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identification In a typical situation, identify student sources by first and last name, class
standing, and major on first reference. Ex.: John Doe, a junior majoring in business …
Include age, hometown, and other information when pertinent.
Identify faculty sources by name, academic title, and department of employment on first
Ex: Jane Doe, assistant professor of mathematics …
Use last name only on second reference. Include the abbreviation Jr. only in situations when
using a full name. Do not use a comma to separate Jr. from name. When a story includes more
than one source with the same last name, you can use full names on every reference, courtesy
titles, or job titles. Ex.: Mayor Doe liked the movie. Professor Doe did not. See also: academic
iLearn Acceptable on all references. Full name is Integrated Learning Institute. iLearn serves the instructional design and technology learning needs of faculty members developing and teaching online or blended courses. www.bsu.edu/ilearn
immersive learning The hallmark of the university’s commitment to academic excellence. Guided by a faculty mentor, interdisciplinary student teams create unique, high-impact learning experiences that result in real-world results for community partners. www.bsu.edu/immersive
Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities On second reference and in
headlines, academy is acceptable. Residential high school on Ball State's campus for gifted and
talented juniors and seniors from throughout Indiana. Enrollment is about 300. Students live in
Wagoner Hall. The academy and Burris Laboratory School are overseen by Ball State and are
part of University Schools. www.bsu.edu/academy
initiative Typically, it is lowercase.
Innovation in Teaching, Assessment, and Scholarship (ITAS) Formerly Office of Teaching and Learning Assessment (OTLA)
Interfraternity Council On second reference and in headlines, IFC is acceptable. Governing
body for Ball State’s fraternities. www.bsu.edu/ifc
Internet Use a capital I.
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