September 15, 2017
Ball State University’s Guardian Scholars Program is one of the longest-running efforts to help college students who have been in foster care. The program has learned a variety of lessons, thanks in part to a 2007 review conducted by the university’s Social Science Research Center.
August 24, 2015
Chronicle for Higher Education: How an app helps low-income students by turning college life into a game
Story notes that the university is in its second year of offering a mobile application called “Ball State Achievements,” designed for students who come to Ball State on federal Pell Grants.
October 17, 2014
Chronicle of Higher Education: Here are 88 weird college-owned trademarks, arranged as a poem
Ball State's "chirp chirp" is listed.
June 3, 2014
Chronicle for Higher Education: Overwhelming majority of college presidents oppose guns on campus
Research by Ball State's Jagdish Khubchandani is cited.
April 25, 2014
Chronicle of Higher Education: Students prefer smartphones and laptops to tablets, study finds
Michael Hanley, journalism professor, is quoted.
November 18, 2013
End to Pay Bump for Teaching Master's Degree Squeezes Some Education Colleges
A Boon for Ball State: Among the changes Indiana imposed two years ago was a new salary model that gives more weight to factors like teacher evaluations, leadership, and the academic needs of students. The teacher's experience and level of education—including newly acquired master's degrees—would count for no more than 33 percent of any raise. When John Jacobson, dean of Ball State University's Teachers College, got wind of the looming change, the date by which prospective master's students would have to begin their programs in order to receive the full pay increase was scarcely more than a month away.