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During the Mosaic Institute, Fellows spent time in several Mosaic classrooms, engaging in hands-on sessions involving active and collaborative learning methods.

IUPUI introduces second cohort of Mosaic Faculty Fellows

Faculty members to embark on year-long exploration of how different classroom designs can encourage active and collaborative learning

Indiana University has become a leader in classroom design with the development of its Mosaic active learning classrooms. Mosaic classrooms are built to support student engagement and allow for creative approaches to teaching. At Indiana University, the Mosaic Active Learning Initiative supports all instructors who teach in Mosaic classrooms. 

The Mosaic Faculty Fellows program is an integral part of the Mosaic Initiative, providing faculty members with the opportunity to incorporate active learning into their own teaching while learning from other Mosaic Fellows. 

On September 8, 2017, the Mosaic Initiative welcomed its second group of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Mosaic Fellows with the Mosaic Institute, a one-day meeting and luncheon. The first cohort of IUPUI Mosaic Fellows joined them for lunch. 

The 2017 IUPUI Mosaic Faculty Fellows
The 2017 IUPUI Mosaic Faculty Fellows

The 2017 IUPUI Mosaic Faculty Fellows are: (top row, L to R) Shamima Mithun, Gina Sanchez Gibau, Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, Cassandra Siktberg; (front row, L to R) Jeremy Price, Kevin Jones, Darrell Brown, Judith Wright, Debbie Judge, Patricia Clark, and ICAN Luke (service dog).

Photo by Emily Sterneman

“IU continues to build a powerful contingent of faculty members committed to innovative solutions to a wide variety of instructional needs,” said Stacy Morrone, IU associate vice president for learning technologies. “This cohort of IUPUI Mosaic Fellows joins the other Fellows across the IU community as leaders and mentors in the development of new learning spaces and pedagogical approaches.”

The group is comprised of seven representatives from IUPUI and three from Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC).

The 2017 IUPUI Mosaic Faculty Fellows are:

  • Darrell Brown, clinical associate professor, business, IUPUI
  • Patricia Clark, lecturer, biology, IUPUI
  • Gina Sanchez Gibau, associate professor, anthropology, and associate vice-chancellor for faculty diversity and inclusion, IUPUI
  • Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, professor, English, IUPUC
  • Kevin Jones, associate professor, business, IUPUC
  • Debbie Judge, assistant professor, School of Nursing, IUPUC
  • Shamima Mithun, lecturer, computer information and graphics technology, IUPUI
  • Jeremy Price, assistant professor, teacher education, IUPUI
  • Cassandra Siktberg, lecturer, Science of Nursing Care, IUPUI
  • Judith Wright, clinical assistant professor, business law, IUPUI

“At IUPUI, I’m hoping that Mosaic Fellows will become leaders and peer guides for faculty interested in transforming their teaching through new technologies and classroom resources,” said Kathy Johnson, executive vice chancellor at IUPUI. “Our topmost priority is supporting student learning, and this initiative provides us with a platform for supporting innovations and approaches toward this goal.”

Throughout the day, the Fellows spent time in several Mosaic classrooms on the IUPUI campus, engaging in hands-on sessions involving active and collaborative learning methods.

“I feel so fortunate to be a part of something that will invigorate my teaching and scholarship,” said Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, English professor. “In this cohort, we’re already working on ways to innovate and re-conceptualize our teaching practices and to transform our classroom spaces into areas where technologies are channeled to meet learning objectives and produce learning outcomes, thanks to the Mosaic Institute,” she said.

“After attending the Institute, I was reassured of my decision to apply to become a Fellow. As a collective, we Fellows began to freely share our teaching experiences and pedagogical strategies,” said Gina Sanchez Gibau, associate anthropology professor and associate vice-chancellor for faculty diversity and inclusion. “I look forward to the opportunity to learn with and from my colleagues through this program. I feel lucky to be able to participate with other faculty who share the same passion for ensuring student success as myself.”

For more information about the Mosaic Active Learning Initiative, visit uits.iu.edu/mosaic.