Working out of an old Muncie warehouse, professors immerse 17 students from diverse academic backgrounds in the craft of making books.
The Center for Academic and Economic Innovation — Fishers, adjoining a co-working space in the bustling city, is poised to be a hub of entrepreneurship.
Lecturing and memorization take a back seat at the inaugural eight-week academy, as 10 faculty members hone classroom creativity.
Mihoko Watanabe helps designs a program starting this fall that stresses skills such as grant-writing and pitching proposals to nonprofits.
They discuss the teaching style key to Ball State becoming a top student-centered and community-engaged 21st-century public research institution.
Ball State officials navigate doubts as they try to sell entrepreneurial learning, a student-driven teaching method that touts risk-taking and creativity.
The new program helps 50 junior faculty members in and out of the classroom, with everything from pointers on time management to coffee klatches.