Teachers College Dean’s Excellence Fund 

Historically, Ball State Teachers College has been an innovator in a variety of areas that have brought national and international recognition and enhanced its reputation. 

Some illustrations include: 

  • One of the first colleges of education in the United States to partner with Apple Computer, Inc., in a laptop requirement of all teacher education majors 
  • A student teaching program in the Department of Defense Education Activity schools (DoDEA) in Germany that has lasted more than 15 years with over 200 student teachers participating 
  • A leader in the development and delivery of more than 50 Electronic Field Trips (EFTs) broadcast over a 13-year period with some of the world’s greatest museums, agencies, and organizations – Smithsonian Museums of Air and Space, American Indian, and Natural History; U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; National Parks – Carlsbad Caverns, Grand Tetons, and Grand Canyon; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Baseball Hall of Fame, and many others
  • Professional development opportunities ranging from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) training to Restorative Justice workshops. 

The Teachers College Dean’s Excellence Fund has provided support for these and many other initiatives. It has also been used for: 

  • Market research studies on programs to determine viability and areas for future growth
  • Activities of the Dean’s Advisory Council, alumni who meet twice a year to review programs, initiatives, plans, and ideas and engage in planning
  • Initiatives of the Teachers College Alumni Society, alumni who meet twice a year to select scholarship recipients, select alumni award winners, select innovative teaching grant recipients and plan special events 
  • Gatherings with alumni across the nation to share updates on Teachers College accomplishments and learn more about their many successes. 

Having access to discretionary funds is one of the most critical needs for the Teachers College. Being able to respond quickly to opportunities, to meet challenges, and to engage alumni and others is essential to our future and our reputation. 

 

Your gift will be used to support the kind of initiatives that can make a significant difference for our faculty, students, alumni, and education partners.


Leaderboard
College Leaderboard
The college with the most gifts by midnight receives $2,000 to further impact students.
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Academic Department Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight will receive $8,000, $4,000 and $2,000 in challenge funds respectively.
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The First 5 Areas to Receive a Gift get $500
One Ball State Day, 24-hours of inspiration and impact, starts now. The first 5 areas to receive a gift will each receive $500 in challenge funds.
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Diversity Challenge
Upon the Multicultural Center receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
50 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Spirit Challenge
Upon the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
50 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Knowledge Challenge
Upon the University Libraries receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
50 Gift Goal
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states unlocks $25,000 from the Alumni Council
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Social Distancing Selfie
How are you, Cardinals? We're thinking of you. Share your quarantine selfie with us for a chance to win a Ball State prize pack!
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International Gift Challenge
The first international alum to make a gift on One Ball State Day will get to designate $1,000 in challenge funds to the academic department of their choice.
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Ball State Student Challenge
Hey Ball State students, post a video to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share how gifts on One Ball State Day will help you! Be sure to use #OneBallState. One of you will get a chance to designate $500 to the academic department of your choice! Some of you will also get One Ball State Day prize packs.
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Bill Jenkins Drag Performance Challenge
If 150 current Ball State students give to Theatre and Dance on one Ball State Day, Bill Jenkins will do a fully realized (costumes, makeup, etc.) "lip-synched drag performance" on social media to whatever song the students select.
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Bill Jenkins Challenge to Students & Parents
If 250 current Ball State students and/or parents of current Ball State students give to Theatre and Dance on one Ball State Day, Bill Jenkins will ALSO dye his hair pink and unveil it to the students on the first day of fall semester classes
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Theatre & Dance Alumni Society Challenge
The Theatre and Dance Alumni Society has dedicated an additional $1,000 gift to the Department if at least 150 Ball State alumni give to any Theatre and Dance account
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Ball State University Foundation Employee Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Jake Logan will each give $500.
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Student Affairs Employee Challenge
VP Ro-Anne Royer Engle will match gifts from Student Affairs employees for a total of up to $1,000.
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Special Education Faculty Challenge
If 50% of Special Education faculty donate, David McIntosh will donate $500 to the TEACH Lab.
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Special Education Student Challenge #1
If 100 students give to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Mrs. Bales will wear a costume to class this fall.
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Special Education Student Challenge #2
If 200 students give, to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Dr. Koch will take a pie in the face.
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Special Education Student Challenge #3
If 300 students give, to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Dr. Craig will wear a costume to class for a week this fall.
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