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Centennial Speaker Events

Contributed by: Jacquelyn Buckrop
Published: Thursday, 13 December 2018 9:30 AM
Provost Rivera-Mills is pleased to announce two Centennial Speaker Events. On February 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium “A Conversation with Deborah Roberts” of ABC's 20/20 newsmagazine and on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium “The Problem Solving Generation” with Jaime Casap, Google's Education Evangelist. Ms. Roberts will share stories and lessons on leadership. Mr. Casap will address the power and potential of technology in pursuit of learning.
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Exploring Partial Effects in Cluster Samples – A Critique of Within-Group Estimators | RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

Contributed by: Jennifer Keever
Published: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 1:00 PM


Exploring Partial Effects in Cluster Samples – A Critique of Within-Group Estimators

12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019
Whitinger Building, room 152 (Please note location change)

RSVP by January 7

Presented by Tung Liu
Professor of Economics

Exploring Partial Effects in Cluster Samples – A Critique of Within-Group Estimators

In cluster samples, within-group estimators are commonly used to measure the partial effects of explanatory variables on the dependent variable, while between-group estimators are avoided; an important reason for this choice is that within-group estimators are unbiased. Yet, analyses using within-group estimates raises issues: if there are different sets of population parameters measuring partial effects, then the interpretations and conclusions derived from within-group estimators may be misleading when the fundamentals of the experimental designs and possible differences between within-group effects and between-group effects are ignored. We use three widely cited articles and semi-simulated data to illustrate the critique.

About Tung Liu

Tung Liu, professor of economics, received his doctorate from the University of California at San Diego in 1990 and joined Ball State in the same year. His fields of interests include time series, applied econometrics, applied finance, and China economy. Liu's current research includes neural networks, returns to education, and China economy. His research publications appear in Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Future Markets, Physica D, Economic Modelling, Empirical Economics, and China Economic Review. Liu teaches courses in economics, statistics, and econometrics. He received the Dean's Teaching award in 1999 and 2000. He was a recipient of "Educator of the Year" in 1994 presented by Delta Sigma Pi fraternity.

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Diversity This Week, Dec 10-18, 2018

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 10 December 2018 9:30 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

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity Now…

Common Ground
Monday, December 10, 2018 11:00 AM
Join us for a cup of coffee and a thoughtful conversation with colleagues from all units on campus today at 11 AM. Meet someone new, share your story, and learn more about the amazing people who make up our community. Ball State's strength comes from hundreds of individuals working together toward a common ground. R.S.V.P.s appreciated but not required. Email

Expand your horizons…Read How to Appreciate Diversity During the Holidays for insight on increasing your understanding and awareness of the traditions and beliefs of others.


December Dilemma or Teaching Opportunity? Keep these 4 tips in mind during the holiday season, read more here

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 –6 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Family During the Holidays, read this articlefor a list of methods to avoid conflict.

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 1950
Ralph Bunche, becomes the first African American to be awarded the Peace Prize.

Ball State University African American Alumni Oral History led by Michael Doyle, Associate Professor and Director, Public History Program and the Oral History Workshop. Listen to the Oral History of Ella McNeary Ball State University, class of 1973, Technology, Masters 1978

An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18

Emily Rutter
Assistant Professor of English
Co-Director of African American Studies Minor

Keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought
Read the Getting Ready to Lead for Equity resource. Learn more here.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Every Semester Needs A Plan

· Do you often start the semester or term with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity?

· Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this semester?

· Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this semester?

NCFDD offers this webinar at the start of each semester. Learn how to make targeted adjustments to align your efforts. Register for the webinar 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 Twitter @BallStateOID

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Call fo Creative Teaching Grant Applications

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Friday, 07 December 2018 12:00 PM
The Division of Online and Strategic Learning is announcing a call for applications for the 2018-19 Creative Teaching Grant. Learn more.