Part-Time Faculty Institute
Part-time faculty can enhance their teaching skills, meet and enjoy a light meal with colleagues, and earn a stipend by participating in the Part-Time Faculty Institute (PTFI), a program at UofL designed especially for the needs of part-time faculty. The PTFI provides UofL's part-time faculty with tools and resources to help them become even more effective educators in the classroom. Participants in any of the sessions will find them beneficial to their teaching. The Institute offers six sessions (one topic per session) each academic year. Part-time faculty who complete the Institute can receive a transcript verifying their participation and a $300.00 stipend.
The 2014-15 PTFI theme is: “Resources for Navigating the Adjunct Road.”
Rules for Participation
- Participants must complete six sessions within the academic year, which runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 in order to receive the stipend. Part-time faculty may substitute ONE Dine and Discover session, the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, or i2a Institute for one of the six sessions needed to qualify for this stipend;
- Part-time faculty who are already full-time staff, either monthly or classified (hourly), do not qualify for incentives. P&A; staff working at 80% or more and ALL classified (hourly) staff are ineligible for incentives. Participants must be actively teaching at UofL during the semester for which credit towards the incentive is accrued. Attendance requirements for incentive eligibility must be met between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
- A maximum of 25 faculty may participate in any PTFI session. Participants are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
- To support the annual review process for part-time faculty, the Delphi Center can send a transcript verifying a faculty member’s attendance at PTFI and other Delphi Center faculty development sessions. Faculty members desiring such documentation should direct their request to [link name to: firstname.lastname@example.org] Roy Fuller, allowing 10 business days’ notice.
For more information, contact Delphi Center Part-time Faculty Fellow Roy Fuller.
Schedule of Sessions
All sessions are held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Delphi Center, Room 244, Ekstrom Library. Dinner is served and pre-registration is required. If you wish to park at the Speed Museum garage, which is next to the library, we can provide you with a parking pass.
Session 1: Feeding Your “Inner Teacher”: Resources for Navigating the Adjunct Road
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Session 2: Blended Learning: Using Technology to Improve the Classroom Experience
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Session 3: Addressing Accurate and Inaccurate Student (and Faculty) Assumptions about Teaching and Learning
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Session 4: Tools to Help You Blend Intellectual Standards into Everyday Assessment
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Session 5: How Would You Handle It? Resources and Strategies for Supporting Students in Distress
Thursday, February 12, 2015