New Employee Training

The following on-line modules were produced from New Employee Orientation training sessions. These modules are best viewed on a monitor with a screen resolution of at least 1024 by 768 pixels.

Classification of Staff Positions

This module is an audio-slide show presentation. It highlights the established university policy regarding compensation, promotion, new positions, and other related subjects regarding staff personnel. Watch the presentation.

Email Etiquette

This module is a video-based interactive presentation using Flash technology. It emphasizes the proper use of email—the primary mode of communication at all academic institutions. Since we overuse email and often forget that it remains an indirect communication tool where non-verbal cues are not required, this module reviews several practical tools that will benefit all users. Specifically, the module focuses on e-mail etiquette and how it promotes workplace effectiveness. Viewers may select to observe and listen to any portion of the module by clicking on the appropriate topic on the right portion of the screen. Watch the presentation.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

This module is an audio/slide show presentation. It provides current information on FMLA and the procedures to be followed when applying for this leave program. Watch the presentation.

From Head to Toe: Dressing for Business Success

This module is a video-based presentation using Flash technology. It stresses the fact that the image you project to others greatly influences their perceptions of your competence and abilities. To a large extent, this image is directly related to your professional wardrobe. In this highly interactive module you will learn very practical methods of dressing for success. Note, that the module incorporates specific examples and exercises for men and women and provides viewers the option of observing and listening to any portion of the module. Watch the presentation.

Getting Along with Your Boss

This module is a video-based interactive presentation using Flash technology. It stresses the importance of developing trust "deposits" that can be used to improve and strengthen your relationship with your boss. In addition, you will hear many practical tips on how to get along with even the most difficult of bosses. For instance, learn what to say when the boss makes an error; ways to tell your boss, "No;" how to compliment with sincerity; and how to ask for advice—even if you aren't sure you'll use the advice. Viewers may select to observe and listen to any portion of the module by clicking on the appropriate topic on the left portion of the screen. Watch the presentation.

Managing Your Outlook Inbox

This interactive module will help you learn how to manage your Outlook Inbox for best results. By using a few simple procedures, you can greatly improve personal time management and productivity. This module focuses on using common Outlook tools and explains both "why" and "how" to use them. You can open your Outlook Inbox and follow the module steps. Viewers may also select any portion of the module by clicking on the appropriate topic. Watch the presentation.

Managing Your Energy At Work

This module is a video-based interactive presentation using Flash technology. It addresses how to manage your energy at work for improved performance and productivity. The module highlights the advantages of eating healthy, exercising at your desk, and organizing your work space. While the focus is on a work environment, the same principles apply outside of the office. By practicing some of the demonstrated techniques, you will feel better physically and mentally. Viewers may select to observe and listen to any portion of the module by clicking on the appropriate topic on the right portion of the screen. Watch the presentation.

Putting a Stop to Putting It Off: How to Stop Procrastinating 

This module is a video-based presentation using Flash technology. It addresses the results of procrastination and how to identify the reasons for procrastinating. More importantly, it provides valuable insights on how to develop a prevention plan. Viewers may select to observe and listen to any portion of the module by clicking on the appropriate topic on the left portion of the screen. Watch the presentation.

Sexual Harassment Policy

This session focuses on the two main types of sexual harassment and the university's responsibilities and procedures for handling allegation of sexual harassment. (Note: While trying to view this presentation, Microsoft may prompt you to download the "Microsoft Office Animation Runtime" plug-in for PowerPoint, which will enable you to view the presentation. Click "Yes" at the prompt, or go here to download and install the plug-in: PowerPoint Add-in: Microsoft Office Animation Runtime). Watch the presentation.

Telephone Tactics

This module is a video-based interactive presentation using Flash technology. It provides valuable tips on using a critical communication tool—the telephone. Even though the telephone is an effective communication tool, it can also be the source of confusion, frustration, and even anger. Accordingly, this module addresses the correct protocol for handling incoming calls and proper etiquette for overall professional telephone service. Viewers may select to observe and listen to any portion of the module by clicking on the appropriate topic on the left portion of the screen. Watch the presentation.

Workers Compensation for Employees Injured on the Job 

This module provides current information for employees on workers compensation and related university policies. Viewers may view the entire module or select relevant topics from the menu. Watch the presentation.

The Campus SaVE Act [Section 304 of the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)] was signed into law on March 7, 2013. The Campus SaVE Act requires that institutions of higher education provide mandatory ongoing primary prevention and awareness programs and training for students and employees. The programs must address several topics related to rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

The Campus SaVE Act module—Bridges: Building a Supportive Community—is a collaboration between Ball State and an online training vendor, LawRoom.com. This self-paced online program ensures that Ball State University is in compliance with educational requirements of Title IX and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act

Topics Covered

  • university policies prohibiting sexual harassment and sexual violence
  • the definitions of consent, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking
  • the dangers of alcohol and other drug use and abuse
  • how to identify sex discrimination
  • how to report misconduct and assist victims
  • prevention of sexual misconduct, including rape myths and victim blaming, and bystander intervention strategies

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (“FACT Act”) requires institutions such as Ball State to adopt identity theft "Red Flags Rules" and guidelines. The FACT Act also requires relevant employees to complete training on these rules.

Supervisors of student employees should review student position responsibilities, and if appropriate, conduct department-specific Red Flags training. Supervisors are encouraged to download and use either version of The Red Flags Rule training material: 

Thank you for helping Ball State University comply with this federal requirement.