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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Faculty Development Plan

To encourage faculty to remain active in the area of intellectual contribution, the College of Business Faculty Development Plan now includes a provision to set aside $500 to be used for discretionary development by authors of peer reviewed journal articles.

Sole authors are entitled to $500. Coauthors, who are the sole representative from Arkansas State University's College of Business, are also entitled to $500.

The College also encourages collaboration among fellow College of Business faculty. To facilitate collaboration, first authors, who coauthor with other members of Arkansas State University's College of Business faculty who have not had a Cabell's type publication in the past five years, are eligible for an additional $250 award (bringing the total award to $750). Second authors who have been mentored are entitled to $500. Multiple authors, where two or more authors are members of the College of Business are free to divide the combined total of discretionary funding as mutually agreed upon. The maximum possible award is $750 (for mentoring lead authors) and $500 (for coauthors) respectively, per year.

Effective Date

This policy is effective with the commencement of the Fall 2000 semester.

Qualifying Publications

As a rule, journals qualifying for this discretionary funding should be listed in Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting, Economics and Finance or in Management and Marketing. Journals not listed in one of Cabell's directories may qualify if approved by the Department Chair.

Time-Frame To Use Discretionary Funding

The faculty member can elect to use the discretionary funding during the current or immediately up-coming fiscal year. For example, if one qualifies for funding in January of 2001, he or she may elect to use the funding prior to June 30, 2001 or during the July 2001-June 2002 fiscal year.

Qualifying Expenditures

The discretionary account may be used to cover any reasonable expenditure related to faculty development in accordance with the policies of the State of Arkansas. For example, to the extent allowed by the State of Arkansas, travel to conferences, computer software, data, etc. are qualifying expenses. Purchases must be made through the ASU Purchasing Department in accordance with Purchasing Guidelines. Travel must be in accordance with ASU Travel Policies and Procedures.

Application Process

Upon notice of acceptance for journal publication, the faculty member should complete the Faculty Development Discretionary Funding Application. A copy of the acceptance letter along with the application should be forwarded to the Department Chair who will forward the application with his or her recommendation to the Dean of the College of Business.

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