FALCON provides the highest quality personal and professional development opportunities to part-time and associate faculty members from institutions of higher education around the world through networking, guest speakers, and expert panel discussions.

As such, FALCON is open to any non-tenured faculty teaching in higher education both nationally and internationally.

Hass-Birky Lecture

The Hass Birky Lecture was initiated in memory of Professor Robin Hass Birky, a faculty member in the Department of English, FACET member, and administrator at Indiana University Northwest, dedicated to the tenets to understanding teaching and learning practice. Her contributions to education are recognized throughout Indiana University and this Lectureship honors her dedication and commitment.

Previous Hass-Birky Lecturers

2009 Charles "Chuck" Gallmeier, IU Northwest
2010 Jay Howard, Butler University
2011 Marcia Dixson, IP Fort Wayne
2012 Lori Montalbano, Governor's State University
2013 Todd Zakrajsek, University of North Carolina
2014 Constance Staley, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
2015 Paul Hernandez, Lansing Community College
2016 Jon Becker, Indiana University Northwest

FALCON Attendees

Faculty attendees of FALCON have come from IU and non-IU campuses.

Non-IU Colleges and Universities:

  • AL-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University (Saudi Arabia)
  • Aquinas College
  • Augustana College
  • Ball State University
  • Butler University
  • Illinois State University
  • IUPUI/Martin University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • North Central College
  • Otterbein University
  • Spalding University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Louisville 
  • UW-Platteville
  • Walsh University
  • William Rainey Harper College

Indiana University Affiliates:

  • IU Campus Compact
  • IU Bloomington
  • IU East
  • IU Kokomo
  • IU Northwest
  • IPFW
  • IU Southeast
  • IU South Bend