2018 Retreat

30th Annual Retreat

May 18-20 at Fourwinds Marina and Resort, Bloomington, IN

As FACET celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018, we were excited to reflect on three decades of changes and continuing challenges in teaching and learning at the annual retreat. 

Bernice Pescosolido, member of FACET's inaugural class, and Sue Sciame-Giesecke (Class of 1991), co-chaired the Retreat Planning committee. Natalia Rybas, who helped spearhead the inaugural FACET Innovate Awards with Lee Kahan and Kyoko Takanashi, returned as a co-chair to help carry the FACET Innovate Awards into its second year. 

We hope you enjoyed connecting with fellow members, from the inaugural FACET class (1989) to our new inductees and all members in between, as we discussed issues and concerns over time in higher education ranging from teaching and learning in specific courses to pedagogical challenges of engagement to political struggles in and about higher education. 

Fourwinds Marina and Resort Reservations

Call Fourwinds at (812) 824-2628 to request a room and mention FACET to receive the group rate.

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Retreat Schedule and Session Information

Check out this year's retreat schedule, including presenter information, session descriptions, and time and location of sessions. 

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Bloomington Places to Go and Things to Do

Explore Lake Monroe by renting a boat, wave runner or kayak! Or, take it easy and relax by the hotel pool.

Be sure to 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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Retreat Facilitators

Learn more about the 2018 FACET Retreat Session Facilitators 



View the presenters here

2nd Annual FACET Innovate Awards

 Watch the finalists' video and see the winner from each category! 

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Jennifer Robinson, 2017 PA Mack Award Recipient

Scaling Up for Learning
Community, Collaboration, and Analytics

What can we accomplish together that we cannot accomplish as easily alone?  The age of “big data” offers new possibilities for working together at intersections of disciplinary knowledge, institutional capabilities, faculty teaching, and student learning. The digital trail students leave as they move through higher education can yield important insights into trends and patterns of learning and teaching. As teachers we can explore this potential individually and also, compellingly, in cooperation. We can learn more about the people, roles, goals, knowledge domains, and situational contexts by looking at the complexities distilled by learning analytics. In this talk, I explore the transformative possibilities of faculty, staff, and administrators working together to understand and improve student learning through data analytics. I share research results from a team of six faculty members from the physical sciences, information sciences, social sciences, and humanities--teaching 5 courses and 7000 students each year at Indiana University Bloomington.  Our first-year, general education courses set the stage for students’ success in college, and learning analytics helps us identify major opportunities to improve student learning, individually and collaboratively. Beyond any particular courses or institution, our work shows how Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, big data, and course-level student learning can complement each other in unprecedented ways.

Learn about the PA Mack Award

Bernice Pescosolido, 2018 Bender Memorial Lecturer

Thirty Years and Counting: SOTL's Past and Thoughts about a Different Future Direction

SOTL has changed the landscape of higher education in a number of ways including improving learning, building communities of teachers, and addressing diversity in everything from methods to inclusion. Yet, there is one remaining aspect that has yet to be addressed by higher education in any meaningful way -- the fundamental challenges to student mental health and well-being brought by the transition to college and their emergence as adults.  This talk addresses that gap, providing background on some of the most serious challenges our students face and describing IU's path breaking partnership with Glenn Close's organization, Bring Change to Mind.

Learn about the Bender Memorial Lecture 

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