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Faculty Innovator: Danielle Biton1st December 2022

Creative “Hacks” Lead to Des Résultats Magnifiques Learning from your mistakes is perhaps one of the most important lessons any student can learn. This core concept plays a crucial role in how one IU Southeast professor has redesigned her classes and the results have been magnificent. Adjunct French lecturer, Danielle Biton, Ph.D., worked with Karri …

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Faculty Innovator: Christine Adams1st November 2022

Preventing “Zoom Out” in Synchronous Online Classroom  One of the biggest challenges with teaching in a synchronous online course is figuring out how to keep the students engaged during Zoom sessions. Visiting assistant professor of psychology, Christine Adams, Ph.D., took the traditional Think-Pair-Share class activity and adapted it to fit the online environment. “Zoom classes …

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IU Southeast Faculty Dominate 2021 FACET Awards28th July 2022

IU Southeast faculty seemingly swept the 2021 Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) awards. The awards recognize faculty throughout Indiana University who bring passion, innovation, and creativity to the classroom to promote student success. It also helps FACET share and disseminate best practices in teaching for the benefit of the entire IU community. The …

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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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