The 23nd annual Facet Associate Faculty and Lecturer Conference (FALCON)

November 9-10, 2018

Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre

Successful Strategies for Student Engagement: 
Sometimes it’s the little things

Robin Hass-Birky Keynote Speaker and Session Presenter

Gwynn Mettetal, IU South Bend, Chancellor’s Professor of Psychology and Education and founding Director of the University Center for Excellence in Teaching, will give the Robin Hass-Birky Keynote at FALCON 2018.

She will speak on the topics of “Creating a Positive Classroom Climate​“ and “Active Learning and High Impact Practices”

Gwynn came to IU South Bend in 1989. Gwynn was a co-founder of the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL). She holds a number of teaching awards including the IU South Bend Distinguished Teaching Award, the (all-IU) Frederic Bachman Lieber Award for Teaching Excellence, and membership in the all-IU Faculty Academy for Excellence in Teaching. She earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from University of Illinois—Champaign-Urbana. Her early research interests were social development, but she currently focuses on faculty development topics such as mentoring and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her 1996 paper with De Bryant on Service-Learning-Research has provided a model for many of the promotion cases on the IU South Bend campus, and her 2001 JoSoTL essay on “The what, why and how of classroom action research” has been highly cited and has over 1600 “reads” on Researchgate.

Learn more about the Robin Hass-Birky Keynote

Friday Evening Plenary

Mary Ange Cooksey is a native Hoosier and a graduate of Ball State University, from which she holds three degrees.  She is Senior Lecturer of Humanities and Coordinator of the Philosophy Program at Indiana University East where her areas of expertise are English, Philosophy, Ethics,  Biomedical Ethics, and Religious Studies.

She will speak on the topic "High Tech to Low Tech to No tech at all:  A User's Guide to Making Little Things Happen in Class."

Ange’s teaching career spans four decades, during which she has received a number of high level recognitions for her work, including The Provost’s Teaching Award from Ball State University (1984), the University Teaching Professorship at Ball State University (1989) The Brian Hiltunen Innovative Teaching Award from Indiana Campus Compact (2008), and the Helen Lees Distinguished Teaching Award from Indiana University East (2013).  During her career, Ange has been selected to serve in a number of Faculty Fellowships across the state, including her most recent appointments with LEAP Indiana (2014-2016), Indiana Campus Compact (2017-2018) and FACET (2017 -2018).  She is currently serving as an Eileen Bender Faculty Fellow wherein she is working as part of the team developing products and content for the new website Teaching.IU.edu.  Her most recent publications include ‘The Impact of Perspective on Philosophical Thought:  An Examination of the Masculine Monopoly on the Formulation of Concepts, Ideas Systems, and Pedagogy in the Discipline’ appearing in the on line publication Forum on Public Policy (2106) and a book chapter entitled ‘The Proof is in the Pedagogy:  A Philosophical Analysis of Backward Design’ appearing in Best Practices in On Line Learning (2017) from George Mason University Press.

She has been married for over 40 years – to the same poor guy – and she is the proud mother of two children and four grandchildren.

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