We will offer various workshops prior to the start of classes for those faculty interested in learning more about teaching at Ball State. No formal reservations are required but we ask that you RSVP by calling 765-285-1763 or email.

Preparing to Teach at Ball State
Friday, August 11, 2017 and Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (repeated session) 
9:00-11:30 a.m.
TC 412 & TC 414

This session will allow new faculty to get to know colleagues outside their departments, as well as help instructors get off to a great start from the first day of classes on. We will explore a variety of issues such as

  • Brief review of the basics—syllabus construction, grading, office hours, attendance policies, etc.
  • What to do on the first day of class—alternatives to reading through the syllabus
  • Thinking beyond lectures and tests
  • Policies and expectation for teachers at Ball State 
  • Reflections from a “Beta” (last year’s “Alpha”) 

Instructional Technology
Friday, August 11, 2017 and Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (repeated session)
1:00-3:45 pm
TC 412 & TC 414

This session will provide an overview of various instructional technology tools in use at Ball State.

1:00-1:30 Introduction to i>clicker (Student Response System) 
1:30-2:30 Blackboard at Ball State (Learning Management System)
2:30-2:45 Introduction to Outlook Calendar
2:45-3:00 break
3:00-3:30 Introduction to Lynda.com
3:30-4:00 Introduction to Self-Serve Banner