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Save the Date: 2020 Student Symposium

Contributed by: Santana Shipley
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 11:00 AM
25th Annual Student Symposium at Ball State University
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
L.A. Pittenger Student Center, 2nd floor
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Tucker Autism Research Grant Opportunity for Undergrad & Grad Students

Contributed by: Jody Leddy
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 8:00 AM
The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) in coordination with BSU’s Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) is pleased to offer the Terry and Sandra Tucker Family Autism Research Grant program for undergraduate and graduate student research related to autism spectrum disorders. These grants are made possible through the generosity of Terry and Sandra Tucker and their understanding of the importance of supporting research in the field of autism.

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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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ASPIRE Proposals for Internal Funding

Contributed by: Santana Shipley
Published: Monday, 09 December 2019 11:00 AM
Do you have questions about preparing your proposal for ASPiRE internal funding? Do you have gnawing questions about the ASPiRE program you want to ask? Learn more.

1-credit graduate-level sustainability courses available to seniors

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2019 3:30 PM

Have you considered a career in sustainability after graduation? As the sustainability field continues to grow at a rapid pace, more and more organizations are looking to hire individuals with knowledge and credentialing in this area.

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New blog focusing on active learning for fall 2019

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Monday, 25 November 2019 4:30 PM
The Division of Online and Strategic Learning is pleased to present a new university-hosted blog highlighting the efforts, capabilities and services offered by our Research and Development unit. Current posts highlight active learning in the classroom from the varied standpoints of our research and development staff. Learn more.

Call for Spring 2020 Building Better Neighborhoods Grant Proposals

Contributed by: Robbie Mehling
Published: Monday, 18 November 2019 9:00 AM

Call for Spring 2020 Building Better Neighborhoods Grant Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

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Call for Spring 2020 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Proposals

Contributed by: Robbie Mehling
Published: Friday, 15 November 2019 2:00 PM
Call for Spring 2020 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Ball State University's Office of ­the Provost and the Office of Immersive Learning are pleased to roll out a NEW Provost Immersive Learning Grant Program featuring two grant options: one for Pilot Projects and the other for Sustained Course proposals. Ball State faculty who have an idea for an immersive learning project are encouraged to apply. Funding can support travel expenses, materials and other costs associated with your project. This funding cycle will support projects expected to begin in fall 2020 or spring 2021. Completed proposals are due on or before 5 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2020.
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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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Grant-writing expert to offer class

Contributed by: Christine Rhine
Published: Friday, 01 November 2019 9:00 AM

The Department of Urban Planning invites you to take a grant writing class with Teresa Jeter, PhD, who has 20 years of experience in the field.

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Participants Needed

Contributed by: Kyla McKillip
Published: Friday, 13 September 2019 3:00 PM

Researchers at Ball State University need participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are between 12 and 22 years of age to participate in a study. The purpose of the study is to identify the physical activity behaviors and fitness needs of adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to establish a better understanding of how to improve physical stamina and overall wellbeing. Participants will be issued a heart monitor and iPad and will be asked to do a workout routine. Participation is entirely voluntary and requires multiple visits to Ball State University’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each visit will last between 25 minutes to 45 minutes to limit fatigue to the participant.

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