Part-Time Faculty Institute


Part-time Faculty Institute 2013-2014

The Delphi Center is pleased to announce the theme for the 2013-2014 Part-time Faculty Institute: Teaching Tools and Strategies for Connecting with Students and Creating a Thriving Classroom Environment.

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 stipend.

Rules for Participation

  1. Participants must complete six sessions within the academic year, which runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 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 the stipend;
  2. 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, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
  3. A maximum of 25 faculty may participate in any PTFI session. Participants are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis;
  4. To support the attendance review 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 Roy Fuller (, allowing 10 business days’ notice.


Contact Dr. Roy Fuller, Delphi Center Part-time Faculty Fellow, at

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: Strategies for Designing and Facilitating Successful Group Projects
Date: September 12, 2013

Session 2: Addressing Differences in Developmental Readiness among Students
Date: October 10, 2013

Session 3: Digital Media Show and Tell: Effective Use of Media in Course Structure and Assignments
Date: November 14, 2013

Session 4: Facilitating Discussions When the Wheels Come Off: Create, Maintain, and Mend a Safe Space with Your Students
Date: January 9, 2014

Session 5: Building a Thinking Student: Modeling and Coaching the Intellectual Habits of Mind You Value Most
Date: February 13, 2014

Session 6: Tips and Strategies for Supporting Students in Distress
Date: March 6, 2014

Part-time Faculty Institute 2013-2014

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