FACET Welcomes 13 new members to the Class of 2017

Thirteen faculty members from IU campuses across the state were selected to the FACET Class of 2017.  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 19 through 21 at FACET’s 29thAnnual Retreat, FACET members and retreat guests, including University administrators and IU faculty from all IU campuses, will come together to honor thirteen 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 2017 FACET honorees are:     

Didier Bertrand, World Languages and Cultures, IUPUI

Andre Buchenot, English, IUPUI

Stephen Buttes, International Language and Culture Studies, IPFW

Leda Casey, Geology, IUK

Sau Hou Chang, Education, IUS

Pamela Connerly, Biology, IUS

Michael Jackman, English, IUS

Sharon Jones, Nursing, IUSB

Chera LaForge, Criminal Justice and Political Science, IUE

Micah Pollak, Economics, IUN

Kathy Ritchie, Psychology, IUSB

Jamie Smith, Political Science, IUSB

Tanya Soule, Biology, IPFW

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 2017 include the collaborative efforts to build teaching.iu.edu, 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.

Learn about becoming a FACET member