Form of Application

FACET candidates are asked to prepare a reflective dossier that documents their goals and achievements, provides peer review, indicates their willingness to engage in the mission of FACET, demonstrates engagement in the scholarship of teaching, and clearly highlights self-reflection on the complex challenges and dimensions of teaching and learning. Thoughtful documentation is at the heart of the FACET selection process, providing the basis for recognition of both exemplary achievement and engagement in the “culture” of teaching and learning. As you prepare your application materials, you may wish to review the FACET Nominee Review Form. If you have any questions about the form, please contact the FACET office.

The following may provide useful background for faculty involved in the preparation and review of your FACET application and in other teaching portfolios.

  • Angelo, T. A. & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. Jossey-­‐Bass
  • Braskamp, L. & Ory, J. (1994). Assessing Faculty Work: Enhancing Individual and Institutional Performance. Jossey-­‐Bass.
  • Chickering, A. & Gamson, Z. (1987). Seven Principles for Good Practice in Higher Education. AAHE
  • Bulletin, March
  • Chism, N. (1999). Peer Review of Teaching: A Sourcebook. Anker Publishing.
  • Glassick, C., Huber, M. & Maeroff, G. (1996). Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate. Jossey-­‐Bass.
  • Hutchings, P. (1996). Making Teaching Community Property. American Association of Higher Education.
  • Menges, R. & Svinicki, M. (1996). Honoring Exemplary Teaching. Jossey-­‐Bass.
  • Seldin, P. (1997). The Teaching Portfolio. Anker Publishing.

Application Requirements

Please use 12 point easy-to-read font, one-inch margins, and page numbers. Be careful to adhere to word limits and page limits as indicated above; your dossier will not be considered if you fail to adhere to these limits. The dossier must be emailed as a pdf file to your campus associate director using the following naming convention: LastName-­dossier.pdf. Documents can be created as Microsoft Word files, and converted to and saved as pdf files using the print dialog box. Any problems with file conversions should be directed to the FACET Office. Download a checklist of the application requirements.

  1. Dossier Cover Sheet: Candidates must complete the online cover sheet to insert at the beginning of the dossier. Upon submission, the cover sheet will be emailed to you. 
    Complete the cover sheet

  2. Contributions to FACET: Explore the FACET website to learn more about various activities and what role you might play in our continued growth. Upon submission, the cover sheet will be emailed to you. 
    Complete the contributions form

  3. Teaching Philosophy (1,000 word limit): Candidates should provide a discussion of how they believe students learn and how their approach to teaching facilitates student learning. In preparing to write this component, please consider the theoretical foundations of your philosophy. This component of your dossier should discuss “why” you do what you do rather than just what you do in the classroom; use this as an opportunity to reflect on your teaching methods. Your teaching philosophy can describe connections to mentorships, SoTL, leadership, courses, etc. as they are relevant.

    Sample teaching philosophy statement

  4. Learning Episode And Reflective Narrative (LEARN) (1,500-­2,500 words): This section allows for the documentation of excellence in teaching and learning through an abbreviated “feedback loop,” describing and reflecting upon a single instructional experience. 
    LEARN components, selection committee advice, and examples

  5. Teaching vitae (10 page limit): This is not a standard version of your vitae. Please view the link below to see the specific sections to include in the teaching vitae. 
    Teaching vitae specifications

  6. Reflection on Engagement with Student Feedback: You have a choice in how you want to convey your reflection:
    • Written statement, which should be 750 words plus or minus 250 words
    • Audio or video message, no longer than five minutes and include a transcript. One way to do this is to record your message to the cloud in Zoom on your phone or computer, then edit the captions in Kaltura. On its own page titled "Reflection on Engagement with Student Feedback," link to your reflection. 

    You may include up to three supporting documents if you believe you need them to clarify your message. We are not expecting there to be supporting documents. We believe the message itself will convey your engagement sufficiently.  

    Reflection Specifications 

  7. Peer Reviews: Two peer reviews are required in each FACET nomination dossier. The peer reviewer must explicitly state the date the candidate’s teaching was observed. Please note the purpose of the peer reviews is not to make a recommendation regarding admission to FACET. Both peer reviews must be conducted within the past four years, with one being conducted in the last two years. The peer reviewer should not have a supervisory relationship with the candidate or be a faculty co-teaching a course or who was co-teaching a course at the time of the peer review.
    Peer review specifications and example

  8. Letter of Recommendation: Candidates may request one traditional letter of recommendation from their department chair, dean, faculty colleague, etc. This letter of recommendation is optional and not considered strongly by the Statewide Selection Committee.

Timing of application

The deadlines for applications vary by campus. All applications are due to your campus associate director(s).

  • January 15, 2023 - Nominations are due to Clark Barwick ( 
  • Mid-June 2023 - Nominee dossier workshop (nominees must attend this Zoom presentation)
  • August 1, 2023 - Dossiers due

  • April 15, 2023 - FACET nominations are due to Eevett Loshek (
  • TBD - FACET Dossier Workshop #1
  • TBD - FACET Dossier Workshop #2
  • September 15, 2023 - Deadline to submit FACET dossier for campus feedback (feedback given to candidates in early/mid October)
  • December 6, 2023 - Deadline to submit FACET dossier for final review. 
  • January 1, 2024 - Deadline to submit final FACET dossiers.

  • Nominations due to Kathryn Holcomb at no later than August 15, 2023.
  • Applications due to Kathryn Holcomb at no later than October 1, 2023.


  • Nominations Due: May 15, 2023
  • Draft of Dossier due by July 15 to Harold Olivey ( 
  • Final Dossier to Campus Selection Committee- October 31, 2023

  • Nominations submitted no later than April 1, 2023
  • Polished draft of dossier due: October 22, 2023
  • Feedback to candidate on polished drafts in mid-November
  • Final version of dossier and final peer reviews due to campus committee: December 3, 2023

  • Call for nominations closes: September 10, 2023
  • Dossiers must be submitted to FACET IUPUI Campus Selection Committee by October 24, 2023
  • Final selection and notification by IUPUI Campus Selection Committee by December 12, 2023

  • Nominations are due to Cyndi Sofhauser at no later than May 15, 2023.

  • Applications are due on October 15, 2023.

  • Pre-application workshops: TBD
  • Nominations due: April 15, 2023
  • Dossiers and peer reviews due: October 23, 2023
  • Selection of candidates to support for Statewide selection review: November 13, 2023
  • Dossiers are sent to FACET office by: first week of January 2024
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