2016 Celebration of Teaching and Learning

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The 2017 Celebration of Teaching and Learning is scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2017. Registration will open in December, 2016.

This year's speaker will be Dr. Tom Angelo, co-author of Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers.

2016 Celebration of Teaching and Learning


Friday, February 12, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration opens at 8 a.m.

Light breakfast and buffet lunch provided.

Dessert reception and networking, 4-5 p.m.


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

Interested in carpooling?

See information about Zimride below!

In his 2012 book, Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning, keynote presenter José Antonio Bowen suggests that “technology is a technique, not a strategy” and is “most powerfully used outside of class as a way to increase naked, non-technological interaction with students inside the classroom.” This year’s conference expands upon these ideas by considering how “teaching naked” guides our use of technology, assessment, and instructional strategies, and offers a lens to reflect on our teaching identity. Through dialogue with colleagues, engagement with presenters, and critical reflection, we will explore the following questions:

  • How might we effectively use technology to enhance our students’ motivation and foster durable learning?
  • What evidence-based teaching strategies, principles, and assessment techniques maximize student success?
  • How might reflection and mindfulness reconnect us with our authentic teaching selves and reinvigorate our teaching?

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About our keynote: José Antonio Bowen is President of Goucher College and author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2012), winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education (2013) from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Bowen has also been a pioneer in active learning and the use of technology in the classroom, including podcasts and online games, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, US News and World Report, and on NPR.

Participants can choose from among 20, one-hour concurrent sessions led by presenters from across the university focused on:

  • Instructional Technology and Tools
  • Our Teaching Selves
  • Assessing Student Learning and Teaching Effectiveness
  • Teaching Strategies and Tips

During the Celebration luncheon, join us as the winner of the 2015-16 Paul Weber Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching is announced and the 2014-15 Faculty Favorite Award nominees are recognized.

End your day by joining colleagues for a dessert reception and networking from 4-5 p.m.

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

See what previous conference participants had to say about the experience:

"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 found the speakers to be most helpful and learned many new ways of teaching that I can bring into my classroom. Both the keynote and the concurrent session speakers were very helpful."

"As always, the Delphi Center has some of the classiest events, professional staff, and delicious food. Thinks for putting the time and effort and thought into Celebration."

As you Celebrate, how do YOU plan to share your learning?

Connect with us and each other!

Follow us on Twitter: @delphicelebrate and join the conversation using the hashtag #UofLCelebrate when tweeting. You can learn more about how to get started with tweeting by downloading the 2016 Celebration Twitter Basics [PDF].

New this year! Document Your Conference ExperienceNew this year! Document Your Conference Experience

Film and take photos throughout the day using your mobile device or tablet. Join the Delphi Center’s instructional design and technology team at 2:45 p.m. in Room 136B to learn how to edit and produce your video documentary using free apps. Support will be available for both Apple and Android devices.

Select videos will be screened during the afternoon dessert reception!

New this year! Teaching Time Capsule Booth

Tell us why you love teaching at UofL, or share your conference learning, insights, and “Aha!” moments. Reflections will be shared during the afternoon dessert reception.


To help you make the most of this year’s conference, we invite you to take a few moments to read the following post by our keynote presenter, Dr. José Antonio Bowen, titled, The Teaching Naked Cycle: Technology is a Tool, but Psychology is the New Pedagogy. You can also watch a short interview with Dr. Bowen.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning!

Interested in going to Celebration, but need a ride to Shelby Campus on February 12? Driving to Celebration and willing to give a colleague a lift?

Zimride is the official ridesharing network for UofL. It’s quick and easy to register using your UofL login! Learn more and register here.


To post a one-time ride to Celebration, follow these three steps.

  1. Select whether you are a driver or passenger
  2. Enter the destination (312 N. Whittington Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222)
  3. Select “Single Trip” and enter the date and time (February 12, 2016, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
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