2017 Retreat

FACET's 29th Annual Retreat

May 19-21

Theme: Catalysts for Change: The Transformative Possibilities of Teaching and Learning

Enjoy the FACET new member induction ceremony, the inaugural FACET Academy Awards for Excellence in Teaching, and opportunities to develop new insights on teaching and to renew the energy to thrive in our teaching.

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Brown County Inn reservations

To reserve a room online select rate option and enter "FACET" to see our group rate and room availability. You can also read about the Brown County Inn and access a map of the inn's grounds.

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Retreat schedule and session information

See the retreat schedule, including presenter information, session descriptions, and time and location of sessions. Vote for FACET Academy Awards.

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Brown County places to go and things to do

Relax at the hotel pool. Play a round of golf. Zipline! Stay for the retreat's close at Sunday breakfast and then enjoy a day of comeradery and fun. FACET members join the IU FACET facebook group to coordinate plans.

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  • Dr. Dixson's Bio

    Dr. Marcia Dixson received the 2016 P.A. Mack Award for distinguished service to teaching. As the recipient of the P.A. Mack Award, she leads this year's P.A. Mack Distinguished Service to Teaching Forum.  

    Marcia is currently the Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at IPFW. Before that, she was the Chair of the Department of Communication, Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and the Basic Course Director for the Fundamentals of Speech Communication course.

    Marcia is also a member of the FACET Steering Committee, an IPFW co-liaison, and co-editor of the FACET Quick Hits: Teaching with Technology. She serves on the board of the Mack Center for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning and the Advisory Boards for the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology

    Her current research area, communication in the online teaching environment, has yielded three top panel papers in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the National Communication Association Conference as well as publications in the Communication Education, The Online Journal, the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks. 

    She teaches numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of interpersonal communication, family communication, business and professional communication, research methods, communication in the classroom, nonverbal communication, relational communication, and the dark side of communication.

Bender Memorial Lecture

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Dr. Bob Orr, 2017 Bender Memorial Lecturer

In honor of Bob Orr's important role in FACET's legacy of dedication to teaching excellence, he has been invited to provide this year's Bender Memorial Lecture. 

Learn about the Bender Memorial Lecture