2017 Celebration of Teaching and Learning

2017 Celebration of Teaching and Learning


Friday, February 10, 2017
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Registration and Faculty Resource Fair start at 8 a.m.)
Light breakfast and buffet lunch provided.


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

Join us as we “reimagine” the techniques and pedagogical approaches we use in our teaching, “reconsider” what we know about interacting with our students, and “reinvigorate” ourselves as teachers. Through dialogue with colleagues, engagement with presenters, and critical reflection, we will explore the following questions:

  • What are research-based guidelines, strategies, and related examples of simple, powerful applications to improve teaching, assessment, and student learning in and beyond our (virtual and actual) classrooms?
  • How can we intentionally create inclusive classroom cultures and enrich the overall teaching and learning experience?
  • What do we need to know and do to better understand and support students at all levels and ages and advance success in the classroom?
  • How might we better integrate and advance all the pieces—teaching, research, and service—of our faculty selves?

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We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Tom Angelo. Dr. Angelo serves as Clinical Professor of Educational Innovation and Research and Director of Educator Development in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tom’s best-known publication is the seminal college teaching resource, Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd Edition (with K. Patricia Cross, 1993).

Conference Highlights

Join us from 8-9 a.m. for a Faculty Resource Fair in the Founders Union lobby. Gather resources, tools, and tips from campus partners, student affairs staff, technologists, and faculty colleagues to help “revitalize” your teaching!

Throughout the day, choose from among 14, one-hour concurrent sessions led by presenters from across the university focused on three tracks:

  • Teaching Methods
  • Faculty Professional Growth
  • Students Today

Select from fast-paced faculty Lightning Talks or a Generation Z Student Panel from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and an “unconference” session from 2:45-3:45 p.m. where you can shape the content with your colleagues with help from a facilitator. Show up ready to share your ideas, questions, and vision the areas you’d like to “reimagine” in your own teaching practices!

During the Celebration luncheon, join us as Interim Provost Dale Billingsley announces the winner of the 2016-17 Paul Weber Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching. He will also recognize the 2015-16 Faculty Favorite Award nominees.

From 3:45-4:30 p.m., join Dr. Tom Angelo as he invites you to bring your conference ideas, insights, and questions to a casual and engaging wrap-up session titled, “End of Day Reflection into Action.” Be prepared to briefly share with and hear from your colleagues in small group table discussions, “go deep” on 1-2 promising ideas of shared interest, and draft a workable plan for putting your promising Celebration ideas into practice.

Wondering if You Should Attend?

The Celebration of Teaching and Learning is UofL’s annual teaching conference open to all UofL faculty, staff, and graduate students. This unique event celebrates and advances teaching excellence at UofL. Here is what one attendee of last year’s conference had to say about the experience:

“It is impressive to me that the conference is provided to U of L faculty free of charge with nationally known speakers and food. Thank you! This demonstrates to me the value that I as a teacher [have] in the eyes of the organization.”

Door Prizes:

We will draw door prizes from the list of all attendees at today’s conference. One prize per person. Winners will be notified via email.

Book Prize:

Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross

Other Prizes:

Kensington Presenter Expert Green Laser Presenter

Western Digital My Book 3TB External Hard Drive

Verbatim Store 'N' Go USB Flash Drive

Grand Prize:

Amazon Kindle with Wi-Fi

Download the Celebration mobile app to access the conference program.

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Download the Guidebook app to access the most up-to-date information about the conference, including schedules, session descriptions and presenter bios. Plus, you'll be able to build your personal conference schedule and connect with other attendees. A full, printed conference program will not be available at this year's event.

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Connect with us and each other!

Follow us on Twitter: @delphicelebrate and join the conversation using the hashtag #UofLCelebrate when tweeting. If you're new to Twitter, download the Celebration Twitter Basics [PDF] to get started.

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