2015 Celebration of Teaching and Learning

Cornerstones for Teaching Excellence: Building Powerful Learning Experiences with Students

Thank You for Making Our 2015 Celebration a Success!

The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning would like to thank you and all UofL faculty and staff who helped make our 2015 Celebration of Teaching and Learning a great success!

We hope that the conference experience fostered rich conversations and extended your learning and professional development. You can view the video of Dr. Linda B. Nilson's keynote presentation here.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Celebration of Teaching and Learning, tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016.

2015 Celebration of Teaching and Learning


Friday, February 6, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration opens at 8 a.m.
Light breakfast and buffet lunch provided.


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

This year’s conference considers “cornerstone principles” of teaching and how instructional technology, tools and assessment strategies can build upon and maximize their effectiveness. The conference will seek to explore the following questions:

  • What are some "cornerstone" teaching principles and practical applications that undergird teaching excellence across the disciplines?
  • Which instructional tools, technologies, and assessment strategies can be used in conjunction with these principles to maximize student learning?
  • Which cornerstone principles will you consider adopting to build powerful learning experiences for your students?

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We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Linda B. Nilson. Dr. Nilson is founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation (OTEI) at Clemson University and author of Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors, now in its third edition (Jossey-Bass, 2010; fourth edition in planning stages), The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course (Jossey-Bass, 2007), and Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills (Stylus, 2013).

Participants can select from among 14 one-hour and 30-minute concurrent sessions led by faculty and staff. Concurrent sessions are offered in the morning and afternoon along three tracks:

  • Cornerstone Teaching Strategies
  • Instructional Technology and Tools
  • Assessment Practices to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes

Participants can also visit our hands-on Technology Lab to try out some new instructional tools.

During the Celebration luncheon, join us as Provost Shirley Willihnganz announces the winner of the 2014-15 Paul Weber Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching. She will also recognize the 2013-14 Faculty Favorite Award nominees.

End your day by joining colleagues, concurrent presenters, and keynote speaker Dr. Linda Nilson for dessert, coffee, networking, and idea sharing.

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 came away feeling inspired.”

As You Celebrate, Connect With Us and Each Other!

Follow us on Twitter: @delphicelebrate and join the conversation using the hashtag #UofLCornerstones when tweeting. Learn more about how to get started with the 2015 Celebration Twitter Basics [PDF].

We look forward to seeing you on February 6!

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