7 college users at Ball State University have been
chosen as honorees for this year’s Liberal Education and America’s Assure
(LEAP) Indiana College Awards.
Dr. Adam Kuban,
professor of Journalism, was
selected as this year’s LEAP Indiana Paragon Award recipient, though 6 Ball
State school members have been recognized as portion of the LEAP Indiana COVID
Character Honors method.
“We are exceptionally proud of our school members whose function
and determination as educators is becoming acknowledged by LEAP Indiana,” said Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills, Ball
State’s provost and govt vice president for Tutorial Affairs. “At
Ball Point out, our engaged school and staff are devoted to our students’
results from working day 1. I am grateful to operate with gifted educators who encourage
a vibrant lifestyle of wellbeing that can help our campus neighborhood guide engaged and
LEAP Indiana Paragon Award
The LEAP Indiana Paragon Award honors the sustained
experienced accomplishment of an unique who exemplifies LEAP Indiana’s
mission and vision as a instructor or instructing and understanding advocate.
LEAP Indiana aims to set up
and foster connections amongst numerous faculty, from all Indiana colleges and
universities, who are passionate about training and the exploration of
revolutionary pedagogies aligned with AAC&U’s LEAP States Initiative.
Dr. Kuban has taught for additional
than 17 years as instructor of file for a wide array of media-oriented
programs at Iowa State College, the University of Utah, and Ball Condition, the place
he has gained quite a few awards and accolades for his contributions to the
scholarship of engagement.
Because 2014, Dr. Kuban has
labored with extra than 40 pupils and various community partners to prepare and
provide acknowledged displays at 20 academic conferences and juried movie
festivals, primary to prestigious recognition for the College and its College or university of
Interaction, Data, and Media.
“I’m exceptionally honored, of
program, to have gained the 2022 LEAP Indiana Paragon Award—but also humbled by
it,” Dr. Kuban reported. “I realized that I
was selected amid instructors from institutions across the state for this
honor, and possessing been at Ball Point out for 12 years, I’m extremely conscious that we have
unbelievably talented educators at my College but also all through the Hoosier
“I’m grateful for my colleagues
at Ball State as well as people with whom I’ve collaborated for
inter-institutional tasks and partnerships. Their ideas and their guidance
retain me pushed and inspired,” Dr. Kuban continued. “Also, I want to thank LEAP
Indiana and, by extension, the American Affiliation of Schools &
Universities, for recognizing us educators for the copious time and exertion that
we invest in our students.”
LEAP Indiana COVID Character Honors
LEAP Indiana this year also
recognized many college customers throughout the point out for its COVID Character
Honors program. Nominees had been selected by LEAP chapter customers, who submitted
stories about colleagues who assisted a single or far more college students all through the
worries introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ball State college members
selected to receive this honor were: