Anastasia “Stacy” Morrone (FACET Class of 2002) received the 2018 P.A. Mack Award for her "distinguished service" that significantly and demonstrably advances the goals and ideals of FACET. Stacy is Professor of Educational Psychology in the IUPUI School of Education, Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies in the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology at Indiana University, and Dean of IT at IUPUI.
Barbara Christe (FACET Class of 2005), in her nomination letter, cites Stacy’s extensive, long-term service in support of excellence in teaching with technology. Examples of this leadership are numerous. When Stacy was the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at IUPUI (2002-2006), she led an early implementation of the Jumpstart program to help faculty design online courses. Starting in 2009, she helped to spearhead IU’s e-text initiative. Her eText advocacy across IU has saved students millions of dollars per year.
In 2013 as IU grappled with the decision regarding the future of its learning management system, Stacy set up an evaluation process centered on faculty and student input, and in doing so, she transformed the process for selecting new instructional technologies. Inside Higher Ed recognized IU’s switch from Oncourse to Canvas as a national example of how to make an LMS transition. And the next.iu pilot program followed from this model.
She created the Mosaic Active Learning Initiative, which is frequently cited as an exemplar for how to promote and support active learning. Maggie Jesse, Senior Director of the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology at the University of lowa, said: "In two short years, and due to Dr. Morrone's vision and creativity, the Mosaic initiative has become one of the most well-known and well-respected active learning initiatives in the United States."
Other examples that her leadership has extended nationally include her service as faculty for EDUCAUSE’s Learning Technology Leadership Institute, service on the Unizin Consortium board, and as the first chair of the Unizin Teaching and Learning group.
Christe says: "Professor Morrone embodies the qualities one would incorporate into an ideal champion of higher education: a deeply rooted passion for student success and the academic background to implement change! She has tirelessly worked to advance quality educational experiences for students over her decades-long career at Indiana University.”
Congratulations to our PA Mack awardee! She has demonstrated sustained commitment to FACET’s central goals of enhancing excellence, innovation, research and community.
Learn more about the PA Mack Award here
Anastasia Morrone receives the 2018 P.A. Mack Award
Tuesday, May 29, 2018