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College of Business
to host Teaching Conference

Oct. 22, 2007 --  The College of Business at Arkansas State University will host the annual Teaching Conference on Thursday, Nov. 1. The theme is “Improving Teaching and Learning: Advances in Higher Education” for the afternoon seminar which is co-sponsored by the Thompson Southwestern Publishing Co.

The day’s events will begin with registration at 12:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Student Union, followed by the welcome from Dr. Len Frey, dean of the College of Business. The opening presentation is titled “Measuring Student Perceptions of Effective Teaching” and will be presented by Dr. Sarath A. Nonis and Dr. John Seydel, who serve as faculty at ASU.

After the full-group presentation a number of break-out presentations are scheduled. These presentations include teaching online, teaching abroad, segmented learning practices and implementing podcasting. The closing session will be a panel discussion on how ASU students compare to students from other universities.

The conference will be held in the Mockingbird and Pine Tree Rooms on the third floor of the Student Union. Registration is required to attend these events. For more information, contact Ricky Miller, administrative secretary in the College of Business, by phone at 870-972-3430 or via email at

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