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Best Practices for Transitioning to ArcGIS Pro

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018 3:00 PM
This hour-long session is designed to assist faculty members, staff, and graduate students with the transition from ESRI's ArcMap software to ArcGIS Pro. We will cover the different types of licenses available at Ball State University, as well as which is the most advantageous for each user based on their status and computer type (single-use, concurrent, EVA, name-user). The session will also include helpful hints on subjects such as navigating the software's menus, how credits are consumed based on licensing types, obtaining training through ESRI's E-Learning site, and assisting students with saving projects and data. Learn more.

Introduction to iclicker & Setting Up iclicker and Student Outreach

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018 10:30 AM
iclicker2 is a small handheld unit that a student uses to respond to questions in class.
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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018 10:30 AM
Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Vice President for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey inviting participation in our campus-wide efforts to build an inclusive community. The response exceeded our expectations! Now more than ever we invite you to “Live Beneficence”. Do you want to be part of this effort? Send us your contact information at

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity Now…
BSU Board of Trustees and President post statements addressing decision regarding The John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Read more here.

Transgender Alliance Clothing Drive. Drop off gently used items a Twin Archer, Universalist Unitarian Church, Queer Chocolatier or the Lutheran Church of the Cross. Use this link to learn more.

4th Annual Research Conference in Adult, Community, and Higher Education August 24 & 25, Student Center, Cardinal Hall Register now The event provides networking opportunities for students, faculty, alumni, business partners, community members, and prospective students.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) This is an opportunity for graduate students and undergraduate students who are looking to pursue a graduate education. Use this link to apply.

Expand your horizons…
August 6
Transfiguration, a holiday recognized by Orthodox Christians to celebrate when Jesus communed with Moses and Elijah on Mount Tabor.

August 17
Marcus Garvey Day, which celebrates the birthday of the Jamaican politician and activist who is revered by Rastafarians. Garvey is credited with starting the Back to Africa movement, which encouraged those of African descent to return to the land of their ancestors during and after slavery in North America.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence is not passive. It is by definition, action taken to benefit others. To “Live Beneficence” is a call to action. Join us.

Beneficence challenge: Seeing the good in others can build confidence and happiness for everyone involved. Learn more here. Share examples of the Beneficence you see in others – email your nominations to Please include your name, the person's name and the way in which they embodied the Beneficence Pledge.

…& looking back. 1961
The Berlin Wall is built. Over the night of August 12-13, soldiers began laying more than 100 miles of barbed wire slightly inside the East Berlin border. The wire was soon replaced by a six-foot-high, 96-mile-long wall of concrete blocks until 1990 when the wall was opened. Learn more here.

NEW Resource
Use the Inclusive Event Guide on the Office of Institutional Diversity website when preparing your next meeting

Featured Diversity Scholarship
An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18
James Jones Director of Research and Academic Effectiveness

Keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought
Recruiting Diverse and Excellent New Faculty
Abigail J. Stewart and Virginia Valian provide recommendations for how deans, department chairs, and their search committees can optimize their chances.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Building a Publishing Pipeline
Learn how to manage multiple wiring projects with an action plan. Learn more using this link.

Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
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Introduction to iclicker Cloud / REEF Student Mobile Application

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018 9:00 AM
This session will introduce REEF and how to use it as the primary student response system as well as in conjunction with i>clicker2. Learn more.

Canvas Essentials Workshops

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Friday, 10 August 2018 10:30 AM
Canvas Essential Workshops
Get the necessary training you need to use Canvas by participating in these 3 Canvas Essentials Workshops offered by Strategic Learning (formerly iLearn).

For any questions or inquiries, please visit, email us at, or call us at 765-285-6582.

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New Feature on L&D Page - Listing of All Sessions Upcoming in the Minicourse Registration System

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 09 February 2018 8:00 AM

As part of our strategic initiative to increase efficiencies and respond to customer needs, Human Resources is pleased to announce a new way to view the many learning opportunities occurring on campus. Until now there hasn’t been an easy, centralized way for employees to see a list of all the sessions or events from the Minicourse Registration System (MRS). Starting this week, this feature will be added to the Learning & Development webpage. Look for the link titled “View Upcoming Learning Sessions” when clicked will display a one-stop-shop list of upcoming sessions in the MRS.

The listing will include learning sessions hosted by the departments using MRS, including: Applied Anthropology Laboratory; Excellence in Leadership; Facilities Training; Facilities Training; iLearn; Information Security Services; Information Technology Services; Instructional Services - University Libraries; Marketing and Communications; Office of Community Engagement; Office of Educational Excellence; Office of University Controller; Purchasing Services; Registration Office; Services Excellence Working Group - Univ Libraries; Sponsored Projects Administration; Tech Center - Unified Technology Support; Unified Technology Support; University Human Resource Services; and the Working Well Program.

As always, if you have any questions and/or suggestions regarding HR/L&D processes and procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together with our employees, we are strengthening our customer service efforts and making significant progress in our ongoing commitment to best practices.
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How to download a list of Learning and Development (L&D) sessions you've attended - For Performance Evaluations

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Monday, 29 January 2018 11:00 AM
During this time of annual performance evaluations, you may want to share with your supervisor a list of Learning and Development (L&D) sessions you've attended in the last year. Here's how to view a list of your L&D sessions:
• Under the title, "Search for a Session", either:
• Click "Registration History" to view a list of all L&D sessions attended; OR,
• Click "Comprehensive Training Registry" then click either the "Comprehensive" button to view a complete list of all L&D sessions attended, or click the "Date Range" button and enter a range of dates to view only those sessions attended. Note: If you click Yes next to "Include Course Description" this will add the course description for each session. Then, click the "Create Registry" button to view your list.
• To Print: Right-click your mouse to open a menu box and select Print.

An illustration can be found on the L&D homepage: PDF instructions on how to view your Session History.

Please contact Jerry Winans in the L&D office at 5-1819 if you need assistance.
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