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Robert Rennie is Faculty Innovator of the Year21st April 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind)–Dr. Robert Rennie, assistant professor of history, has been recognized as Faculty Innovator of the Year by the board of directors of the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE). The award recognizes the effort put forth by faculty who have redesigned their courses or introduced new courses with innovative, …

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Faculty Innovator: Ken Stammerman1st April 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The year was 1987. Iran and Iraq were at war, and had begun to target one another’s oil-production infrastructure, menacing tankers and giving the conflict a global dimension. Nestled between the warring parties was Kuwait, a tiny emirate shipping its oil to clients abroad. To protect these shipments, the U.S. launched …

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Faculty Innovator: Robert Rennie3rd March 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last week Russia invaded Ukraine, unleashing a global firestorm with unforeseeable consequences. All because of one man’s interpretation of history. Dr. Robert Rennie, assistant professor of history and resident European specialist, tossed his prepared syllabi to focus his students’ attention on the roots and realities of the war. His method …

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Faculty Innovator: Susan Popham21st February 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It’s 8 a.m. It’s ENG 131. Reading, Writing and Inquiry I. It’s hard enough to be human at this hour, to say nothing of trying to focus on the subjunctive mood. Susan Popham understands this. As associate professor of English (composition) and writing concentration coordinator teaching this foundational course, she …

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Faculty Innovator: Patrick Lach14th February 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Things you may know about Patrick Lach, assistant professor of finance: He is a financial advisor with his own financial services firm, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, and the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Research and Creativity Award (Junior). What you may not know: He’s downright geeky about …

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Faculty Innovator: Quinn Dauer9th December 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Yes or no: Was Argentine populist Juan Perón a fascist? Was the 1910 Mexican Revolution a Communist revolution? Did the CIA try to assassinate Fidel Castro? These questions are samples from an innovative class assignment given by Dr. Quinn Dauer, associate professor of history and international studies. The assignment challenges …

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IU Southeast hits 56 QM-certified online courses5th November 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Not to brag, but let’s brag: IU Southeast now offers 56 Quality Matters-certified online courses. That’s twice as many as the rest of the IU system combined, and good enough for 19th place nationally. Not that we’re keeping score. Then again, the numbers say something about our commitment, not only …

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Faculty Innovators: Sumreen Asim and John Ross11th October 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For a student, the academic year can sometimes feel like a roller coaster at a theme park, with its highs, lows and ecstatic relief at having survived. And wobbly knees. But what if classrooms really were theme parks? Better still: What if theme parks were classrooms? Absurd, right? Not when …

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Faculty Innovator: Maria Accardi6th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Each year, the First Year Seminar (FYS) introduces freshmen Grenadiers to the building blocks of academic research. Information literacy is among the required General Education learning outcomes, embedded in courses COAS-S104 FYS and COAS-S154 Pathways. At IU Southeast, the information literacy component is taught by faculty librarians, led by Maria …

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New ILTE Academic Media Production Space expands horizons for faculty and students26th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Don’t be surprised if the videos, online classes and other presentations by IU Southeast faculty start to look more polished, tech-savvy, and . . . well . . . cool. That’s because IU Southeast now has its own Dreamworks: the Academic Media and Production (AMP) Space at the Institute for …

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