One more year, the graduations of our students, to which you are all invited, tops off the thrilling and always exciting academic activity that unites us. This year the  grand finale is accompanied by the great news that our Dean Santiago Iñiguez recently shared with us, related to the launch of The FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance (FT | IE CLA), a 50/50 joint venture created by our business school and Financial Times Group, destined to become the world leader in executive education. This alliance will certainly be a great opportunity for our faculty of adjunct and visiting professors (www.ftiecla.com).

With an eye on 2015, we present our Faculty Development Program, focused on methodologies of teaching-learning and the development of communication skills. In this occasion two new units complement the development program: a  seminar focused on reflecting on new challenges, and a socio-cultural one that adds to the integrity of the professor’s training. In addition, in February, IE will be hosting the Case Method Teaching seminar, by Harvard Business Publishing.

In line with IE’s strive for innovation, and specifically with the development of blended programs, Felipe Quintana, one of the professors of IE with more experience and success in online education, offers the article “2.0 Teaching” , where he shows how technology can be an ally, when teaching and learning, for new generation students.

Living the IE Experience brings us the testimonies of professors Luis Miravitlles, the oldest (24 years!)  teacher from the Operations Management and Technology department, and Casimiro Juanes, from the IS / IT department who, on the other hand, has only recently been involved in the adjunct faculty, but already stands out for his excellent teaching performance in addition to his business career.

We would also like to give a warm welcome to the professors who have joined us this fall, and we anticipate the arrival of visiting professors in Madrid, on January 2015.

Julio Carazo is the protagonist in Luis Solís’ interview, with Project Management as the main theme.  And the commitment of adjunct faculty with social responsibility is brought by Sandra Pina, who’s a professor in the Marketing department.  We have also posted the Other Side of some of our professors. Enjoy!

Finally, if any of you plan to spend the holidays this year in Madrid, and still have time to spare, you have in the Other information of interest about the concert “Tribute to John Williams” in the Teatro de la Zarzuela.

The only thing left to do is to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a happy 2015! May this new year be generous to you all!