The FACET Leadership Institute (LI) kicks off a 12-18 month theme-based project on each campus. Liaisons and the VCAA (VPUE at IU Bloomington) from each campus pull together a team of four to six full-time faculty members with at least half being FACET members. These teams can be and usually are from a variety of disciplines.
In consultation with the VCAA, teams identify and implement a project to enhance the university learning environment along a theme specified by the Leadership Institute Planning Committee. The 2016 institute theme was How can colleges refocus to train successful and productive citizens? Exploring new directions with an emphasis on the challenges in our diverse campus models and the incoming Generation Z.
The 2014 institute theme, Student Learning and Graduation Success, followed the 2012 institute which was dedicated to high impact practices in the undergraduate curriculum.