2019 FACET Retreat

31st Annual FACET Retreat

May 15-17
Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park, Angola, IN

Enjoy the FACET new member induction ceremony, Innovate Awards, and opportunities to develop new insights on teaching and to renew the energy to thrive in our teaching.

Role Reversal: Driving Engagement while Avoiding Chaos

As teachers, we spend a great deal of time designing methods conducive to learning; we review literature, collaborate with colleagues, and review assessment materials (and the list, of course, goes on). But perhaps another effective way to understand which methods are most effective for student learning is to walk a mile in the shoes of our students—to become learners again ourselves. Even when we are at our best in the classroom, some students can become frustrated or draw back from new learning methods that may make them uncomfortable at first. This year’s FACET retreat will offer attendees a chance to step into the classroom in the role of students and learners. Each session will feature a teaching demonstration that requires retreat attendees to become active learners and participants in dynamic classroom activities. 

Each session will be followed by a guided reflection. A “role-reversal” will help us recognize what we can do better as teachers to ease the transition into classroom methods that can be truly transformative, but that may require a little patience from those on the other side of the classroom.

Volunteer to Lead a Reflection

Retreat Registration

Member Registration: $150

Non-Member Registration: $175

Online registration will be open until May 8. On-site registrations will be availalbe during the retreat.  

Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park

Book online or call the Potawatomi Inn at (877) 563-4371 to request a room and mention the FACET group code: 0515IU.

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Retreat Schedule and Session Information

This year's retreat schedule is now available. The location of the sessions will be updated soon.

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Steuben County Places to Go and Things to Do

Hike through Pokagon State Park, sample local craft beer and wine, or take advantage of the shops and eateries in Downtown Angola.

FACET members can join the IU FACET Facebook group to coordinate plans.

Explore Things to Do

3rd Annual FACET Innovate Awards

 Learn more about the 3rd Annual FACET Innovate Awards 

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Anya Peterson Royce, Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology

Anya Peterson Royce is Chancellor’s Professor of anthropology and comparative literature, and holds adjunct appointments in folklore and ethnomusicology, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Russian and East European Institute. Royce has served as Director of the Latin American and Carbbean Studies program (1981-83), Dean of the Faculties (1983-1993), and as Academic Advisor to the President (1988-1993) and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1990-1993) at Indiana University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974.



Learn more about the Bender Memorial Lecture

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