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Research Participants Needed!

Contributed by: Jaiden Butler
Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2019 1:00 PM
You are invited to participate in our study: Alcohol-Related Decision Making in College Students Who Frequently Drink (IRB# 1446152-1).
The goal of the study is to examine the effects of mood on alcohol related decisions in college students between the ages of 18 and 30.

Upon completion of this study you may enter your information for an equal opportunity to receive one of four $50 gift cards!
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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
  • 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 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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Research Participants Needed-Evaluations of Experts and Product Recommendations

Contributed by: Danka Maric
Published: Monday, 14 October 2019 12:30 PM
I am seeking participants for a study examining the effects of different academic passages on evaluations of product recommendations. Participation is open to anyone who is 18 or older. This study is composed of a Qualtrics survey with three brief passages followed by a questionnaire and will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and no form of compensation is being offered for completing this study. If you're interested, please follow the link below. Thanks so much for your time.

Study Title: Evaluations of Experts and Product Recommendations

IRB Number: 1490904-1
Principle Investigator: Danka Maric, BS
Psychological Science NQ 013

Faculty Advisor: Katie M. Lawson, PhD
Psychological Science NQ 106
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