Communities provides a number of avenues for faculty to get involved in
outreach and engagement.
Engaged Scholarship Resources. 21st century universities are increasingly
called upon to explore the “big questions” that challenge our communities,
nation, and globe. Yet traditional definitions of performance and achievement
can deter active engagement beyond the ivory tower. BBC provides support for
faculty who combine discipline-based scholarship and community engagement. To
learn more about engaged scholarship, view these recommended
contact Delaina Boyd.
Project Support Services. Do you have an idea for an outreach project or initiative and
need help getting it off the ground? Our
experienced staff can help with project ideation and coordination, meeting
management, connecting with external partners and seeking financial support. Contact
Delaina Boyd to get started.
Facility Access. Faculty members have
access to unique classroom and meeting spaces in Ball State’s Indianapolis
Center, Fishers Center and the EB and Bertha C Ball Center in Muncie. Contact each center to learn more about their
Primacy of Place Knowledge Groups. At Ball State, knowledge
groups provide a structure for faculty experts, staff and external partners
from different disciplines to come together and pursue research and outreach
opportunities in particular topic areas.
Within the Primacy of Place initiative, knowledge groups are forming to identify
best practices and provide expertise in the following six topic areas:
Contact Dick Heupel to get connected with
one of these knowledge groups.
BBC Fellows Mentoring. Through the Building Better Communities Fellows program, faculty
can direct an interdisciplinary team of students as they work on a problem-based project for an Indiana company or
organization. Faculty mentors receive compensation each semester of the
project. If you are interested in
leading a project team, contact Kelli Huth.
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