2020 FACET Retreat

FACET Creativity and Experience

FACET is reimagining our retreat events by hosting a series of events this academic year. This reimagining is an ongoing process; however, we are continuing with the 2020 retreat theme, Creativity and Experience: Enriching Teaching and Learning. Our goal is to arrive at an engaging, renewing, and illuminating series. 

In academia, many of us think of creativity as something that applies only to the arts. However, as teachers we actively participate in the creative process whenever we develop curricula, step into a classroom, or even engage with students online. In fashioning experiences using our own inventiveness, we help guide students to become creative and reflective thinkers. At the same time that we foster intellectual growth, we also enrich their lives, both now and in the future. In designing, running, and evaluating the experiences we fashion for our students, we utilize a variety of creative practices and habits of mind.


In order to prepare for the retreat, the planning committee invites you to click on the following link to discover your own creative personality: mycreativetype.com.

Quick Hits Call for Proposals

Whether we are talking about course design, assignment design, class activities, motivation and engagement skills, psychological safety and stress reduction, or resiliency adaptations and culture changes, creativity provides us with a way to discuss, design, implement and assess teaching and learning. FACET is issuing this Call for Submissions for a new edited collection of Quick Hits titled Quick Hits: Bringing Creativity to the Classroom.

The plan is to release the volume at the June 2021 retreat. 

Read the call

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset—The next level
November 6, 2020 at 11:30-1:00 pm

In this advanced session, attendees will build upon their understanding of Growth Mindset. This deep dive session will provide support in implementing and sustaining a culture of Growth Mindset in the college classroom. Attendees will have the opportunity to address current challenges, identify potential next steps and establish an action plan. A brief introduction to Growth Mindset will be provided for those who have not attended previous sessions.

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Connect on Canvas!

FACET has created a Canvas course for attendees to utilize throughout the event series. It is a self-enrolling course via this link:  https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1940834.  

Some highlighted features include

  • Recorded webinars and materials.
  • Additional resources from presentors, including self-actualization assessments, podcasts, toolkits, and more.
  • Discussion prompts to dive further into conversations, theories, and ideas.
  • Connect with fellow attendees.

    Non-IU Attendees
    For those not affiliated with Indiana University, you must create an IU Guest Account to access the Canvas course. There is no cost to create an account and it only takes a minute to complete the form.
    create-guest-account. Once your guest account is completed, you must login to Canvas.IU.edu to turn on your access to Canvas. For more information, please visit https://kb.iu.edu/d/alqt

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Upcoming Events

Innovate Awards
The Innovate Awards Virtual Ceremony will take place on February 12, 2021. Finalists are preparing their multi-media presentations for submission by November 30. Online voting will run January 4-31, 2021.


Campus-Hosted Webinars
Campuses will have the opportunity to host an event in the Creativity and Experience series. These events can be hosted by an individual campus or collaboratively. If you have an idea, please reach out to your campus Associate Director (formerly known as campus liaison).


Annual Retreat
The in-person retreat will take place on June 11-13, 2021 at the Sheraton in Jeffersonville, IN.

Retreat Planning Committee

  • Linda Wright-Bower, FACET Fort Wayne
  • Anne Allen, IU Southeast

  • Tammi Nelson, IU Bloomington
  • Kristoffer Rees, IU East
  • Dina Mansour-Cole, FACET Fort Wayne
  • Gina Londino-Smolar, IUPUI
  • Christina Downey, IU Kokomo
  • Tin-Chun Lin, IU Northwest
  • Lisa Zwicker, IU South Bend
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