2024 Retreat

May 15 - 17, 2024

Beyond Borders and Boundaries 

Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina, Bloomington, IN

We have experienced tremendous change across our nation and within our institutions. While change can certainly bring challenges, it can also bring opportunities for professional and personal growth with which we can push ourselves and our students beyond borders and boundaries. All of us have our comfort zones and areas where we frequently spend most of our focus and time, when we go beyond this, we have the potential to grow and see things from different perspectives. Moving beyond our boundaries helps us maintain excellence and develop new areas of excellence while also challenging us to move beyond our comfort zones.  

This year's retreat will be open to FACET members, nominees, and special guests (such as Innovate Awards finalists). Each member will be able to invite one of their non-FACET member colleagues as a guest. This guest can co-present with the FACET member. 

The central theme, Beyond Borders and Boundaries, will explore how we, as educators and individuals:  

  • Go beyond what we think is possible in ourselves, our teaching and learning, or with others to allow us to embrace change, empower ourselves and others, and ultimately push past our limits. This theme calls on us to explore our journeys, evolving roles, and changing expectations as faculty. Proposals related to this theme ready us for the challenges of moving into the unknown. It could be about mental wellbeing, resilience, or growth mindset, but the focus should be on our readiness as faculty to continue learning and embracing the future.  
  • Seek opportunities for growth in a globalized society for ourselves and students. This theme considers ideas around globalizing the student experience within and beyond the four walls such as through high impact practices on student overseas studies, internships, or undergraduate research. It could also consider the ways technology can change the boundaries of learning environments or support new ways of growing and learning. 

Vote for the 2024 Innovate Award Winners

Watch the finalist's multimedia presentation in the five categories, then submit your vote by noon May 16. The winner will be announced at the Innovate Awards Ceremony on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm during the Annual Retreat. 

To cast your vote, you must be affiliated with Indiana University or FACET, and meet one of the following criteria: 

  • FACET member
  • Non-FACET member who attended the Annual Retreat from 2020-2023
  • Non-FACET member who is registered for the 2024 Annual Retreat. 

Watch & Vote

Retreat Registration

This year's registration will be limited to FACET member and nominees, and special guests for ceremonies. Each member will be able to invite one of their non-FACET member colleagues as a guest. Online registration is open through May 10. Meal tickets for personal guests range from $20-50 depending on meal, you may add tickets in the online form. On-site registrations may be available during the retreat, depending on availability.

Full Retreat $125
Induction Ceremony (Wednesday Evening) $50
Innovate Awards Ceremony (Thursday Evening) $50


Boat Ride

Let's celebrate the end of the retreat with a relaxing two hour boat ride around Lake Monroe. Capacity will be limited to 44 people. Please register by May 10. Personal guests may join; however, priority will given to FACET members. Once we have reached 44 signups, responses will be rolled over to a waiting list. We will notify everyone of their status by May 13.

Friday, May 17
11 am - 1 pm (subject to change to 12-2 pm) 
Lake Monroe Marina


Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina

Book a room by May 1 to ensure discounted rate by calling 800-824-2628 or 812-824-2628, select #1, give the group name (FACET). The discount cannot be applied when booking online.



The schedule is now available. Please note times and sessions are subject to change.

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Keynote Speaker: Everett Harper

Everett Harper is the CEO and Co-Founder of Truss, a human-centered software development company, named as an Inc 5000 fastest-growing private company for 2020 and 2021. He is a rare combination of a Black entrepreneur, Silicon Valley pedigree, National Champion, and a proven record for solving complex problems with social impact.

Though both his parents had pioneering careers as software programmers for IBM, Everett is the first in his family to attend college, as an A.B. Duke Scholar at Duke University. While majoring in biomedical and electrical engineering at Duke, he also won a NCAA National Championship in soccer. He was inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame in 2019. Everett graduated with an MBA and a M.Ed in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University.

In his career, he’s leveraged his education and experience to help millions of others, from helping fix healthcare.gov at Truss, fighting poverty worldwide as a Board Member of CARE, and helping low- and moderate-income homebuyers while at Self-Help, a community development finance institution.

P.A. Mack Award Lecture: Michael Morrone

Michael Morrone is a Teaching Professor of Business Communication in the Kelley School of Business and Director of Indiana University’s Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). Morrone is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology. He has a J.D. degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in English from Duke University. A Kelley School lecturer since 1997, he has received awards and grants for teaching and has published articles and given presentations on teaching and learning.

  • Jenny Deranek, South Bend, Co-Chair
  • Kristyn Quimby, South Bend, Co-Chair
  • Sumreen Asim, Southeast
  • Amanda Carmack, East
  • Kim McDonald, Fort Wayne
  • Meganne Masko, Indianapolis
  • Micah Pollack, Northwest
  • Leah Savion, Bloomington
  • Kristen Snoddy, Kokomo
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