Purpose: The Ball State Local Community Partner Award recognizes a business, community organization, or agency in Muncie/Delaware County that has demonstrated excellence in their contributions as a community partner with Ball State University. One award of $500 will be given at a reception to be held in connection with the Ball State University Immersive Learning Awards on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. 

Nomination Requirements: The nominee must be a business, agency, or organization in Muncie/Delaware County which partnered with Ball State faculty, staff, and/or students between August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018 as part of one of the following community-based learning experiences: 

  • Service or immersive learning
  • Community-based research
  • Internship and/or practicum

Nominations may be made by Ball State faculty and staff only.

Nominations are due no later than 5:00 pm on November 16, 2018

Nominators will be asked to submit an abstract of the project for use in publication at the awards reception.    

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  • Describe the community-based learning experience (as defined in the award purpose statement) that the organization supported during Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and/or Summer 2018.  (400 word limit)
  • In what ways did the organization provide technical, material, or organizational support to enhance student learning?  (400 word limit)
  • In what ways did the organization participate in establishing mutually-beneficial goals for the community-based learning experience? (400 word limit)
  • In what ways did the organization serve as co-educators? (400 word limit)
  • What was the outcome or product of the community-based learning experience? (400 word limit)
  • What did Ball State students gain from their experiences working with the community organization? (400 word limit)
  • Is there anything else you would like to add that would help the selection committee make its decision? (400 word limit)



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