The Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) was established as an Indiana University Presidential Initiative in 1989 to promote and sustain teaching excellence. Today, FACET numbers over 400 full-time faculty members, chosen through an annual campus and statewide peer review process. Each year approximately 20-25 candidates from across the IU campuses and representing a wide range of academic disciplines are selected as new members. See a list of IU South Bend faculty members who have been elected to FACET.


At the annual Retreat, new members are inducted into the FACET Academy and participate in workshops and discussions with other FACET members and leaders in higher education. They address the challenges of collegiate teaching, and develop and share strategies to enhance pedagogy and practice.

Once selected into FACET, members are expected to contribute their experience and skills to FACET activities, and continue to advance Indiana University's Faculty Teaching Mission. Throughout the year, FACET members are involved in a range of cooperative and collaborative activities at the campus, university, and national level, promoting inquiry and engagement in teaching and learning. Activities currently include publications on effective teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning; conferences and institutes exploring diversity; the impact of technology on learning and teaching; and the development and training of associate faculty and future faculty.



FACET and IU South Bend's University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET) sponsor Faculty Development Awards for faculty members to attend conferences and pursue projects related to excellence in teaching. For information, see funding opportunities on the UCET site.


FACET is a co-sponsor along with IU South Bend and UCET of The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL). It is a forum for the dissemination of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in higher education for the community of teacher-scholars. See most recent issue here.

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