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COLLABORATION IS KEY. Here, several new Fellows get to know each other: counter-clockwise from Jay VanderVeen (white shirt), Lance Mason, Faye Camahalan, Krista Bailey, Steve Dunphy, Josh Tolbert (pink shirt), and Susan Popham.

Mosaic builds momentum around the state

Indiana University’s active learning initiative expands to regional campuses, celebrates new Faculty Fellows at luncheon

KOKOMO, Ind.—More Indiana University faculty and students will benefit from collaborative learning, thanks to an expansion of the university’s Mosaic Active Learning Initiative. Mosaic supports active learning at IU through instructional support, research, collaborations, and classroom design.

IU announced that it has expanded Mosaic on the following regional campuses: IU East (in Richmond), IU Kokomo, IU Northwest (in Gary), IU South Bend, and IU Southeast (in New Albany).

“It is exciting that we now have more than 50 Mosaic Faculty Fellows across IU, representing a vibrant community of faculty who are committed to active learning approaches in the classroom,” said Stacy Morrone, IU associate vice president for learning technologies.

To celebrate the expansion of the Mosaic Initiative to more IU campuses, the initiative recently hosted a luncheon on the Kokomo campus, where IU Kokomo Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Mark Canada introduced the Mosaic Faculty Fellows from the regional campuses.

The Mosaic Faculty Fellows program is a key part of the Mosaic Initiative. It brings together faculty who, over the course of an academic year, teach in Mosaic classrooms, share approaches to active and collaborative learning, engage in research related to active learning classrooms, and contribute to the development of learning spaces across IU.

It is exciting that we now have more than 50 Mosaic Faculty Fellows across IU, representing a vibrant community of faculty who are committed to active learning approaches in the classroom.

Stacy Morrone, IU associate vice president for learning technologies

The 2017-18 regional campus Mosaic Faculty Fellows are:

  • Krista Bailey, sustainability studies, IU South Bend
  • Subir Bandyopadhyay, marketing, IU Northwest
  • Faye Marsha G. Camahalan, education, IU Southeast
  • Steve Dunphy, management, IU Northwest
  • Yu Kay Law, chemistry and informatics, IU East
  • Adam Maksl, journalism, IU Southeast
  • Lance E. Mason, education, IU Kokomo
  • Andrea Meluch, communication studies, IU South Bend
  • Mohammad I. Merhi, decision sciences, IU South Bend
  • Tanya Perkins, English, IU East
  • Susan L. Popham, English, IU Southeast
  • Crystal Shannon, nursing, IU Northwest
  • Joshua B. Tolbert, education, IU East
  • James M. VanderVeen, sociology and anthropology, IU South Bend

Mosaic launched on the Bloomington campus in fall 2015, and in just a few years the program has earned the respect of other colleagues within higher education also studying active and collaborative learning.

“I think IU is doing some of the most thoughtful work in the country in designing, developing, and evaluating new learning spaces,” said J.D. Walker, a research associate at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Educational Innovation. Walker is a leading researcher on active learning spaces and the pedagogical practices that support active learning.