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Faculty Services

Providing quality education in modern times can be difficult to impossible if you are on your own. The Faculty Center's mission is to enable our faculty to integrate and utilize technology as a tool that will enhance how they teach. To accomplish this we focus on working with learning and teaching technologies of all kinds. This allows us to provide assistance to faculty in incorporating these tools into their classes. See below for descriptions of several of the services we can provide to help A-State faculty present their expertise in the best way possible.


  • Course Building

    The goal of the Course Building Process is to build quality courses by using best practices through the methodology of the Course Development Life Cycle (CDLC). Best practices suggest that partnering the content expert with a course builder/designer allows the content expert to focus on developing quality course content, instead of focusing their time on the arrangement of materials, course layout and design within the learning management system. All members of the ITTC Faculty Center Course Building Team have certification in Blackboard Learn course design, development, and evaluation.

    The Course Building Team can help:

    • Develop program-level templates
    • Redesign courses or learning modules
    • Work one-on-one with faculty to plan new or updated courses
    • Plan Organizations for program-level information
    • Evaluate courses using ITTC’s Quality Course Review Rubric

    Contact us to find out more about how the Course Building Process and our Course Building Team can help you meet your goals.

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  • Equipment Loan

    Equipment Loan

    We can provide equipment to loan or checkout for staff and faculty of Arkansas State University.

    • Digital voice recorders and lapel microphones
    • Digital cameras, camcorders, filtered lighting, and webcams
    • iPods and docking stations
    • Typewriter (not the latest technology but still useful in certain situations)
    • PDF scanners and various computer software for presentations and editing
    • Many others......

    Contact us to see what we have available for you to borrow.

  • Digitizing

    Digitizing

    Have some older media that you need to preserve on your hard drive?   Do you have a video clip that you need to digitize for online viewing? Our Digitize service is here to help!

    At the Faculty Center we understand that it is not always convenient to pull out the slide projector or drag the VCR caddy out of storage. Nevertheless, we don't want you to have to sacrifice this valuable information just because the media format is outdated. That's why we offer several options for converting older formats of media to new easier to use versions. We can even store your clips/ videos on our media server (see below) so that you can use them in your Blackboard classes just by posting a link! Once the student clicks the link, a new window opens and automatically plays your media file. It's that easy.

    Below are just a few of the conversion services that we offer:

    • VHS to DVD or storage onto the media server.
    • Vinyl Records and cassette tapes to CD, MP3 format, or storage on the media server.
    • CD's for storage on the media server.
    • DVD's for storage on the media server.
    • Carousel projector slides and photographs into digital format.
    • We can also help and/ or teach you to edit and convert your video-taped lectures to DVD or you can store them on our media server for use in Blackboard or a public domain. (For security reasons, you must specify that you would like to use the media in a public domain.)
    • We can also help you with PowerPoint Presentations.
    • We can even show you how to narrate them if you would like.

    Visit our site to submit a request and then drop your media off at our office for processing. 

  • Master Classroom

    Master Classroom

    About the Master Classroom

    The Master Classroom is designed to complement the mission of the Faculty Center. We are here to “provide instructional design tools, best practices in teaching and learning, and professional development by using researched pedagogical practices”.

    The Master Classroom has dual capabilities, with half the space dedicated for computers and the other half dedicated for a multi-function classroom. This lets the room accommodate activities in a variety of formats. The activities the Master Classroom is designed to accommodate include, TED Talks, Book clubs, weekly faculty meetings, workshops, and blackboard classes.

    You can learn more about the Master Classroom by visiting us, or by attending a one of the many sessions provided by the Faculty Center. The Faculty Center SCHEDULER has more information on classes offered and how to register for them.

    Master Classroom Specifications

    The Master Classroom is equipped with:

    • 18 Dual boot Macs and 13 PCs
    • NEC HD Projector with 116”x65” for computer space
    • SMART Board, an interactive whiteboard system, for the classroom space
    • Laptop-friendly tables that can be rearranged for activities in the class
    • TruLink 40 Watt Amplifier
    • 5 6” Ceiling Speakers, placed throughout the Master Classroom

    Equipment for the Presenter:

    • Spectrum Medium Lectern
    • 2 Apple TVs
    • 1 Mac Mini Computer and 1 PC
    • Samsung Digital Document Camera

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    Any Department on Campus can reserve Master Classroom for classes, conferences, or meeting. Please give us a call to make sure your desired date and time are available.

  • Videography

    If you are interested in taking a further step to personalize and improve your professional teaching techniques, we can help you create professional videos for your classes.  We have staff that can assist you with pre-production or post production of videos as small as an introduction to your online class or videos covering large events.

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    Our goal is to aid you in the creation of a video that will serve its purpose with the highest quality that is within our means. To achieve this, we will have to schedule a time and location for the actual recording. Please email us with the time(s) and day(s) you are available to record and we will see how we can best accommodate you. 

  • Digital Press

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    Mission Statement

    The A-State Digital Press (ADP) is dedicated to providing faculty with an innovative scholarly peer reviewed process to publish digital books and course materials that contain interactive, diverse, and relevant content to improve student engagement with scholarly knowledge. ADP collaborates with faculty to ensure best practices in teaching and to utilize their wealth of scholarly knowledge to offer rich and engaging content and to create high impact, low cost learning materials for ASTATE students.