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 (renamed "associate directors")were selected for each campus to coordinate teaching excellence activities and to oversee the nomination process for FACETmembers.
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 the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the Quick Hits book series, which shares techniques and strategies from award-winning college teachers, and the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology.
FACET is a dynamic, collaborative community of distinguished Indiana University faculty who are dedicated to and recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. FACET advocates pedagogical innovation, inspires growth and reflection, cultivates the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and fosters personal renewal in the commitment to student learning.
IU and its faculty promote, nurture, and recognize excellence in teaching and learning within and across campuses, schools, and disciplines.
FACET members believe in the pursuit and actualization of learning, innovation, community, collegiality, reflection, collaboration, and justice.
We achieve our mission and vision by
Advancing the quality of teaching and learning through dissemination of best practices
Promoting rigorous and robust measurement of teaching and learning effectiveness
Unifying faculty in a community and culture of teaching and learning excellence
Furthering IU faculty engagement with FACET’s publications as evidenced by widespread readership, contribution to the publications, and impact on teaching and learning