Academy Awards

FACET's Annual Academy Awards on Excellence in Teaching

The Academy 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?
  • 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?

Eligibility

Any faculty member at an IU campus or IPFW, 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 forms for the 3rd Annual Academy Awards will be available soon.

Inagural Academy Award Winners: Linda Wright Bower (Learning How to Learn); Tara Kingsley (Creative Uses of Online Tools); Jessica Henderson (Community Engagement); Clark Barwick (Intensive Writing Assignments); Rob Elliott (Collaborative Activities--not pictured)