Thank you for making our annual university-wide conference a great success!

We hope that you engaged in many collegial conversations and extended your learning and professional development as an educator. We know that your work every day makes ripples that have a lasting impact in the lives of our students.

If you weren’t able to join us, or would like to revisit the keynote recording and select concurrent session materials, you can check them out below.

Dr. Peter Felten’s Relationship-Rich Education: Laying the Groundwork for Quality, Equity, and Inclusion at UofL

Concurrent Session Materials

Celebration Event Photo
View these and more Celebration event photos here.

Next Steps: Building Relationship-Rich Experiences at UofL

At Celebration, we invited conference attendees to share words or short phrases that describe relationship-rich educational experiences, and we created a word cloud from the responses (see below).

Celebration 2022

At the end of the day, we gathered ideas and newfound strategies for new or enhanced relationship-rich educational experiences to UofL students. Here is a Top 10 list of ideas that were shared:

  1. Check in with students more – ask, what’s your story?
  2. Use technology and digital media to enhance learning and engagement
  3. Keep the conversation going with colleagues and peers
  4. Focus on building relationships with students and encourage student-student collaboration
  5. Provide feedback that reinforces students’ ability to do high quality work
  6. Use and revise course learning objectives
  7. Listen to and engage with more colleagues from across the university
  8. Create space in class to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
  9. Learn student names and use name tents
  10. Rethink and rename office hours to be more student friendly

How will YOU promote relationship-rich moments with your students and colleagues in the days ahead?

Save the Date

It’s not too early to mark your calendar for next year’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning conference, scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2023.

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