • Enhance students’ critical thinking skills using interactive tools • Leverage student participation, communication, and collaboration • Create powerful learning content using a variety of Web-based tools • Encourage student interaction, small- group work, and peer knowledge sharing • Evaluate a student’s progress using a rich set of evaluation and assessment capabilities • Private storage of Data (electronic files), can be used as jump drive/flash drive and is limited to yourself. • Use as Personal Digital Assistant, where you can have all tools for your classes.

Computing Ethics

Arkansas State University-Jonesboro invests substantial and sufficient resources to acquire and operate information technology (IT) assets, such as hardware, software, and Internet connections. The University has a responsibility to manage its resources in the most efficient and effective manner possible and in compliance with all laws, regulations, and sound business practices. Effective management of information technology resources will assure students, faculty, and staff adequate access to information and technology over the long term. The Arkansas State University Appropriate Use of Information and Technology Resources policy is published on the University’s website. These regulations apply to any individual accessing the Arkansas State University information technology infrastructure and associated resources.

The UCC or GC will evaluate proposed changes and make a recommendation to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Advance planning is required to permit the orderly preparation of the University bulletins and class schedules. Regular courses may not be taught until they have been published in the University bulletins. Special courses and non-degree credit courses may be taught without inclusion in the bulletins if assigned a special (900 series) course number and approved by the UCC/Graduate Council and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. (19)

Because Arkansas State University is an agency of the State of Arkansas, all information produced by or stored on University owned computers is subject to a request for disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Arkansas State University is the owner of all information stored on University owned computers and has the legal right and obligation to access any and all computer information. A University employee should have no expectation of privacy regarding any information stored on a University computer. (16)

Grading and Changes of Grades

Final grades will be submitted to the registrar before the specified deadline. After a final grade has been reported to the registrar’s office, it may only be changed by: • A written requests by the instructor that has the approval of the department chair and college dean. • A successful grade appeal that has followed procedures (20)

Conflict of Interest

University faculty members need to be sensitive to the possibility that outside obligations, financial interests, or employment may affect their responsibilities and decisions as members of the university community. Involvement of university employees in outside activities, both public and private, often serves the interests of the individual, University, and general public. Participation of individuals in activities outside the University is encouraged to the extent that it does not interfere with the employment duties of the individual or the mission of the University in preserving, generating, and disseminating knowledge.

Grading System (21)

The letters, A, B, C, P, F, FN, I, IP, and CR, NC are used in grading, indicating the following qualities: A Excellent B Good C Fair P Pass F Failure FN Failure for Non Attendance I Incomplete IP In Progress (Thesis and Dissertation only) CR Credit Awarded for completed thesis/dissertation

Faculty are required to comply with the University Conflict of Interest Policy and will be required to sign a disclosure form annually as required by Arkansas State law. (17)

Course Outlines/Syllabi

Instructors are required to prepare and provide to their department or college as appropriate a syllabus of each course taught. These syllabi will be kept on file for at

References and for more Information: (14) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.65 (15) Blackboard Learn, Retrieved From: (16) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.66 (17) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.69 (18) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.58 (19) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.65 (20) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.62 (21) Grading System, Reference from:



No Credit awarded for thesis/dissertation work

funds. Institutions of higher education, in particular, enjoy a centuries-old tradition of integrity and objectivity, and cases of dishonesty in research by members of the university community must be dealt with carefully and thoroughly if the institution is to merit continued public confidence and trust.

For the purpose of computing cumulative and collective grade averages, grade points are assigned as follows: A 4 B 3 C 2 F, FN 0

The National Science Foundation and the Public Health Services have issued directives requiring awarding institutions to establish procedures for inquiry into, and investigation of, alleged or apparent misconduct in scientific research conducted, funded, or regulated by these agencies. Accordingly, the following policy is established to apply to all instances of alleged or apparent misconduct in research conducted at Arkansas State University. Applicability: This policy applies to all research conducted by faculty, staff members, or students of Arkansas State University. (24)

Students’ grade point averages are computed by multiplying the number of hours credit of each grade by the grade points assigned to that grade and dividing the sum of these several products by the total number of hours in which the students were enrolled. Grades of P, CR, and NC are not assigned grade points, and hours associated with these grades are not used in computing grade point averages.

My Campus

It is a web application, which consists of all the tools and accessible only for internal user like faculty, staff and current students. This internal audience that you are now a part of has access to the internal system or intranet. At ASU this intranet is called the MyCampus Portal. (25)

An incomplete grade not removed within one semester unless extenuating circumstances are provided in writing to the Graduate School, will be recorded as “F.” No grade below “C” will be accepted for graduate credit. NOTE: Any “Grade Change Report” form will be accepted only if submitted prior to the close of the semester immediately following the one in which the original grade was recorded. However, the “WN” grade may not be appealed. (23)

MyCampus Portal is a convenient interface where users have access to many of the links on ASU’s website that are useful to them all in one centralized location. This prevents the need to search for several different websites and makes it easy to access: • E-mail • Update Personal Information • Blackboard Login • Faculty Tab • Self Service Banner • Change Pin/Password • Grading Tools • Advising Tools • Calendar • eGroups (bulletin boards) • HR and Benefits Info • And Many others…..

Human Research

Persons conducting research at Arkansas State University are required to maintain high ethical standards in their treatment of human subjects. All researchers must abide by the basic ethical principles specified in the Belmont Report, including (a) equitable selection of subjects; (b) voluntary, informed consent from subjects; (c) minimization of acceptable risk; and (d) confidentiality in maintaining and reporting research data. Individual researchers are also required to follow the ethical standards established for human research in their respective academic disciplines. Under the terms of this policy, any systematic activity involving the collection and/ or analysis of data on human subjects for the purpose of advancing general knowledge qualifies as human research, unless this activity is specifically exempted by current federal regulations. Collection of information on students for routine educational or administrative purposes does not constitute human research, nor does course work assigned to students for the sole purpose of demonstrating established methodologies.

Office Hours

Administrative offices are normally open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Teaching members are responsible to their respective department chairs and deans for posting and keeping office hours for advising and assisting students. They don’t have to work more than 38 hours a week. The minimum working hours can be 1 credit hour of lab up to 12 credit hours. Part-time or temporary teaching members also gets all the benefits and facilities of full time faculty in Arkansas State University, in case of the working hours exceeds 15 credit hours, according to the need and budget of the related department.(26)

Arkansas State University will maintain an Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB). The IRB has the authority to review any research project involving human subjects that is associated with the University in any way. Based upon ethical considerations, the IRB can approve, require modification, suspend or terminate any research project under its jurisdiction. The final determination of whether or not any research project constitutes human research, and whether research procedures are ethical, will be made by the IRB. (22)

Preparing Materials

To prepare the materials for Class all faculty have equal rights and responsibilities. They can take help of ITTC to prepare their material on Blackboard. (27)

Intellectual Property Policy

The creativity of human beings is manifested in fields as diverse as science and technology, literature and the humanities, and the fine and applied arts. Creators of intellectual property utilize legal vehicles that make possible the ownership and control of some of the fruits of this creativity, providing an incentive to be creative and to make such fruits public. As a result of the increased cooperation in research and development between universities and businesses, the volume of intellectual property being created in universities has increased significantly. This increase has made apparent the complexity of the issues related to the ownership, control and use of such property. The Arkansas State University Intellectual Property Policy is published on the University’s website. (23)

1. Using Video/Audio in Class Instructors are allowed to use audio/video media is in use until and unless it is used for the academic purpose and following the rules of ASU. 2. Media Production Teaching faculty are allowed to create audio/video media for the academic purpose for their classes following the rules of ASU. They can take help from ITTC for media production. 3. Creating course on Blackboard Each College has their own template to create course on Blackboard for their academic departments. Instructors can create their courses on blackboard themselves. Tutorial for using Blackboard Learn can be found in the ITTC website, or can take a help from ITTC department to create the course.

Misconduct in Research

In recent years, well-publicized cases of misconduct in university research, including fabrication of results, plagiarism, and misrepresentation of findings have aroused concern among research institutions, individual investigators, sponsors of research, professional societies, and the general public. Although verified instances of such dishonest behavior are relatively rare, they raise serious questions about the integrity of the research process and the stewardship of public and private research

4. Printing of Lectures/Notes for Students It depends on the preference of the instructor whether to print, e-mail, or post it on

References and for more Information: (22) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.69 (23) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.67 (24) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.67 (25) My Campus, Retrieved from: (26) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.65 (27) Interactive Teaching and Technology Center, Retrieved from:


blackboard for the lectures/notes for their course.

The call number is a five-digit number assigned to your class, such as 00000. There may be more than one section bearing your catalog number, but only your class has the call number listed in the Schedule of Classes. (35)

Recording Ethics

Arkansas State University does not permit the recording of conversation surreptitiously. The concealed recording of conversations among administrators, faculty, students, or staff constitutes grounds for dismissal. (28)

Textbooks and Instructional Supplies

The decision as to which text and supplemental materials will be used in a course will rest with the faculty member and will be coordinated by the department chair. Course costs should be kept as reasonable as possible. Normally, requests for change of textbooks must be approved two weeks before the beginning of the preceding semester. However, textbooks may be approved at any time for new courses or when stock is depleted. (36)

Registration Procedures

All Instructors have equal rights and responsibilities for allowing students to register their classes following the criteria of related department. But to add and drop the students for the course, it has to go through the secretary of the corresponding department. (29)

New Faculty Orientation

Schedules of Classes

Department chairs prepare schedules of classes after consultation with faculty members and with the approval of the deans of the colleges. Schedules are coordinated in the Registrar’s Office and are published well in advance of the beginning of each semester and summer session. (30)

Every new instructor joining Arkansas State University is required to take this orientation. It gives information, which are helpful for their work. Along with the University’s policy and procedures, rights and responsibilities, it also covers topics like strategies for successful teaching and course syllabus. (37)

Student Evaluation of Faculty

In the event a student files a grievance adjunct/part-time/temporary teaching members has same right s and responsibilities as the faculty member has to provide written documentation and/or testimony. (32)

Orientation on Strategies for Successful Teaching covers the following: • Cultivating Good Teaching Methods • Teaching Effectiveness • Syllabus Construction, Course Design • Class Room Experience, Classroom Assessment Techniques • Characterizing Good Feedback • Multiple Choice Exams • Constructing T/F and Fill-in Questions • Leading Laboratory Sections • Information on Student Academic Integrity • Responding to Student Problems: A Quick Reference Responding to Student • Problems: Disruption • Connecting with Students Outside of the Classroom • Policies: Ferpa, Work Place Harassment, Child Maltreatment.


Orientation on course syllabus includes the following:

Student evaluation of faculty is conducted as a part of the continuing process of faculty development. The department and/or college under university guidelines establish procedures for student evaluation of faculty. Student evaluations are a component of the annual faculty performance review, merit salary recommendations and promotion, retention and tenure. Deans, department chairs, program directors, faculty other than the one teaching the course, or departmental administrative staff will administer student evaluations. Graduate or undergraduate students will not administer these evaluations. (31)

Student Grievance

All instructors are required to follow the same rules and regulation to make a Syllabus. Syllabus includes the following:

• What happens if the course requirements are not in the syllabus? • Purpose Why is a course syllabus required for each course taught at ASU? • Structure What are the key elements of each course syllabus? • Key Elements I. Course Prefix/Number/Section and course name Example: HIST 4312-001 Computer Technologies for History Teacher CRN (60403) Semester and Year: Fall 2013 When and where: 1:00-1:50 MW, W103

i. Copies of Textbooks: Instructors should not make a copy of their textbook for their students. They can use the blackboard system to provide their materials for their classes. (33) ii. Content of a Syllabus Instructors are required to prepare and provide to their department or college as appropriate a syllabus of each course taught. These syllabi will be kept on file for at least seven years and be available to accreditation examining teams. A current course syllabus must be distributed to each enrolled student during the first week of a regular term and no later than the second day of a summer term. (34) iii. Attendance Policy Class attendance is a critical component of learning and students are expected to attend and participate fully in all scheduled class meetings and activities. The faculty to record for a given class establishes attendance policy. Students who do not attend traditional classes or participate in online courses during the first eleven class days of a fall or spring semester, or the first five class days of a five week term, will be assigned a grade of WN – withdrawal for non-attendance, and are withdrawn from the class. The WN grade does not impact GPA calculation. Students who initiate attendance but discontinue attendance or completion of assignments without officially dropping a class are assigned a grade of FN – failure for non-attendance. The FN grade is equivalent to a grade of F for calculating GPA and academic standing. Academic standing, not attendance, determines whether or not the student is eligible for continued enrollment (see probation, suspension and readmission of suspended students). (35) iv. The Call Number The course title and catalog number refer to how the course appears in the Schedule of Classes/Course Offerings, such as Fundamentals of Philosophy, whose catalog number is XXXX 101-002. (35) v. Course ID

II. Instructor Contact Information Example Joe Maya Office: X000 E-mail: Office Phone: 870-972-0000 Office Hours: 8:00-10:00 MWF, 1:00-3:00 TR, and by appointment III. Course Description: From the undergraduate bulletin - Hands on experience in evaluating, creating, and using history web sites and software, and developing presentation skills using the computer, for teaching in the secondary classroom. IV. Course Readings

References and for more Information: (28) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.67 (29) Registration, Retrieved from: (30) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.64 (31) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.62 (32) Student Grievance Procedure, Student Handbook, Retrieved from: (33) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.63 (34) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.62 (35) Academic Policies Revised (powerpoint slides), Retrieved from: (36) ASU Faculty Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Section III Academic Policies and Procedures, P.65 (37) New Faculty Orientation:


- Required textbooks - Other required materials - Recommended texts or materials - Reserved library reference materials

should include student members. The opinions of students are sought, heard, and considered in major decisions affecting every facet of the University. Student Support Services (SSS) is a comprehensive program designed to promote retention and academic success in college. SSS provides participants with academic and support services in a caring environment that seeks to ensure their successful completion of a baccalaureate degree at Arkansas State University. These services are FREE to participants and include tutoring, academic advising, counseling, mentoring, workshops, and cultural enrichment trips. (38)

V. E-Book Information VI. General Education Courses - General Education Goals - Student Learning Outcomes

Advising & Counseling

VII. Upper Level/Graduate Courses: - Program Goals - Student Learning Outcomes

Advising Center: Wilson Advising Center All faculty advisors, whether new or just wanting a refresher course, are invited to attend the ADVISOR TRAINING, hosted by the Wilson Advising Center Wednesday, October 3, in the Spring River Rooms of the Student Union.

VIII. Course Requirements and Grading - What are the course assignments? - How many points are assigned to each assignment? (Each assignment should include a detailed description with specific requirements outlined—scoring rubric)

The Advising Center assists undeclared students with major and course selection. Students go to this office to seek a university withdrawal. (39)

Arkansas Heritage SITES

Arkansas Heritage SITES (System Initiatives for Technical and Educational Support) at Arkansas State University develops and operates heritage sites of regional and national significance in the Arkansas Delta. These sites provide educational resources for formal and informal learning, including serving as laboratories for the Heritage Studies Ph.D. program. In addition, they serve as economic catalysts in communities where they are located by attracting heritage tourists from around the country. These sites currently include the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza, and the Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village. (40)

IX. Grading Scale - The letters, A, B, C, P, F, FN, I, IP, and CR, NC are used in grading. X. Course Calendar - Class discussion topics, activities, lectures (with dates preferred) - Due dates for reading assignments, projects, exams, and other class activities - Important university dates-final exam, last day to withdraw XI. University Policies - Plagiarism and Cheating - Disabilities Policy - Inclement Weather Policy - Class Attendance

Career Services

The Career Services Center offers a variety of employment and career-related services to prepare students for future employment. Career Services posts openings for career jobs, internships, and part-time jobs (on and off campus jobs, and Federal Work-Study jobs) through Career Connections. (41)

XII. Instructor Policies and Procedures - Statement on full and late credit - Exam make-up policy devices - Eating/beverages - Classroom behavior

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides specialized services to help students perform better academically, cope with emotions, and be more effective in relationships with others. Counseling Center also provides career assessments and test anxiety intervention. (42)

• Important Information Thorough Explanations - Exam format and expectations - Quizzes—announced or unannounced - Extra Credit? - Dropping of exams or quizzes - Explain fully how final grade is computed - Mycampus/faculty community - Registrar’s web page - Banner Training - Wilson Advising Center - ITTC Blackboard training and course design workshops

Delta Studies Center

The Delta Studies Center at Arkansas State University has been established to increase understanding and address needs of the seven-state Lower Mississippi River Delta, as well as to focus national and international scholarly attention on the region. The Delta Studies Center works with all colleges and programs across campus to focus on and seek support for interdisciplinary studies and activities directed toward the people, institutions, economy, health care issues, history, folklore, culture, arts, and biological and physical environments characteristic of the Delta. Specific activities of the center include archival development; public service; dissemination of information; support for program development, teaching and applied research; and collaboration with other agencies and institutions in the seven-state region. (43)

Academic Support Services

Disability Services

Arkansas State University offers equal educational opportunity to all persons without regard to race, religion, sex, age, creed, color, national origin, or physical disability. Students are encouraged to express their views on issues of institutional policy and on matters of interest to the student body. The University seeks to ensure that students have appropriate input into the making of major policy, program, and budget decisions. The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the collective voice of the student body. Students participate in the deliberations of official decision-making bodies at the University. University committees that recommend institutional decisions

Disability Services is responsible for the coordination and provision of support services to students with disabilities. Disability Services (DS) strive to ensure access for students with disabilities and to comply with ADA, ADAAA amendments act of 2008, Section 504 and Section 508 of Rehabilitation Act. Any ASU student with a disability may utilize services through DS. (44)


Health, physical education, and sports sciences building have got several

References and for more Information: (38) Graduate Bulletin Advising 2012-2013, Retrieved from: (39) Advising Center, Retrieved from: university-college/advising-center (40) Arkansas heritage Sites, Retrieved from (41) Career Service, Retrieved from: (42) Counseling Services, Retrieved from: (43) Delta Studies, Retrieved from: (44) Disability Services, Retrieved from: (45) HYPESS, Retrieved from:


facilities along with classes, which can be used by both staffs and students of ASU. (45)

transparencies, produces audio and video recordings, and provides laminating services. Additionally, Media services lend audio-visual materials and equipment for short-term use to students and faculty. (47)

International Programs

This office assists international students with student services and transitional needs. (46)

Learning Support Services (LSS)

LSS provide academic assistance for all students enrolled in ASU Jonesboro courses, and proud to serve the full spectrum of students - from developmental to honors. LSS assist students who are truly struggling in their coursework, students who simply lack confidence in their learning skills or performance, as well as academically self-assured students who are processing their understanding of course concepts. (48)


The Dean B. Ellis Library, centrally located in an eight-story building, functions as an educational center for the university community. It houses an open shelf collection, which includes over 620,000 books, and periodical bound volumes, 580,000 federal and state documents, and 585,913 units in microform. The collection includes most subject fields, but emphasizes education, history, fine arts, general reference, law, and American and English literature. The Library of Congress classification system is used for the arrangement of books, and an online catalog provides access to its book collection and electronic resources. Reserve items are available at the Circulation Desk.


Arkansas State University Museum is a general museum housed in the Museum Building connected to the west end of the Dean B. Ellis Library. Providing resource materials for teaching and research, it exhibits strong collections of Arkansas artifacts: birds, archaeological objects, minerals and fossils, mammals, Pioneer items, and military history. Arkansas Indian cultures—Quapaw, Osage, Caddo, Chickasaw, and Choctaw—as well as Southwest Indian cultures constitute multiple exhibits. The nationally known Lutterloh glass collection forms the nucleus of an extensive decorative arts collection. Dolls and toys extend the many historic collections.

The library meets the informational needs of the university by offering a variety of services. A staff of 15 professional librarians and 20 support personnel acquires, organizes, and services the collection. Reference librarians assist users in locating information and in the use of the library. The reference staff also offers an active library instruction program, which reaches numerous university classes. Online databases provide access to thousands of journals and books not housed within the library. Materials that are not contained in the library’s collection are accessible by interlibrary loan through the OCLC network.

The museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is a public as well as an institutional museum by classification. It is one of five accredited museums in the state and is open on a regular schedule Mondays through Fridays as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons. (49)

Special collections include 1) the Cass S. Hough Aeronautical Collection of 14,000 books and memorabilia which has been described as the single most valuable collection of aviation materials in private hands; 2) an outstanding collection of Lois Lenski books for children; 3) collections of notable Arkansas authors of children’s books: Charlie May Simon, Lois Snelling, Faith Yingling Knoop; and 4) a collection of Arkansas writer John Gould Fletcher.

Parking Services

This department helps in the services related to parking all over the Campus. For more information you can get to the parking services website of Arkansas State University. Website includes Campus Map, Parking Regulations, Top 10 Campus Parking Hints, Order Parking Permit, Visitor Parking, Contract Parking, Event Parking, Citation Appeals, Vehicle Information Update, Employment Opportunities, Student Consent Form, Campus Safety Information. (50)

The Tom Love Collection forms the nucleus of an extensive “Arkansas Collection.” It is comprised of manuscripts, documents, and other historic materials relating to the state of Arkansas. In addition, the Arkansas Room collection contains Arkansas topographic and other maps, Arkansas State University publications, and the student newspaper, The Herald.

Red Wolf Center

The Red W.O.L.F. Center and Intramural Sports program provide students with a wide variety of activities that contributes to their overall health, social development and well being. Center have indoor track, three basketball courts, a MAC gym (soccer), a dance studio, free weight and cardiovascular areas, a spin studio, and assessment rooms. Students have the opportunity to participate in programs such as group fitness classes, fitness challenges, nutrition programs, weight loss/maintenance programs, and personal training and fitness assessments. The Intramural Sports program offers a wide range of individual and team sports. The Red Wolf Center and Intramural Sports offer a large variety of activities guaranteed to interest all. (51)

The Honorable E. C. Gathings Collection is comprised principally of correspondence from Arkansas’ long-time congressional representative, making available primary research materials relating to the First Congressional District during Gathings’ time of service in the Congress. The Honorable Bill Alexander Collection expands and extends the research materials relating to the First Congressional District through Congressman Alexander’s tenure as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Alexander and Gathings collections cover 53 years, 1939 to 1992.

Registrar’s Office

Registrar’s office assists students with registration issues, verifies enrollment, issues official transcripts, evaluates transfer work and is the official holder of academic records for the University. (52)

The collection of creation science papers, donated by former Arkansas Attorney General Steve Clark, includes the state’s side of the landmark creation science case. The Judd Hill Collection, Mabel H. Gieseck Collection, and the Ira Twist, Jr. Collection form the core of a primary research emphasis on the agricultural development and environment transformation of Eastern Arkansas.

Residence Life

The Department of Residence Life offers on-campus housing for Full Time College students in traditional residence halls, apartments or family housing facilities. (53)

An Oral History Program, housed in the library, has conducted and taped interviews with a number of local citizens and state leaders. The tapes are available for use by any interested patron holding an ASU library card.

Scholarship/Financial Aid

The Financial Aid/Scholarship Office processes student aid requests and provides information regarding federal student aid and ASU scholarships. ASU provides several scholarship programs for the students. Scholarship programs are different for different departments, majors and programs. (54)

Other collections include the Curriculum Materials Center, which contains K-12 teacher education materials. In addition to materials directly related to classroom and research work, the library provides students with general and recreational reading materials. Exhibits and displays presenting ideas and issues are also a regular part of an ongoing service program.

Student Accounts

Student Accounts disperses financial aid and scholarship money and manages students’ financial account with ASU. Students work with this office to

Media Services offers a wide range of audio and visual services for both students and faculty engaged in university functions. The staff produces overhead

References and for more Information: (45) HYPESS, Retrieved from: (46) International Programs, Retrieved from: international (47) Library, Retrieved from: (48) lEARNING sUPPORT sERVICES, Retrieved from: (49) Museum, Retrieved from: (50) Parking Services, Retrieved from: (51) Red Wolf Center, Retrieved from: (52) Registrar, Retrieved from: (53) Residence Life, Retrieved from: (54) Scholarship/Financial Aid, Retrieved from: (55) Student Accounts, Retrieved from:


arrange payment plans. (55)

entire campus. They are located on the third floor of the Reng Student Services Building (Student Union), Room 3034. The staff of the Testing Center is committed to maintaining nationally recognized professional standards and providing excellent customer service. All Testing Center staffs are members of the National College Testing Association. (60)

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center has an array of medical services from treating minor illnesses & injuries to providing physical exams, immunizations, female exams (including pap smears), health education, and pre/post-test HIV Counseling (includes blood draw). (56)

University Police Department (UPD)

The mission of the University Police Department is to protect and serve the campus populace by enforcing University rules and regulations, federal and state laws, and to foster an atmosphere that is conducive to education and personal safety. Some services include free car unlocking and campus escorts. (61)

Student Housing

The student-housing department provides the housing on campus in the ASU campus. (57)

Writing Lab

There are hundreds of computers available for general student use all over the campus, but the Writing Lab, which is run by the ASU English Department, holds a unique purpose at Arkansas State. The Writing Lab is the only computer facility on campus that is staffed by trained writing tutors (most of whom are ASU English graduate students) to aid you in your own writing. Hours vary from semester to semester, but they are always posted on the lab door. All ASU students are welcome to visit for writing help, computer use, Internet research, and e-mail access. (62)

Student Leadership Center

ASU offers a variety of organizations and associations for student involvement. Students can contact the Leadership Center or their academic department to learn about these opportunities. (58)

Student Union

Student Union (Reng) consists of facilities and services, which is helpful for students and all the members of ASU. There are boardrooms, Conference rooms, Auditorium and several other departments to facilitate students. They are listed as below: (59) a. Reng 3rd Floor - Multicultural Center - Testing Center - Auditorium - Mockingbird Rooms, East Room, West Room, East and West Combined, Pine Tree Room, 1909 Suite, Heritage Plaza Lounge, Centennial Hall, Alumni Lounge, St. Francis River Room, Cache River Room, Spring River Room, Arkansas River Room, Black River Room, White River Room, Executive Dining Room

These are the Writing Lab’s principal aims: • Provide one-on-one writing instruction for all ASU students • Discuss assignments with students, helping them to clarify and organize ideas • Read students’ drafts and offer suggestions for revision • Help students expand and develop papers • Assist students with matters of style and the standards of correctness • Explain specific rules of usage • Answer questions about research and documenting sources • Help students increase confidence in themselves as writers • Give basic instruction in word processing • Help students print out their work These are things the Writing Lab will not do: • Edit or proofread what a student has written • Guarantee a particular grade or even suggest what grade a student is likely to receive on an assignment • Read multiple or extremely long assignments in a single conference • Assist students with take-home assignments, final portfolios, or subject matter that lies outside the boundaries of writing • Attempt to interpret an ambiguously-worded assignment given to a student by an instructor • Type (or compose) assignments for students

b. Reng 2nd Floor (Student Services) - Registrar Office - Residence Life - Students Account/I.D. Center - Transcripts - Student Conduct - Career Management - Career Management - Counseling Center - Disability Services - Financial Aid/Scholarships Office - Student Union Main Office Student Development - Leadership center - Student Activities Board - SGA Others - ATM - ASU Bookstore - Campus Information - Campus Store - Dining Services - Post Office n Mail Center - Starbuck Coffee - UPD Substation - Canter Court

Academic Support Services Academic Advising (63) - First Year Studies Based on college placement First Year Studies scores - Undecided Exploring degree options Wilson Advising Center - Decided Major determined Various Academic Departments - Honors Supplemental support for honors Honors College - Athletic Advising Supplemental support for athletes Athletic Support Center - Student Support Supplemental support for University College Services low-income; first gen

c. Reng 1St Floor - Food Court

TERMS: Advising Holds, SPAAPIN, and Intent to Graduate Forms

Making Connection Courses

All first time, first-year college students are enrolled in a Making Connections (3 credit) course during their first enrollment period. This course is designed to help transition new learners to the college culture. There are over eighty sections including Right Start, undecided, discipline-specific, honors, nontraditional and web options. (63)

Testing Center

The Testing Center provides test administration services to ASU students and to members of the regional community. They also provide scanning services for the

References and for more Information: (55) Student Accounts, Retrieved from: (56) Student Health Center, Retrieved from: (57) Student Residence Life, Retrieved from: (58) Leadership Center, Retrieved from: (59) Student Union, Retrieved from: (60) Testing Center, Retrieved from: (61) University Police Department, Retrieved from: (62) Writing Lab, Retrieved from: (63) Academic Support Services() J. Simons, Jill Simon Advising, Academic Support Structure, Retrieved from:


Early Alert System (EAS)

Saturday Classes Begin Last Day to Drop or Withdraw without Financial Assessment Last Day to Change from Credit to Audit WN Grading Begins for Full Term and Session I Courses Check Sheets Due to Registrar’s Office for May 2014 Commencement (Undergraduate Students Only) WN Grading Ends for Full Term and Session I Courses Last Day to Drop Session I Courses Mid-semester Exams Last Day to Add Session II Courses Session II Classes Begin Mid-semester Grades Due WN Grading Begins for Session II Courses WN Grading Ends for Session II Courses Spring Break 2014 Comprehensive Examination Results Reported to Graduate School Thesis/Dissertation submitted and Oral Defense Results Reported to Graduate School Convocation of Scholars Spring Faculty Association Meeting Last day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from the University Last Day of Class Study Day Final Examinations Residence Halls Close (for all students not graduating) Graduating Senior Grades Due All Grades Due

The EAS is a communication tool for which faculty and nonteaching employees can refer students of concern to a team of Early Alert Campus Administrators for follow up. Access to this can be found in the mycampus portal. (63)

Learning Support Systems

Students seeking assistance in general education courses can visit Learning Support Services. Students can also check in with their instructors, form study groups or ask departments about graduate student assistance. (63)

Academic Calender


Fall Term 2013 Orientation for New Faculty Faculty Conference College and Department Faculty Meetings Last Day for Admissions Residence Halls Open First Year Convocation Regular Classes Begin Online Intent to Graduate Forms Due for December 2013 Commencement Last Day to Change from Credit to Audit Saturday Classes Begin Last Day to Drop/Withdraw Without Financial Assessment WN Grading Begins for Full Term and Session I Late Registration Labor Day Holiday Check Sheets due to Registrar’s Office for December Commencement (Undergraduate Students Only) WN Grading Ends for Full Term and Session I Courses Last Day to Drop Session I Courses Mid-semester Exams Last Day to Add Session II Courses Session II Classes Begin Mid-semester Grades Due WN Grading Begins for Session II Courses WN Grading Ends for Session II Courses Comprehensive Examination Results Reported to Graduate School Thesis/Dissertation submitted and Oral Defense Results Reported to Graduate School Last Day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from the Universitys Fall Break and Thanksgiving Holiday Last Day of Class Study Day Final Examinations Residence Halls Close (for all students not graduating) Inclement Weather Final Exams Make-Up Day (if necessary) Graduating Senior Grades Due All Grades Due Commencement (See Commencement Website) Spring Term 2014 Residence Halls Open Last Day for Admissions Regular Classes Begin Late Registration Online Intent to Graduate Forms Due for May 2014 Commencement

Aug 12-13 (M-T) Aug 14 (W) Aug 15-16 (R-F) Aug 16 (F) Aug 17 (Sa) 9 am Aug 18 (Su) 2 pm Aug 19 (M) Aug 23 (F) Aug 23 (F) Aug 24 (Sa) Aug 25 (Su) Aug 26 (M) Aug 26-Aug 30 (M-F) Sep 2 (M)

Commencement (See Commencement Web Page) First Summer 2014 Last Day for Admissions Residence Halls Open Registration Classes Begin Online Intent to Graduate Forms Due for August 2014 Commencement WN Grading Begins for Full Term and Summer I Courses Last Day to Change from Credit to Audit Last Day to Drop or Withdraw without Financial Assessment WN Grading Ends for Full Term and Summer I Courses Check Sheets Due to Registrar’s Office for August 2014 Commencement (Undergraduate Students Only) Last Day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from the University Last Day of Class Final Examinations

Sep 6 (F) 12 pmSep 4 (W) Sep 24 (T) Oct 1-Oct 7 (T-M) Oct 7 (M) Oct 8 (T) 12 pm Oct 9 (W) Oct 14 (M) 12 pm Oct 21 (M) Nov 1 (F)

Comp. Examination Results Reported to Graduate School Thesis/Dissertation submitted &Oral Defense Results Reported to Graduate School

Nov 1 (F) Nov 13 (W) Nov 25-30 (M-Sa) Dec 2 (M) Dec 3 (T) Dec 4-10 (W-T) 12 pm Dec 11 (W) Dec 11 (W) 12 pm Dec 12 (R) 12 pm Dec 13 (F) Dec14 (Sa)10 am & 2:30 pm

All Grades Due Second Summer 2014 Last Day for Admissions Registration Classes Begin WN Grading Begins for Summer II Courses Last Day to Change from Credit to Audit Last Day to Drop or Withdraw without Financial Assessment WN Grading Ends for Summer II Courses Last Day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from the University Last Day of Class Final Examinations Graduating Senior Grades Due All Other Grades Due Residence Halls Close (for all students not graduating) Commencement

Jan 18 (F) 9:00 am Jan 18 (F) Jan 21 (T) Jan 20-24 (M-F) Jan 24 (F)

Important Departments Contact Information

Jan 25 (Sa) Jan 26 (Su) Jan 28 (T) Jan 28 (T) 8:00 am Jan 31 (F) Feb 5 (W) 12 noon Feb 25 (T) Mar 4-Mar 10 (T-M) Mar 10 (M) Mar 11 (T) Mar 12 (W) 12 noon Mar 17 (M) 8:00 am Mar 21 (F) 12 noon Mar 24-29 (M-Sa) Apr 4 (F) Apr 4 (F) Apr 14-18 (M-F) Apr 15 (T) Apr 23 (W) May 5 (M) May 6 (T) May 7-13 (W-T) May 14 (W) 12 noon May 15 (R) 12 noon May 16 (F) 12 noon May 17 (Sa) 10 am & 2:30 pm May 30 (F) May 31 (Sa) 12 noon Through June 2 (M) June 2 (M) June 6 (F) June 2 (M) 8:00 am June 3 (T) June 3 (T) June 6 (F) 12 noon June 13 (F) June 23 (M) July 2 (W) July 3 (R)

July 3 (R) July 3 (R)

July 8 (T) 12 noon July 3 (R) Through July 7 (M) July 7 (M) July 7 (M) 8:00 am July 8 (T) July 8 (T) July 11 (F) 12 noon July 25 (F) August 6 (W) August 7 (R) August 8 (F) 10:00 am August 8 (F) 12 noon August 8 (F) 12 noon August 8 (F) 7:00 pm


DEPARTMENT President Office, ASU System Vice President System Operations

PHONE(FAX) 933-7900(7910) 933-7950(7961)

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES Chancellor’s Office Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Vice Chancellor for Academic Services Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

972-3030(3465) 972-3303(3972) 972-2030(2036) 972-2030(2036) 972-2048(3002

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References and for more Information: (64) Academic Calendar, Retrieved from: (65) Faculty Resources Guide, Retrieved from:


DEPARTMENT Athletics Agriculture Business Communication Education Engineering Graduate School Honors College Humanities And Social Sciences Military Science Nursing And Health Professions Sciences And Mathematics University College

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SERVICES AREAS Bookstore Dean B Ellis library Media Services Faculty Center First Care Medical Facility Human Resources Payroll Information and Technology Services Help desk Parking Services Registrar Testing Center University Police

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the contact information of Department? A. Page X (

Q. What are my holidays? A. Same as Full Time Instructors.

Q. How do I get a campus map? A. Page XII (

Q. What are my benefits? A. ASU does not provide benefits for Adjunct/Part-time/Temporary Instructors.

Q. How do I get training sessions? A. Contact Faculty Services/ respective depart. It depends on type of training being provided on respective department.

Q. Who will resolve the issues of grades for students? A. Grade Center.

Q. Where can I store my e-file (data)? A. E-files can be stored in Blackboard, my campus. Individual department might also provides the storage equipment.

Q. How do I grade? A. Page III

Q. Where should I contact if I have problem on uploading my course on Blackboard? A. Call ITTC for help on any problem related to Blackboard.

Q. Who do I report to? Which office I should refer to (for problems)? A. Instructors reports to their respective department Chair.

Q. When is the Pay date? A. The regular pay date for ASU is 15th and 28th of each month.

Q. Contact for technical support? A. Information Technology Services (ITC)

Q. How do I setup my e-mail? A. Every staff/Faculty are given a form to fill for creating ASU e-mail address during the training through HR Department. IT Services can assist in log in for the first time, or to retrieve the password, if you forget your astate e-mail password.

Q. Do I get access to computers/equipment? Do I get to borrow computer/ equipment? How long? What can I borrow? A. Yes. All departments have their limited equipment for instructors and let borrow; ITTC also provides equipment for checkout. Duration for check-out depends on the equipment/item and the individual departments.

Q. Where should my students contact to get help for blackboard? A. Students can call ITS when they need any help for blackboard.

Q. How much will I be paid? A. Salary is defined during the time of hiring. System Staff Handbook- 2012 has detail information in ‘Payroll Procedure’ page 15, or you can contact payroll department for more information. Q. Meal plan questions? A. Dining services will help about meal plan. You can find more answers in www2.

Q. Are there any professional development opportunities/courses? A. Yes, ITTC. Q. Do I have access to free parking? A. Considered but just have to pay.

Q. How do I get access to funding to purchase software and tools for my classes? A. You have to contact Department chairs/dean.

Q. How do I know about fitness/wellness services questions? A. Only full time staff/faculty are provided the benefits including fitness/wellness services. Adjunct instructors can get membership in red wolf center (www.astate. edu/a/red-wolf-center). Q. How do I get Parking Services questions? A. Parking Services (


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References and for more Information: (66) Campus Map, Retrieved from:


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