The annual P.A. Mack Award honors members of the IU community who have demonstrated excellence and distinguished service to teaching that are consistent with FACET’s goals and ideals. P.A. Mack is a former IU trustee and lifelong advocate for teaching excellence.
P. A. Mack Award
The award may be given to FACET members, as well as non-FACET faculty, administrators, professional staff, alumni, and instructors. “Distinguished service to teaching” is broadly defined as service in the form of leadership or creative participation that significantly and demonstrably advances and/or extends the goals and ideals of FACET as spelled out in our mission statement.
To qualify for the award, nominees’ service must extend beyond their own disciplinary unit and/or campus. Service activities need not be limited to the IU system, but the contributions cited in the nomination letter must include service to IU.
Nomination and Selection
FACET accepts nominations for the P.A. Mack Award each spring. The nomination deadline is March 31. Nominators—who must be FACET members— should submit a three-to-four page letter documenting the nominee’s distinguished service, explaining how it advances FACET’s goals and ideals, and certifying that the individual meets the other eligibility requirements. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Please email the letter of nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to:P.A. Mack Award Selection Committee
c/o FACET Indiana University
Bryan Hall 203B
107 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
A committee of FACET members, past recipients, and the award’s namesake, P.A. Mack Jr., selects the recipient/s each spring.
Rewards and Expectations
Recipients are recognized at the annual FACET retreat in May and receive a $2,500 award. They are also invited to lead the Annual P.A. Mack Distinguished Service to Teaching Forum at the retreat the following year. The forum is planned in collaboration with the retreat planning committee and can take the form of a presentation, interactive discussion, workshop, or other form of creative or scholarly activity related to teaching.
Marcia Dixson, IPFW
Angela McNelis, IUPUI
Julie Saam, IU Kokomo
Carol Hostetter, IU Bloomington
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Nancy Chism, IUPUI
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David Malik, IU Northwest
Patrick Ashton, IPFW (honorary)
Leah Savion, IU Bloomington
Jerry Powers, IUPUI (honorary)
Jay Howard, IUPUC
Robin Morgan, IU Southeast (honorary)
Mary Fisher, IUPUI
Sharon Hamilton, IUPUI (honorary)
Bernice Pescosolido, IU Bloomington
Scott Sernau, IU South Bend
James Mumford, IU Bloomington (honorary)
Anya Peterson Royce, IU Bloomington
Eileen Bender, IU South Bend
Craig Nelson, IU Bloomington
David Baker, IU Bloomington (honorary)
Pam Jeffries, IUPUI
David Pace, IU Bloomington
Thomas Ehrlich (honorary)
Randall Osborne, IU East
Kenneth Gros Louis, IU Bloomington (honorary)
Janet Donley, IU Bloomington
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