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Educational Leadership
Members of the Educational Leadership Department are left to right, first row: Abby Hayworth, Thalia Mulvihill, Lori Boyland, Marilynn Quick, Mandy Latz, and Michael Shaffer. Standing back row: Tracy Caddell, Serena Salloum, Nick Elam and Robin Phelps-Ward. Not pictured Kendra Lowery and Fenwick English.

 

The Educational Leadership Department at Ball State University

The Educational Leadership Department in Teachers College, Ball State University, is one of the most vibrant and well known programs at the University and in Indiana. According to the most recent U.S. News and World Report ranking of on-line masters in educational administration and supervision programs, Ball State was ranked 11th in the nation. Ball State is the number one provider of school principals in Indiana and the second largest provider of school superintendents.

 

In 2018-2019 the Educational Leadership Department moved from a P-12 to a P-16 program with the addition of three full time faculty from the higher education and community college leadership program. This move has created a new dynamic that has brought an expanded programmatic perspective to the preparation of educational leaders at Ball State. The Higher Education and Community College Leadership program is the home for the nationally recognized Masters Program in Student Affair Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE). Begun in 1965 SAAHE has graduated over 800 outstanding higher education leaders across the nation.

 

Ball State’s P-12 program is nationally recognized in the last ELCC accreditation review. It is fully aligned with national and state educational leadership standards. Faculty are comprised of former practitioners (assistant principals, principals, assistant superintendents and superintendents), but also are state, national and international researchers and scholars. For example, our P-16 faculty had given 45 professional conference papers by mid-year 2019, within Indiana, the rest of the nation, and in Australia, Canada and Germany. Similarly the P-16 faculty had 41 research and professional journal articles in the same time period, not to mention several published books. 

 

Proud students in the Masters in Student Affairs Administration program display their stoles.

 

How You Can Help Us Reach Our Program’s Future Benchmarks

The Department of Educational Leadership is committed to providing high-caliber mentoring experiences for their graduate students and creating a culture of collaboration, innovation, and creative problem-solving for educational leaders. Here’s what your financial contribution would do to help us achieve our continued progress towards meeting our programmatic benchmarks:

  • Support for Cutting-Edge Research and Social Justice Minded Leaders

Financial support for both students and faculty is needed to help enhance the ways educational leadership preparation is conceptualized and to advance Ball State University’s distinctiveness. For faculty, focused-support is needed for all aspects of their cutting-edge research designed to help improve and enhance the development of social-justice minded educational leaders within P-16 settings.

 

  • Support for Building Collaborative World Wide Partnerships

For example, resources to build meaningful collaborations with research partners worldwide as well as supporting opportunities to share research papers at national and international research meetings. For students, more support for professional development opportunities that complement in-class work will elevate their national profile and bring their success stories to larger audiences thereby extending the impact they make on the field of education. For example, dedicated funds to support their research projects and travel to conferences to present the results of their research.

  • Support for Bringing Distinguished Scholars to Campus

In addition, having funds to bring distinguished scholars to campus would provide both students and faculty with enhanced networks, an up-close look at best practices in other states and countries, and assist with communicating the message that Teachers College is the destination of choice for the leaders interested in high-impact practices focused on student success.

  • Support in Re-imagining the Future of Education and the People Who Will Lead It

The Department of Educational Leadership is actively engaged in re-imagining the future of education and what role educational leaders will play to help bring forward a more socially-just educational future for all. Supporting this department will have a direct and lasting impact on those poised to lead our P-16 educational agencies and institutions in the future.

 

 

 

 

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The college with the most gifts by midnight will receive $2,000 to support students' greatest needs!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,000 College of Fine Arts 1,749
2 $1,000 College of Communication, Information, and Media 839
3 $500 College of Sciences and Humanities 396
4 Teachers College 336
5 Miller College of Business 237
6 College of Health 226
7 College of Architecture & Planning 62
8 Honors College 54
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The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight will receive $8,000, $4,000 and $2,000 in challenge funds respectively for the benefit of students' greatest needs.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $8,000 Theatre & Dance 1,367
2 $4,000 Journalism 315
3 $2,000 School of Music 312
4 Communication Studies 180
5 Special Education 92
6 Social Work 75
7 Miller Business Honors Program 70
8 Elementary Education 55
9 Chemistry 54
10 Telecommunications 53
11 School of Nursing 46
12 Educational Psychology 45
13 Political Science 43
14 Accounting 42
15 Anthropology 37
16 English 34
17 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 30
18 Management 30
19 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 28
20 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 27
21 School of Kinesiology 26
22 Educational Studies 24
23 Sociology 24
24 Speech Pathology & Audiology 23
25 Sports Link 22
26 Mathematical Sciences 20
27 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 20
28 Schools Within the Context of Community 17
29 Educational Leadership 17
30 History 17
31 Criminal Justice and Criminology 15
32 Biology 15
33 Geography 14
34 Computer Science 13
35 School of Art 13
36 Women's and Gender Studies 12
37 Finance & Insurance 11
38 Psychological Science 11
39 Economics 10
40 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 9
41 Philosophy and Religious Studies 9
42 Entrepreneurship Center 9
43 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 7
44 Marketing | CADMA 6
45 Nutrition & Health Science 4
46 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 4
47 Ball State Army ROTC 3
48 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 3
49 ISOM Department 3
50 NESTT Learning Labs 0
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The needs of our students are greater than ever. The eight areas with the most donors between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. will each receive $1,000 thanks to challenge dollars given by donors.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 160
2 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 65
3 $1,000 Athletics 59
4 $1,000 Journalism 34
5 $1,000 Dance Marathon 34
6 $1,000 Communication Studies 29
7 $1,000 School of Music 27
8 $1,000 Special Education 26
9 Multicultural Center 24
10 Social Work 16
11 Chemistry 10
12 Telecommunications 9
13 Alumni Programs 8
14 University Police Department 7
15 Miller Business Honors Program 7
16 University Libraries 7
17 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 6
18 Honors College 5
19 Accounting 5
20 Fraternity and Sorority Life 5
21 Schools Within the Context of Community 5
22 Sports Link 5
23 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 4
24 Educational Psychology 4
25 Cardinal Kitchen 3
26 David Owsley Museum of Art 3
27 Political Science 3
28 Alumni Student Engagement 3
29 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 3
30 Alumni Scholarships 3
31 Management 3
32 Biology 3
33 Burris Laboratory School 3
34 Black Student Association 3
35 Student Voluntary Services 3
36 Late Nite 3
37 English 3
38 Office of Student Life 2
39 Elementary Education 2
40 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 2
41 Educational Studies 2
42 Career Center 2
43 Rinker Center for International Programs 2
44 History 2
45 Computer Science 2
46 Entrepreneurship Center 2
47 School of Kinesiology 1
48 School of Nursing 1
49 Mathematical Sciences 1
50 Sociology 1
51 Ball State Army ROTC 1
52 Spectrum 1
53 Anthropology 1
54 Inclusive Excellence 1
55 Educational Leadership 1
56 Indiana Academy 1
57 School of Art 1
58 Women's and Gender Studies 1
59 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 1
60 Disability Services 1
61 University Program Board 1
62 Teachers College Dean's Fund for Excellence 1
63 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 1
64 Criminal Justice and Criminology 1
65 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 1
66 Online Student Support Fund 1
67 Finance & Insurance 0
68 Learning Center 0
69 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 0
70 Emens Auditorium 0
71 Graduate School 0
72 Nutrition & Health Science 0
73 Speech Pathology & Audiology 0
74 Geography 0
75 Philosophy and Religious Studies 0
76 Psychological Science 0
77 Economics 0
78 ISOM Department 0
79 Marketing | CADMA 0
80 Community Engagement 0
81 Counseling Center 0
82 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 0
83 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 0
84 NESTT Learning Labs 0
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