The concept for FACET was set into motion by then–Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties Anya Peterson Royce at IU Bloomington and Associate Academic Advisor to the President Eileen Bender at IU South Bend. Dr. Bender was FACET’s first director.
As the result of a 1995 presidential initiative, FACET liaisons were selected for each campus to coordinate teaching excellence activities and to oversee the nomination process for FACET members.
FACET’s community of scholars crosses campus and disciplinary boundaries to support scholarly teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. FACET recognizes distinguished service on behalf of teaching with the P.A. Mack Award and has ramped up its leadership in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through the Mack Center for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning. FACET also publishes theJournal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the Quick Hitsbook series, which shares techniques and strategies from award-winning college teachers, and theJournal of Teaching and Learning with Technology.