FACET Welcomes 11 new members to the Class of 2016

Eleven faculty members, from IU campuses across the state, were selected to the FACET Class of 2016.  The new members join a group of over 600 IU faculty members chosen since FACET’s inception in 1989.

FACET awards membership to IU faculty members who have demonstrated their exceptional commitment to teaching and learning through areas of self-evaluation, course preparation, research, instructional skills, and student impact.

On May 20 through 22 at FACET’s 28thAnnual Retreat, FACET members and retreat guests, including University administrators and IU faculty from all IU campuses, came together to honor eleven IU Faculty members who received FACET membership. FACET’s Director, Michael Morrone says, “Our annual retreat is a highlight of FACET’s year. It is when our dynamic, collaborative community grows and reenergizes its dedication to excellence in college teaching and learning.”

The 2016 FACET honorees are:     

Rhonda Garrett Schwindt, Nursing, IUPUI

Jeff Casazza, Theater, IPFW

Joseph Alexander Ferrandino, SPEA, IUN

Monica Solinas-Saunders, SPEA, IUN 

Tin-Chun Lin, Economics, IUN

Parul Khurana, Biology, IUE

Ann B. Kim, Fine and Performing Arts, IUE

Bernadette Faith Jessie, Criminology and Criminal Justice, IUS

Lisa M. Russell, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, IUS

Chris R. Darr, Communication Arts, IUK

Kyoko Takanashi, English, IUSB

FACET, an IU Presidential initiative, is designed both to recognize and enhance outstanding teaching throughout Indiana University and to promote continued development of teaching excellence among colleagues at IU and beyond. In recent years, FACET’s efforts have expanded both at the campus level and statewide.  FACET activities planned for 2016 include the Leadership Institute, the Facet Associate Faculty and Lecturer Conference (FALCON), the Future Faculty Teaching Fellows conference in partnership with RUGS, joint programming with campus centers for teaching and learning, and support of IU’s peer review initiative, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, particularly through the work of the Mack Center for Inquiry on teaching and Learning, and UITS’ LT badges. 

FACET members have also created popular publications.  These include: theJournal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL),theJournal of Teaching and Learning with Technology (JoTLT);Seven volumes ofQuick Hits,and aPeer Review of Teaching CD-ROM.

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