Academic-year, full-time Ball State faculty members are invited to apply for a paid training and collaboration experience. The goals are to help students better articulate transferrable skills learned in concert with course content and to provide a gap analysis tool which students can use to reflect on skills not yet practiced or learned.

This professional development experience, termed “the “Skills Infusion Program” will take place over the course of one semester and focus on reviewing course syllabi, mapping course outcomes to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) transferable skills, and reflecting this on syllabi with input from the Career Center and an Indiana employer/alumni partner.

Getting Started

  • Obtain verbal approval from the department chair to apply for the program.
  • Complete the online interest form and attach your preferred course syllabus.
    • Applicants will be asked to identify the class and section to have considered, along with semester and position (Faculty Fellow Lead vs. Participant) preferences.
  • Please disclose all anticipated responsibilities, including your course load and projects, as all payments will be made in accordance with the maximums outlined in the Supplemental Compensation Policy. For more information about supplemental compensation, and if you're eligible to receive the full amounts, please contact Sponsored Projects Administration.
  • Faculty Fellow Leads will be paid a training and collaboration stipend for participation.
  • Faculty Fellow Leads will be consistent faculty voices while a diverse group of faculty members participate in this process.
  • Faculty Fellow Leads will oversee one pod: three teams comprised each of one employer/alumni partner, a Career Center representative, and a Faculty Fellow Participant, for a total of nine people.
  • Faculty Fellow Leads will be expected to coordinate, lead, and complete no more than two meetings with each unique team (Faculty Fellow Participant, Career Center representative, and employer/alumni partner) and no more than three meetings with the entire pod throughout one semester to accomplish the task.
    • Hospitality resources will be provided for the meetings.
  • Faculty Fellow Leads will recommend an Indiana employer or alumnus with whom to engage during the semester regarding transferrable skills.
  • Faculty Fellow Leads will complete this process with an academic course of their own.
  • Faculty Fellow Participants will be paid a training and collaboration stipend for participation.
  • Faculty Fellow Participants will be a part of one of three teams, each comprised of an employer/alumni partner, a Career Center representative, and a Faculty Fellow Participant. These three teams, along with a Faculty Fellow Lead, will make up one pod.
  • The skills infusion process for course syllabi is limited to one semester, through no more than two meetings with individual teams (Faculty Fellow Lead, Career Center representative, and employer/alumni partner) and no more than three meetings with the entire pod.
    • Hospitality resources will be provided for the meetings.
  • Faculty Fellow Participants will recommend someone with whom to engage as an (within the state of Indiana) employer/alumni partner during the semester regarding transferrable skills.
  • The expectation is that within one semester a Faculty Fellow Participant will do the following.
    • Provide an updated syllabus, outlining course outcomes mapped to NACE competencies.
    • Show examples of course activities that help students articulate transferrable skills, along with supporting worksheets.

  • Compensation for the Faculty Fellow Lead will be up to $9,000 (estimated at 90 hours of effort).
  • Compensation for the Faculty Fellow Participant will be up to $5,000 (estimated at 50 hours of effort).
  • All payments will be made in accordance with the maximums outlined in the Supplemental Compensation Policy. For more information about supplemental compensation, please contact Sponsored Projects Administration. Please consider this when selecting which session to complete the program.
  • Once documentation of final, completed syllabi are received by the Career Center, a payment request will be generated to be paid through the Ball State payroll system in the next available pay cycle.