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…
Delphi Center Units
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)
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.
Teaching with Technology and Instructional Design
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.
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.
The Office of Online Learning coordinates marketing, recruitment and student support for 14 online programs: five undergraduate degrees, seven graduate degrees and two graduate certificates. The office 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.
Shelby Campus, Founders Union Building
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 University Business Training program, the SuccessfUL Supervisor series and regularly offered seminars.
Event & Conference Services
Shelby Campus, Founders Union Building
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.
Shelby Campus, Burhans Hall and Founders Union Building
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
The Unit Business Office provides financial, administrative, marketing and human resources support for the Delphi Center units.