2023 Celebration of Teaching and Learning


Friday, February 10, 2023
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Registration opens at 8 a.m.)
Light breakfast and buffet lunch provided


ShelbyHurst Campus
450 North Whittington Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40222

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Join your colleagues from across the university as we celebrate teaching, reconnect with and learn from one another, nurture our teaching selves, and gather new inspiration for enriching student success at all levels.

This year’s conference theme, “CULtivate: Inclusion, Belongingness and Student Retention,” encourages conversations that explore the following ideas:

  • The Cardinal Principles emphasize community of care and celebrate diversity of thought, perspective, and life experiences so that everyone feels included in the Cardinal fold.
  • Inclusion is a culture in which all students, faculty, and staff feel welcomed, valued, and safe. Teaching inclusively requires faculty to reflect intentionally on the decisions they make in their course that affect who is not being included or heard (Hogan & Sathy, 2022).
  • As a Community of Care, we support student retention and success by striving to cultivate feelings of inclusion and belongingness in the classroom and beyond.

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Conference Highlights

  • Executive Vice President and University Provost Lori Stewart Gonzalez will offer remarks as part of the day’s welcome.
  • Join Drs. Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy for a 90-minute interactive workshop on inclusive teaching. The session will highlight the need for high course structure and model techniques designed to elicit equity in the classroom.
  • Choose from among numerous peer-reviewed concurrent sessions offered across four 1-hour blocks.
  • Enjoy networking opportunities throughout the day and celebrate with us as we recognize the 2021-22 Faculty Favorite Award nominees.
  • Conclude your day of professional enrichment with the chance to win end-of-day door prizes. Must be present to win.

Schedule At-a-Glance

Time Session
8 - 9 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast
9 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome
Executive Vice President and University Provost Lori Stewart Gonzalez & Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation Kelvin Thompson
9:30 - 11 a.m. Featured Workshop
Cultivating Equitable Learning Environments through Inclusive Teaching
Dr. Kelly Hogan & Dr. Viji Sathy
University of North Carolina
11 - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions Block 1
12:15 - 12:40 p.m. Lunch
12:40 - 1 p.m. Recognition of 2021-22 Faculty Favorites Nominees
Interim Sr. Vice Provost Gail DePuy
1 - 1:10 p.m. Transition
1:10 - 2:10 p.m. Concurrent Sessions Block 2
2:10 - 2:20 p.m. Break
2:20 - 3:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions Block 3
3:20 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions Block 4
4:30 - 5 p.m. Door Prizes & Closing Reception

Concurrent Sessions

This year’s conference features 23 concurrent sessions within the following tracks. There is also a sponsor-led session by Adobe. You can view the full agenda, as well as each concurrent session’s description and speaker(s) here.

  • Deans’ Forum for Educational Excellence (DF)
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in the Classroom (DEI)
  • New Directions for Innovations in Teaching and Instructional Technologies (ND)
  • Student Engagement Strategies and Serving the Whole Student (SE)
  • Teaching in the Health Professions (HP)

  • Click to Show/HideConcurrent Sessions Block 1: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Click to Show/HideConcurrent Sessions Block 2: 1:10 – 2:10 p.m.
  • Click to Show/HideConcurrent Sessions Block 3: 2:20 – 3:20 p.m.
  • Click to Show/HideConcurrent Sessions Block 4: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Wondering if you should attend?

Here’s what prior attendees have to say about attending the Celebration:

“This conference is a high–grade, professional, and satisfying conference. I loved attending it, and have attended it every year since 2015!”

“I attend every year. First and foremost, I go to be part of a community of scholars who are dedicated to quality teaching.”

Connect with us and each other for Celebration!

Follow us on Twitter: @uofldelphi and join the conversation using the hashtag #UofLCelebrate when tweeting.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

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