Graduate Student Teachers of Central Arkansas


Graduate Student Teachers of Central Arkansas (GSTCA) Symposium

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Rayford Auditorium (Biomedical Research Center II room 106-2)

The GSTCA Committee (Laura MacDonald, Chair) is pleased to announce the 1st annual GSTCA Symposium for students interested in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. Registration is required for attendance with continental breakfast and lunch included. Online registration can be found at and will be open until May 3, 2012. Please contact Dr. Kristen Sterba  or 501-296-1275) for additional information.


9:00-9:20 am Welcome
Robert E. McGehee, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School and Professor, Department of Pediatrics
9:20-10:00 am PresentationZen: Creating Effective Presentations to Dazzle Your Audience
Kristen Sterba, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Recruiting and Retention
Assistant Professor
Graduate School
10:00-10:40 am What the Best College Teachers Do
Lydia McDonald, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Services
Instructor, Health Behavior and Health Education
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
10:40-10:50 am Break
10:50-11:50 am Adventures in Research with Undergraduates and Other Mammals
Tom Goodwin, Ph.D.
Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry
Hendrix College
11:50-12:30 pm  Lunch and Panel Discussion with Undergraduate Students on Their Teaching Needs
12:30-1:10 pm Integrate Your Course Content into an Online Learning Management System for Effective Teaching
Robin Smith, Ph.D.
Coordinator of eLearning, Associate Professor
Educational Development, eLearning
1:10-1:50 pm The Application Letter
Mark Sutherland, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Hendrix College
1:50-2:00 pm Break
2:00-2:40 pm Interview Skills to Help You Shine
Jeannette Shorey, M.D.
Associate Dean for CME and Faculty Affairs
College of Medicine
Robert McGehee, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
College of Medicine
2:40 pm CV Doctor (students bring CV for individual help)