Programs & Events
The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is a faculty development center dedicated to teaching excellence. Faculty members, both full and part-time, are encouraged to participate in the Delphi Center's many programs.These programs assist in the professional development of the faculty at UofL by providing valuable and leading-edge information to faculty on a variety of issues, from technology, to best practices in teaching and learning, to research and assessment.
Celebration of Teaching & Learning
Celebration is a one-day professional development opportunity that is held annually in early February at Shelby Campus. Sponsored by the Delphi Center, the conference is designed to foster teaching excellence at UofL by providing educators from across the university with evidence-based teaching strategies for improving student learning. The Delphi Center has been offering its annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning for seven years and recent keynote speakers have included Dr. Stephen Brookfield, Dr. Mark Taylor, and Dr. Cynthia Selfe.
Delphi U is an exciting four and a half-day workshop designed to give faculty the tools and principles they need to create effective, interactive and stimulating online courses. Individuals leave Delphi U with a head start on creating or redesigning an online course and the skills required for continuing their work after the workshop. Sessions are offered in spring and summer. Enrollment typically opens in January.
NEW for 2013-14! Digital Pedagogy Faculty Learning Community (FLC)
This yearlong professional development opportunity is for teachers looking to develop their use of digital media in their teaching. In a small, low-stress learning environment led by current teachers familiar with digital technologies, participants will develop, launch, and assess digital teaching projects based on their needs and expectations as teachers and scholars. Learn more about the Digital Pedagogy FLC.
Dine and Discover
Expert UofL faculty share their knowledge, experience and excitement for a variety of subjects at these thought-provoking lunchtime sessions. Offered on both the HSC and Belknap campuses, Dine and Discover sessions provide faculty with important information in a manageable format.From best practices for engaging your students in the learning process and better utilizing technology, to evidence-based strategies for overcoming challenges in the classroom and beyond, these sessions focus on teaching topics that matter to you.
Ideas to Action (i2a) Institute
This annual three day conference is an interactive professional development opportunity designed to connect faculty and staff with campus colleagues, enable them to interact with national experts, and share scholarly projects that promote the integration and assessment of critical thinking across the undergraduate experience. Participants can sign up to attend one or more days and will learn, share and build upon innovative approaches to fostering critical thinking. Learn more about the i2a Institute.
The Delphi Center periodically sponsors or collaborates with other units to offer special events and programs of interest to the university community. Our mission is to promote academic and professional growth through education.
Part-time Faculty Programs
Our part-time faculty programs are designed to offer UofL part-time faculty from across the disciplines a supportive, collegial atmosphere in which to explore scholarly teaching and best practices. We offer workshops designed to help faculty members sharpen their teaching skills, build community, and earn a stipend through participation in specific programs. Learn more about Part-time Faculty Programs.
The Delphi Center for Teaching & Learning offers a diverse range of Teaching with Technology seminars at the Belknap and Health Sciences Center campuses. Our seminars help introduce faculty and staff to best practices with new and emerging technologies, as well as help seasoned technologists further develop and sharpen their skills.
Kentucky Innovations Conference
This annual conference is the place to go for statewide and national networking focused on innovations in teaching, learning and technology across a range of educational levels. The Delphi Center typically sponsors conference attendance for a limited number of faculty.