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You are invited to attend - Working Effectively with Graduate Assistants - Wed, Sep 28, 9 - 11 am, SC Forum

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Monday, 26 September 2016 9:00 AM
Ms. Stephanie Wilson and Dr. Katherine Denker will lead a powerful discussion of unique and specific ways to motivate and inspire your graduate assistants to produce maximum results. Attend this session to learn proven strategies, tools, and techniques to assist in your management of any graduate assistant.
Date/Time: Wed, Sep 28, 9 - 11 am Register Now!
Location: Student Center, Forum room, 2nd floor, back hallway
Presenters: Dr. Katherine Denker and Ms. Stephanie Wilson

About the Presenters:
As the Director of the Basic Course, Dr. Katherine J. Denker is responsible for the instructional design, instructor training, assessment and instructional development for all of the 35 graduate teaching assistants who work with the Comm. 210 program each year. Dr. Denker has presented on issues related to mentoring and training at conferences for both the National Communication Association and the Central States Communication Association. Her work on instructional communication has been published in Communication Research Reports, Communication Teacher, and the Basic Communication Course Annual. Additionally, her work with the Comm. 210 program has lead to both the Ball State’s Lawhead Teaching Award in 2013 as well as the Organization for the Study of Language Communication and Gender’s Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award.

Stephanie (Huffman) Wilson grew up a farmer's daughter and is now a farmer's wife. Living in a small, rural Indiana community, she has learned the value of relationships and how critical connections can be to life in the small town she grew up in and beyond. Using her experience and both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ball State University, she connects those who cross her path with resources for success as Ball State's Graduate School director of graduate recruitment and enrollment. In this role, she oversees the critical connection between undergraduates and working professionals and the Graduate School, faculty, the university and the city of Muncie. Using this holistic recruiting strategy and bringing together important stakeholders, Stephanie has helped increase enrollment at Ball State's Graduate School by 16%.
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You are invited to 3 L&D sessions on Thu, Sep 29 - Conflict - Leadership - Communication

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 23 September 2016 3:30 PM
Are you a natural peacemaker? This workshop by author-attorney Daniel Griffith provides a model for mediating basic conflicts and communication challenges among team members. This session is especially designed for professional employees, staff, managers, team leaders, and anyone who wants to help colleagues work through conflicts to improve work relationships. This session will also provide guidance for mediating your own disputes in the absence of a true third-party neutral to ensure both your concerns and the concerns of the person with whom you are in conflict are fully considered.

Learning Objectives: By attending this workshop, participants will learn:
LO1: A basic model for mediating basic conflicts among team members.
LO2: Skills for ensuring all parties in a dispute are fully heard and understood.
LO3: How to serve as mediators in their own disputes to ensure the concerns of both their and the other person are fully considered.
LO4: Tactful, respectful and diplomatic methods for talking and working through conflict situations.

Date/Time: Thu, Sep 29; 9 am - 11:30 am Register Now!
Location: Student Center, SC303
Presenter: Daniel Griffith

As a leader, do you provide feedback to others that is truly objective and not based on circumstantial evidence and hearsay? Do you truly listen to understand others concerns without interjecting your own perspectives and opinions? Whether intentionally or not, leaders can commit basic errors in listening and providing feedback that reflect a lack of genuine concern and support for those they seek to coach, correct and guide toward successful performance. This workshop will examine some common errors and offer tips for correcting them. (Useful for Professional Development)
Learning Objectives: By attending this workshop, participants will learn:
LO1: Effective methods for providing objective feedback and authentically listening to employees
LO2: A number of common errors in providing feedback and listening that fail to reflect genuine concern and support for employees they manage LO3: Strategies for overcoming these feedback and listening errors to establish trusting and supportive relationships with employees.

Date/Time: Thu, Sep 29; 1 - 2:30 pm Register Now!
Location: Student Center, SC303
Presenter: Daniel Griffith

Is it ever appropriate to use email to raise concerns about workplace relationships, address conflicts or discuss disagreements? Or should email be strictly limited to general business communication? When should we lift our fingers off the keyboard and walk down the hallway to actually talk with a colleague about our concerns? This workshop will provide guidance on the uses and abuses of email to address workplace concerns, how to appropriately raise concerns, and when to switch from email to face-to-face interaction to avoid misunderstandings.
Learning Objectives: By attending this workshop, participants will learn:
LO1: Common missteps in the use of email and other electronic communications to address workplace issues;
LO2: Appropriate, though limited, methods for objectively raising concerns through email and avoiding misunderstandings;
LO3: How to determine when to cease email exchanges and move to face-to-face interactions to address workplace concerns;
LO4: How to recover from going too far with email communication.

Date/Time: Thu, Sep 29; 3 - 4:30 pm Register Now!
Location: Student Center, SC303
Presenter: Daniel Griffith

About the Presenter: Daniel Griffith is associate faculty at Indiana University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in diversity, organizational leadership, human resources, conflict management, and alternative dispute resolution. An attorney and mediator, he specializes in mediating employment, management and higher education disputes. Daniel is the co-author of The Conflict Survival Kit: Tools for Resolving Conflict at Work (2nd ed.) and the Supervisor Survival Kit (11th ed.), Pearson Education, Inc. He also contributes monthly articles on management and workplace topics for the career advice section and executive newsletter for HigherEdJobs.com. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from DePauw University and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
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Digital Measures Training

Contributed by: Krista Flynn
Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:00 AM
Digital Measures Training for Faculty and Professional Staff and Digital Measures Training for Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Administrative Assistants Learn more.

Making sure Your Online Course is Title 34 Compliant

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:30 AM
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#blacklivesmatter: Rethinking Children's & YA Lit magazine submissions

Contributed by: Lyn Jones
Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 10:00 AM
Submission Call: Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Read for Change
Fall 2016 Volume 3, Issue 4
Theme: #blacklivesmatter

Edited by Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ball State University, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones with George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Multimedia, Jennifer Palilonis, Ball State University iMedia, teacher education, and creative writing Ball State students.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, we have married stories, art, activism and multi modal delivery for your readers to experience the inclusiveness of stories that focus on topics promoting social and educational justice.

Diversity in children’s literature is critical in constructing culture and community identity. We grow up and are conditioned by the stories we read as children and retell as adults. This gatekeeping that happens at home, in schools, and in communities often prevents new stories, different stories, rewritten stories from being consumed, read, and valued as quality literature.

Learn more about our magazine, it’s features, and how do download the magazine for free to your smart phone or tablet at our website, www.rethinkingkidlit.com

Join the conversation!
Twitter https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit
Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit

We are seeking original submissions to feature in each section of our upcoming Volume 3, Issue 4 of Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature. This issue will be themed to address children’s or young adult works that focus on #blacklivesmatter.

From the Expert: Children’s book writers, librarians, and scholars are encouraged to write a 500 to 750 original essay and video or audio record that essay sharing, encouraging, or persuading us why or how to read for change. Include a picture of yourself, a bio, and a link to your website or information.
Featured Book: Create an original book trailer that is 60 to 90 seconds in length and includes text, sound, and imagery. No copyright violations. Write a 125 to 200-word piece About the Author of this featured book, and a 125 to 200 word annotated Book Review of the featured book.
Rewriting Children’s & YA Lit: Write and illustrate or animate an original children’s picture book. You may illustrate the book yourself or work with an artist. Graphic, computer generated, or original print art is accepted.
Rewriting Children’s & YA Lit: Rewrite and illustrate or animate a public domain classic children’s literature book. You may illustrate the book yourself or work with an artist. Graphic, computer generated, or original print art is accepted.

• Please do not submit work that has been previously published or that you are simultaneously submitting.
• Please format your written work in Times New Roman, 12-pt, single-spaced and submit as a .doc or .docx file.
• Include your name, email address, phone number on the first page of your document.
• Graphic imagery should be submitted as an EPS, PDF, or Adobe Illustrator (AI) file.
• Print imagery can be high resolution scanned and saved as a jpeg.
• Save your files with your last name_title.
• Videos can be submitted as an MP4 files or as a Youtube link.

Email submissions by November 1, 2016 to ljones2@bsu.edu.

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Creating and Managing Course Objectives and Outcomes

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 9:30 AM
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Complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) within the Classroom

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Monday, 19 September 2016 12:00 PM
DATE & TIME CORRECTION:
Complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) within the Classroom
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Qualtrics: An Introduction to the Basics of Survey Building

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Monday, 19 September 2016 10:30 AM
Qualtrics: An Introduction to the Basics of Survey Building Learn more.

Complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) within the Classroom

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Monday, 19 September 2016 10:00 AM
Complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) within the Classroom Learn more.

Faculty Learning Community on Community Engagement - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Tuesday, 13 September 2016 4:30 PM
The Office of Educational Excellence is again sponsoring a Faculty Learning Community on Community Engagement during Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Learn more.

Engaging Community Series: “Entrepreneurial Learning, Immersive Learning, Service Learning, Community Engagement – What’s the Difference? “

Contributed by: Krista Flynn
Published: Monday, 12 September 2016 10:00 AM
There are a number of buzzwords on campus related to structuring courses and achieving learning objectives. Learn more.

Calendar Events - Sponsored Projects Administration

Contributed by: Alicia Kelly
Published: Monday, 12 September 2016 7:30 AM
Sponsored Projects Administration is kicking off the academic year with Cayuse SP training sessions, Focus on the Search workshops, and our brand new Colloquia Series.
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Shouldn't you be writing?

Contributed by: Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016 4:30 AM
The Faculty Breakfast Club will start up again on September 9th--a devoted time and quiet space for faculty to get writing done each week. The Breakfast Club is just for writing--no sharing, no discussing, no reviewing. Think of it as an appointment with yourself to make writing a priority in the new academic year. Learn more.

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