Empowering Students and Teachers: Opportunities, Challenges and Successes

The theme for this year’s retreat captures what FACET is all about: teaching students and the successes, challenges, and opportunities that come with it. Because FACET sponsors a colloquium of faculty, made up of members across the IU system, we have emphasized the empowerment of teachers and students—in keeping with our conference theme—through professional development in our selection of sessions. We feel fortunate to be at this retreat in order to learn from other eff ective teachers and enjoy the collegiality that FACET prizes. This year’s theme gestures to the dedication we all have to the profession of teaching and to the good will we foster in our traditional classrooms and beyond.