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Course Enhancement Grant: Open Educational Resources - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Monday, 09 December 2019 4:30 PM
Have you considered trying out Open Educational Resources (OER) to replace your class textbook?

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce student costs, the Provost’s Office, University Libraries, and Online and Strategic Learning are interested in supporting faculty working with OER as a means of reducing student textbook costs. The Division of Online and Strategic Learning is now accepting applications for ten $500 grants for faculty who wish to implement Open Educational Resources (OER) into their undergraduate course as a replacement for a traditional textbook.

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Fall Semester Online Evaluations Now Available

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2019 9:00 AM

Course evaluations now open

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December Newsletter

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Sunday, 01 December 2019 9:00 AM
It's getting chilly outside, so spark up some entertainment on this cold, fun-filled month!

This year for the holidays, Emens Auditorium is offering gift certificates for you to purchase for any event, in any dollar amount, and with no expiration date. This is a great gift idea for friends and family, so give the gift of live performance this year! Stop by the Emens Box Office to get yours today!

Once again, Bob the Elf has returned to Emens Auditorium and is causing some trouble around the office and backstage. Keep up with our Elf on the Shelf and all his mischief on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Keep in mind we have some awesome events coming in the spring including: CRISS ANGEL RAW - THE MINDFREAK UNPLUGGED, FINDING NEVERLAND - THE MUSICAL, BLUE MAN GROUP - SPEECHLESS TOUR, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, and much more!! It's never too early to get your tickets.
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MAC Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success

Contributed by: Ashley Burnett
Published: Thursday, 14 November 2019 12:00 PM
Overview of the MAC Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success

The 2019-20 academic year represents the inaugural year of the Mid-American Conference Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success. This first of its kind award will recognize one full-time faculty member nominee from each MAC institution that has demonstrated a dedication to student success and will honor one nominee that has gone above and beyond in their dedication to student success as the winner of the Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success.

On an annual basis, the selection committee will review the nominees. The winner will be announced on March 14th, 2020 during the MAC Basketball Championship and will be invited to attend the MAC Honors Dinner, along with one guest, on May 27th, 2020.

Nomination Eligibility / Criteria
1. Each MAC full member university will have the opportunity to submit one (1) nominee for this award on an annual basis.
2. Nominations from each university must be signed by the school’s Provost (or his/her selected designee).
3. Each nominee must be a full-time faculty member engaged with undergraduate and/or graduate students and demonstrate commitment to the following criteria:

Student Success
  • Demonstration of commitment to student success and lifelong learning
  • Demonstration of predominantly outward focus on student success, rather than inward focus on personal teaching/research success
  • Demonstration of a commitment to student support and development
  • Demonstration of enhancements to the student experience (curricular and co-curricular)
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, scholarship, and creative activities
Inclusion
  • Development or support of an inclusive environment/culture
  • Demonstration of a commitment to inclusion
  • Active participation in the promotion and educational awareness of inclusion
Appreciation for the MAC Core Values including:
  • Academic Achievement
  • Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Student-Athlete Well-Being
Nomination Submission Guidelines
To submit a nomination, please adhere to the following submission guidelines:

Nominations should include the following:
  • 500-word statement from nominee addressing the criteria
  • A current vita – limit 3 pages including the most relevant information/experience related to the award criteria
  • Three letters of support
    • At least one letter must be from a student
    • At least one letter must be from a Dean or Chair/Director
3. Submit your Nomination(s) to Thalia Mulvihill, Ph.D., Professor of Higher Education and Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Faculty Fellow at tmulvihi@bsu.edu no later than 5:00pm, Monday, January 27, 2020

Award Announcement Timeline
November 13, 2019: Ball State Office of the Vice Provost will solicit Nominations
February 7, 2020: Ball State delivers campus nominee to the MAC Office
March 1, 2020: MAC Office Awards Committee selects the Award Winner
March 14, 2020: Award Winner announced at the MAC Basketball Championship
May 27, 2020: Award Winner recognized/honored at the MAC Honors Dinner/Award Winner (+1 guest) invited
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