Featured Events

The Delphi Center periodically sponsors or collaborates with other units to offer special events and programs of interest to the university community.

Is There a Simple Formula to Understand and Improve Student Motivation?

Continue the conversation about student motivation that we began with Dr. Ken Bain at the 2014 Celebration of Teaching and Learning, “Igniting the Spark: Motivating Student Learning.” Join Dr. Kenn Barron from the Motivation Research Institute at James Madison University, for this invigorating two-hour lunch workshop. Because of its complexity, understanding motivation theory and research can be daunting. Dr. Barron will present a single, unifying motivation formula to help you quickly understand the major sources of your students’ motivation, and demonstrate how you can use this information to redesign your courses to promote each source.

Building a Writing Assignment: Four-Part Workshop

Are you looking for expert assistance in how your plan and construct your writing prompts as well as how you evaluate and respond to your students’ writing? Join English professor Dr. Debra Journet for this four-part writing workshop as she shares resources, tools, and key readings. Participants will gain support and guidance though discussion of example prompts, student writing, and instructor responses.

Leveraging the Flipped Classroom

Join Steven Ellis, Ph.D. and Kara Goodin, M.D., for this one-hour lunch presentation. Drs. Ellis and Goodin will provide an overview of “flipped teaching” as a pedagogical approach, and will share their experiences and sample student feedback gathered over the past two years. They will also share alternative strategies for delivering content electronically to health science students. Learn more.

HSC Showcase: Technology “Speed Dating” for Faculty

This lunch program will include informal presentations in a mock “speed dating” setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to select from five to seven “show and tell” demonstrations and, at a designated time interval, will move to another demonstration. This format is designed to encourage a high level of interaction between presenters and attendees.

What's Holding You Back? A Conversation about Integrating Instructional Technology into Health Sciences Courses

The Health Science Campus (HSC)-Delphi Partnership steering committee is comprised of unit representatives from Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS), and the Delphi Center. The group develops and delivers two significant professional development programs for HSC faculty annually. The most recent event took place on August 9. Learn more.

Academically Adrift

Dr. Richard Arum, co-author of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, presented a public lecture at UofL in March 2012. The lecture was open to the greater Louisville community and streamed live on the university's website. Watch the video and learn more about the event.

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