2014 Celebration of Teaching and Learning

Igniting the Spark: Motivating Student Learning

Thank you for making the 2014 Celebration a success!

The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning would like to thank you and all UofL faculty, staff, and GTAs who helped make the 2014 Celebration of Teaching and Learning a great success! We hope that the conference experience fostered rich conversations and extended your learning and professional development. Celebration resources, including audio of Dr. Ken Bain's keynote and concurrent session presentation materials, are now available.. We look forward to seeing you at next year's Celebration of Teaching and Learning, tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 6, 2015.

2014 Celebration of Teaching and Learning


Friday, February 7, 2014
8 a.m.–4 p.m.


Shelby Campus
Founders Union Building
312 N. Whittington Pkwy.
Louisville, KY 40222

This year’s conference explores the application of motivation research to teaching. We will consider questions such as:

  • How do findings from motivation research inform effective practices in college teaching?
  • What are evidence-based teaching practices that have been demonstrated to enhance student motivation?
  • What have members of our university community who have conducted research about learning and motivation discovered?
  • How can these findings be translated to help us improve the teaching practices, strategies, and approaches we use every day?

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We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Ken Bain, president, Best Teachers Institute. He is the founding director of four major teaching and learning centers, and his now classic book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004), is one of the top selling books on higher education. The sequel, What the Best College Students Do, won the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize in 2012, and has become an international best seller.

During the Celebration luncheon, join us as Provost Shirley Willihnganz announces the winner of the 2013-14 Paul Weber Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching. She will also recognize the 2012-13 Faculty Favorite Award nominees.

Choose from among eight, one-hour concurrent sessions led by faculty, or visit our hands-on Motivation Technology Lab. Highlights of the day will include a faculty panel discussion on the topic of motivating students through lecture, and a closing plenary performance and interactive discussion with Drs. Kent Hatterberg and Mike Tunnell, and their exceptional School of Music brass and choral students.

As You Celebrate, Connect With Us and Each Other!

Follow us on Twitter: @delphicelebrate and join the conversation using the hashtag #CLbrT14 when tweeting. Learn more about how to get started with the 2014 Celebration Twitter Basics [PDF].

We look forward to seeing you on February 7th!

Are you wondering if you should attend this year’s Celebration?

See what some of last year’s participants had to say about the conference:

“I found something useful in everything I attended.”

“It was so good to see and hear so many people who are interested in teaching and learning gathered together. This conference is one of the highlights of my year and I look forward to it every year.”

“I appreciate the opportunity to meet and talk with faculty from across the university about our teaching experiences.”

“I always enjoy finding new perspectives on teaching.”

“I came away feeling inspired.”

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