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Creating a flexible learning environment using i>clickers and REEF in the classroom

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 3:00 PM

Strategies and techniques will focus on the development of individual and group activities to construct a more creative, and flexible, option for all students.

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Reminder: BrowZine for Scholars Workshop TOMORROW

Contributed by: Laura Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:00 PM
If you missed last week's BrowZine for Scholars workshop, no worries! We're hosting another tomorrow (Wednesday, March 29) at 12:30 p.m. in BL 225. Learn more.

FERPA in the Classroom

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Monday, 27 March 2017 4:00 PM
FERPA in the Classroom
This session will focus on identifying potential FERPA problem areas within the face-to-face and online classroom.

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Summer Seminar on Teaching and Learning, 2017 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Thursday, 23 March 2017 1:00 PM

“Developing Pedagogies to Enhance Excellence and Diversity”
Overview

The Office of Institutional Diversity is pleased to offer a four-part faculty development seminar to support BSU teachers in developing inclusive and excellent pedagogy. The sessions will be May 15, 16, 17, and 19 from 2pm to 4pm, room TBA. We look forward to receiving your application.

Focus: Participants will read about and discuss
• Best practices from pedagogical theory
• The relationship of various diversities and learning excellence
• Privilege, inclusivity, cognitive authority, and vulnerability
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Emergence: Personal Foundations of Effective Leadership

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Monday, 20 March 2017 10:00 AM

Emergence: Personal Foundations of Effective Leadership is Shafer Leadership Academy’s core leadership program. It is an eight-week highly interactive and engaging training opportunity ideal for emerging or experienced leaders seeking to enhance their leadership capabilities. Emergence begins Tuesday, April 4th at the Innovation Connector (1208 White River Blvd). Meals are provided. Emergence is sponsored by Ball State University, Muncie Power Products, Mursix, and Muncie Sanitary District.

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"BrowZine for Scholars" Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017 8:00 AM
BrowZine for Scholars

BrowZine is a popular service that allows current Ball State University students and employees to browse, discover, read, and optimize thousands of the University Libraries' scholarly journals. Built to complement your searching needs, BrowZine does not replace the need for library databases; use this new service in tandem with the University Libraries' existing electronic resources to discover similar titles to the ones you are familiar with and broaden your knowledge of related scholarly literature.
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Learn about serving on nonprofit boards

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 9:30 AM

All Aboard: Board Leadership in Motion is a three-hour workshop ideal for individuals who have a desire to serve on a not-for-profit board but want to learn more about finding an opportunity that suits their interests and skill sets.This session is a partnership between Ball State's Office of Community Engagement, Shafer Leadership Academy, the United Way of Delaware County and the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network.

The next All Aboard session will be offered on Wednesday, March 29, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Innovation Connector (1208 White River Blvd). Refreshments will be provided.

More details and registration are available here. The program is free.

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IEEE Xplore Digital Library Workshops

Contributed by: Laura Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 01 March 2017 7:30 AM
IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Ball State University Libraries recently acquired the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. This database contains almost one-third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computer science, as well as conference proceedings and IEEE standards. This workshop will demonstrate how to access and navigate the IEEE Xplore Digital Library's interface and efficiently retrieve relevant sources from its immense collection.
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Reminder about "In Their Own Words" Workshops

Contributed by: Laura Mulligan
Published: Monday, 27 February 2017 9:00 AM
In Their Own Words: Manuscripts, Letters, and Other Primary Sources about Literary Lives

Authors, poets, and playwrights are known for their writing, but not all of them leave behind a handy autobiography or memoir. However, you can still read their own reflections on their lives and times. Come to this workshop to find out how you can find published collections of journals, diaries, and letters, and collections of manuscripts and other personal papers at Ball State University Libraries and elsewhere.
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Call for Applications - Summer Entrepreneurial Learning Academy

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:45 AM

Call for Applications - Summer Entrepreneurial Learning Academy 
Deadline to Apply - March 20th

 

The Office of Entrepreneurial Learning at Ball State University is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Entrepreneurial Learning Academy, to begin May 15, 2017. Supported by an Academic Excellence Grant, the ELA is open to full-time teaching faculty (contract, tenure-track, tenured) in any Ball State college and department who will be teaching at least a 2/2 load during the 2017-2018 academic year. Faculty teaching courses in the Foundations, Tier I and Tier II of the University Core Curriculum are especially encouraged to apply.

 

We look forward to receiving your materials!

 

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"In Their Own Words: Manuscripts, Letters, and Other Primary Sources about Literary Lives" - Workshop from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura Mulligan
Published: Friday, 17 February 2017 8:00 AM
In Their Own Words: Manuscripts, Letters, and Other Primary Sources about Literary Lives

Authors, poets, and playwrights are known for their writing, but not all of them leave behind a handy autobiography or memoir. However, you can still read their own reflections on their lives and times. Come to this workshop to find out how you can find published collections of journals, diaries, and letters, and collections of manuscripts and other personal papers at Ball State University Libraries and elsewhere.
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2017 Conference on ASD at Ball State-Call for Papers and Registration Information

Contributed by: Evette Simmons-Reed
Published: Wednesday, 15 February 2017 7:30 PM
Postsecondary Options and Supports for Transitioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The purpose of this conference is to showcase best practices that allow students with autism to access, persist in, and graduate college and succeed in finding and maintaining meaningful, competitive employment. This conference is important due to the increase in students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders who are reaching transition age.
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How to Download a List of Learning and Development (L&D) Sessions You've Completed

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Thursday, 09 February 2017 11:30 AM
During this time of annual performance evaluations, you may want to share with your manager or supervisor a list of Learning and Development (L&D) sessions you've attended. Here's how to view and print a record of your L&D sessions:
• Visit the L&D website and click the link on the sidebar menu labeled Search for Sessions and Register;
• At the top of the page you can click "Registration History" to view a list of all L&D sessions you have registered for and/or completed;
• OR you can click "Comprehensive Training Registry" to view either a complete list of all L&D sessions completed, or select a range of dates to view sessions completed. You can also select an option box to view the course description for each session.
• To print the list, right-click to open a menu box and select Print.

Please contact Jerry Winans in the L&D office at 5-1819 if you need assistance.
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Faculty Breakfast Club starts Jan 27

Contributed by: Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Published: Friday, 20 January 2017 5:30 AM
Once again the Writing Center will host writing time for faculty on Friday mornings in the Writing Center from 7:30-9:30 AM. This is a time when the Writing Center is closed to students, but open for faculty to come and get some writing done. If you are trying to make more room in your schedule for writing or would like to get out of your department for your writing time, consider joining us (in Robert Bell 295). The sound level and space available is similar to a coffee shop--there's some ambient noise and sometimes we share tables. However, this isn't a social hour or a writing group: we come and write.

We call this the "Faculty Breakfast Club" in allusion to the 1980s movie about being in early morning detention--you've got to show up and do your writing time. We don't, unfortunately, provide breakfast.

You don't need to sign up to attend, but if you're interested in attending and would like to be on the email list for reminders, let us know (writing@bsu.edu). We'll start on January 27th.


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"Future Teacher Toolbox" Workshop Series from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017 8:30 AM
Build your teaching toolbox with information from Ball State University Libraries! Our Future Teacher Toolbox workshops are held the third Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. Learn more.

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