On our vocation to serve.
It is true that we are
nationally recognized in many ways. We are perceived as a success story, but it
is very important to acknowledge that our outstanding reputation is largely
based on our vocation to serve others. We are not an introverted, self-serving
institution. At CAP, design is a social act.
Ten years ago, our vocation
to serve the state of Indiana by imbedding our students and faculty in
community-based projects (CBP) was recognized as a university hallmark and
adopted as Immersive Learning by our then new President, Dr. Jo Ann Gora. Today
as we eagerly await the arrival of our new President, Dr. Paul Ferguson, we
already know that our vocation in service of Indiana will be a characteristic
that continues to define the distinctive nature of our University.
As we prepare our college
annual report, it is always very rewarding to look back into the last academic
year and to see how much has been accomplished by our faculty, students, and
staff. This year, such a humbling experience is combined with the awareness
that our success is not the product of a small number of high-achieving
individuals or units. Our success is based on a collective effort in which
everything is interconnected. We are a system where all the parts must perform
well for the system to be successful. That condition becomes obvious when we measure
our collective performance with our current Strategic Plan; EDUCATION REDEFINED
2.0: Advancing Indiana.
To facilitate that
assessment, as in previous years, the structure of our College Annual Report
follows the same structure of objectives and measures of the university
strategic plan, and by doing so provides clear evidence of our distinctive
alignment and active contributions. We provide distinctive, high-quality
educational experiences, we are recognized leaders for educational and
disciplinary innovation, and we advance Indiana through student engagement and
The CAP Family is a vibrant
community that goes beyond our current students, faculty, and staff. Every year
our Alumni elevate their engagement in the life of our college, and with their
active participation our national recognition and influence continues to grow.
In 2014-15 we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary and we are sure that the
events of the year will further magnify that condition. We are a closely
knitted community that is always ready to celebrate the many accolades that our
members receive. In this report you will learn about the multiple recognitions which
the CAP Family has received during this last year.
We hope you will enjoy reviewing this report and share in
our excitement and enthusiasm. This is truly a great time to be at The CAP.
Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco, PhD
Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning
Ball State University
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