Innovate Awards

FACET's Annual Innovate Awards

The FACET Innovate Awards serve two important purposes that promote FACET’s mission.  The awards recognize faculty who bring passion, innovation, and creativity to the classroom to promote student success.  They also help FACET share and disseminate best practices in teaching for the benefit of the entire IU community.  

We invite nominations as well as self-nominations for learning activities in the following categories: 

  • Collaborative activities: Do you or your colleague(s) have an effective collaborative classroom activity?  What does this activity look like, and how does it promote peer-to-peer engagement in addition to student learning?
  • Community engagement: Do you or your colleague(s) have an effective community engagement activity?  What does this activity look like, and how does it promote community engagement in addition to student learning?
  • Creative uses of online tools: Do you or your colleague(s) have a particularly effective method or activity that uses online tools (applications, programs, or Canvas tools) to promote student learning?  What does this activity look like, how does it work, and how does it impact student learning?
  • Skills across the curriculum: any activity that empowers students by teaching them how to learn skills across the curriculum, such as reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking or others.

Submit a nomination

Eligibility

Any faculty member at an IU campus or FACET Fort Wayne, regardless of status or rank, is eligible for nomination. Nominations are not restricted to FACET members. Self-nominations are encouraged. Finalists should be available to attend the award ceremony at the Annual FACET Retreat.

 

Nomination Process

Please submit a nomination or self-nomination by completing and submitting the form below. The nomination includes:

• The name, email, phone number, and campus of the nominator (if applicable)
• The name, email, phone number, and campus of the nominee
• The category for the nomination
• Details outlining the specific activity or assignment that forms the basis of the nomination (title of the activity, courses where the activity can be used, learning outcomes, description of the activity, rationale)
• A reflection on the effectiveness or impact of the activity or assignment

 

Selection Process

The FACET Retreat Planning Committee will vote to select three finalists for each category. Finalists will be notified by mid-February, 2019, at which point they will be asked to produce a multimedia presentation of their activity prior for the final voting process.

The winners will be determined by online voting. Attendees of the 2019 FACET Retreat as well as FACET members will be invited to view the presentations and to cast a vote to determine the winner for each category.

The winner will be recognized at the annual FACET retreat.

FACET will provide each finalist a $50 coupon for attending the retreat or ceremony. As finalists and category winners will be recognized at the ceremony, finalists should attend the Innovate Awards ceremony at the Annual Retreat. 

 

Expectations for Finalists' Multimedia Presentations

The presentations will:
• Be under 5 minutes long
• Include information about the activity, its rationale, and reflection on effectiveness or impact
• Include a narrative with visuals
• Be adapted for web presentation and not require file downloading, that is play with one click

Samples of last year finalists’ presentations can be viewed at the 2018 FACET Retreat page. Direct questions about nominations, awards, or presentations facet@iu.edu.

Our first two annual awards included the following categories:

  • Collaborative activities: Do you or your colleague(s) have an effective collaborative classroom activity?  What does this activity look like, and how does it promote peer-to-peer engagement in addition to student learning?
  • Community engagement: Do you or your colleague(s) have an effective community engagement activity?  What does this activity look like, and how does it promote community engagement in addition to student learning?
  • Learning how to learn: Do you or your colleague(s) have an effective classroom activity that helps students learn how to learn?  What does this activity look like, and how does it improve active learning and student empowerment?
  • Creative uses of online tools: Do you or your colleague(s) have a particularly effective method or activity that uses online tools (applications, programs, or Canvas tools) to promote student learning?  What does this activity look like, how does it work, and how does it impact student learning?
  • Intensive writing assignments: Do you or your colleague(s) have an effective intensive writing assignment?  What does this assignment look like, and how does it lead to effective learning outcomes for intensive writing?

View Previous Winners and Finalists