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Strong teachers help students succeed


Educators on Indiana University campuses are unwavering in their pursuit of student success. Through the work of FACET, our Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching — in collaboration with University Information Technology Services, UITS, and campus teaching and learning centers — we put our students first by offering resources for teaching and learning through Teaching.IU

 A new and improved gateway to IU's best resources for teaching and learning, Teaching.IU offers easy access to teaching initiatives and tools, supporting classroom faculty on all our campuses. Through Teaching.IU, our educators are using effective, evidence-based strategies and have access to support and models they can implement in their classes. Among the faculty who have offered creative and innovative stories are:

  • Steve Rahko from the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington, who uses deconstruction to teach diversity and racial identity formation through student journaling.
  • Andy Gavrin from the School of Science at IUPUI, who employs just-in-time teaching and web exercises to encourage class and test preparation.
  • Gregory Dam from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at IU East, who shows how to help students develop an effective study schedule by drawing on their intuitions about athletic training.
  • Haiyan Yin from the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at IU South Bend, who helps students synthesize ideas and develop arguments by flipping the classroom with peer teaching.

In 2022, IU will debut Learning.IU, a complementary hub for students to take their learning to the next level. 

Many factors play a role in student outcomes, yet there is no doubt that strong teachers help students succeed. This compassion, dedication and innovation to put students first is why the excellence of our IU teachers is unmatched. 

Pamela Whitten

Indiana University

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