About Us

Promoting Excellence in Teaching & Learning in the University Community and Beyond

With a presence on each of the university's campuses, the Delphi Center provides programming and other resources to faculty members that encourage excellence in teaching and foster student learning.

The Delphi Center can help faculty members:

  • Infuse critical thinking skills into curricula
  • Implement new and innovative teaching practices
  • Create new or revise existing curricula with instructional design services
  • Integrate technology into courses
  • Put a program or course online
  • And more…

Learn more about the Delphi Center. Download our latest Annual Report or view our Organization Chart.

Delphi Center Units

Faculty Development

Belknap Campus

Dr. Marie Kendall Brown

From the annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning conference to the Dine and Discover workshop series and Part-time Faculty Institute, the Delphi Center offers an array of faculty development programs designed to help full-and part-time faculty members learn new skills, technologies, or pedagogical methods. The Faculty Development unit also provides customized workshop sessions for departments and facilitates the university's teaching award programs such as the annual Faculty Favorites Awards.

Ideas to Action (i2a)

Belknap Campus

Dr. Patty Payette

Ideas to Action, or i2a, is the university's quality enhancement plan (QEP) to promote the infusion of critical thinking, culminating undergraduate experiences (CUE) and community engagement into the undergraduate curriculum as part of the re-accreditation process with the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS). In collaboration with undergraduate faculty and staff, i2a provides consultation services and sponsors workshops, events and other programs to support the goals of i2a in and outside of the classroom.

Instructional Design and Technology

Belknap Campus

Aimee Greene

To support faculty in the integration of technology into their courses, the Delphi Center offers training sessions on Blackboard, classroom response systems, social media, podcasting and other instructional design technologies, in addition to instructional design services and workshops on designing effective online courses.

Blackboard Support

HSC Campus

Alicia Montgomery Dunlap

The Delphi Center is responsible for the administration of and technical support for Blackboard, the university's learning management system. This includes technical and functional support for faculty and staff using Blackboard and associated applications including Tegrity, Blackboard Collaborate and Learning Objects Campus Pack.

Online Learning

Belknap Campus

Kristen Brown

The Online Learning team coordinates marketing, recruitment and student support for 18 online programs: five undergraduate degrees, eight graduate degrees, three graduate certificates, and two endorsements. The team also maintains data regarding online students and courses, and assists departments with various administrative aspects of online learning, such as how to put a program online.

Professional Development

Shelby Campus, Founders Union Building

Virginia Denny

Robbie Chitwood

The Delphi Center's Professional Development team helps the Louisville business community create leaders and develop employees with its award-winning seminars, certificate programs and customized learning solutions. The team also provides training and certification to university employees through the SuccessfUL Supervisor series and regularly offered seminars.

Event & Conference Services

Shelby Campus, Founders Union Building

Virginia Denny

Melanie Kelley

With more than 16,200 sq. feet and 12 rooms of modern, renovated space, UofL's Event & Conference Service Center at Shelby Campus can host groups of up to 500 people for single or multi-day meetings, conferences, social events, wedding ceremonies or receptions.

Lifelong Learning

Shelby Campus, Burhans Hall and Founders Union Building

Melanie Kelley

The university's Lifelong Learning program offers fun and affordable learning experiences taught by the best instructors in the city. From GRE or GMAT preparation to wine appreciation, photography and golf, classes are offered to enhance lifestyles. With over 30 in-person courses and 300 online courses, learners are sure to find the experiences they are seeking.

Unit Business Office

Shelby Campus, Burhans Hall

Debbie Dearing

The Unit Business Office provides financial, administrative, marketing and human resources support for the Delphi Center units.

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