Digital Teaching Accelerator


May 8 – May 26


Asynchronously online and three 90-minute virtual sessions

Mon., May 8, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Thurs., May 18, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Tues., May 23, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

The Digital Teaching Accelerator short course is a fast-track, 3-week program to prepare faculty for strategic online course development. The Delphi Center is piloting this program for up to 100 faculty members who are looking to improve student outcomes through the creation of new online sections of courses with the potential to improve student learning, success, satisfaction, and retention. (Preference will be given to high-enrollment, high DFW, or comparable courses.) Courses need not be part of any online program. Interested faculty must submit the brief application and procure a letter of administrative agreement from their dean.

The Digital Teaching Accelerator program is designed to be cohort-based with participants expected to dedicate 6.5 hours per week on the program. All accelerated topics covered will be results-focused for the participant to design, develop, and teach their online course effectively for students. Participants who successfully complete the Digital Teaching Accelerator program and teach the redesigned course online will each receive a stipend of $1,000.

The application deadline has passed.

Topics covered in Digital Teaching Accelerator will include:

  1. Digital Teaching: Learn about the key, evidence-based principles of designing and teaching in a digital environment, including how to create an effective online learning experience and strategies for fostering engagement among students.
  2. Data-Informed Course Design and Facilitation: Discover how to collect and use data to make informed decisions on course design and teaching, including intervention strategies for students who need help during the course.
  3. Intermodal Learning Design: Explore the principles of intermodal learning design, including how to create multimedia content that engages students and how to leverage multiple modes of instruction to enhance student learning.

  • Click to Show/HideParticipation Incentives
    UofL faculty members who successfully complete the Digital Teaching Accelerator program will:
    • Receive a one-time financial award of $500 (upon completion of program requirements) and an additional $500 if the class is taught online by the Summer 24 term.
    • Be celebrated as outstanding educators through university-wide, unit-level and Delphi Center outreach and promotions
  • Click to Show/HideApplication Process

    Digital Teaching Accelerator is only available for up to 100 faculty members at UofL during summer 2023. We recommend instructors who are aiming to design, develop, and teach an online course within the academic year to apply. UofL instructors at all levels and ranks — including full-time faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track) and part-time lecturers—are eligible to participate. All applicants must secure dean-level support as part of the application process.

    A complete application includes two parts:

    1. Letter of Recommendation. A letter from your dean supporting your participation in the program. For your convenience, a templated letter of recommendation is available. You will need to download the template and save a copy to your computer before you can edit it.
    2. Completed Brief Online Application Form: You will be able to upload your letter of recommendation within the digital application. Access the program application form here.

    Complete applications must be submitted by end of day on April 24, 2023.

    Applicants will be notified of their selection status by email no later than May 1, 2023.

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