Passport to Teaching Effectiveness
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The Passport to Teaching Effectiveness Program is a two-year educational development program designed to support faculty who are interested in advancing quality instruction through the adoption of high-impact, evidence-based teaching practices.
Participants of this program will map and complete a series of instructional artifacts based on individual career goals and objectives. Participants will also be asked to critically reflect on teaching and learning from multiple perspectives as they progress through the program.
The Passport to Teaching Effectiveness is administered on behalf of the Office of the Provost by the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, and supports UofL’s Strategic Plan by seeking to:
- Support our faculty members’ collective commitment to quality instruction and high-impact teaching practices
- Inspire a student-centered culture by improving faculty and staff’s responsible ownership of student success
- Provide faculty development opportunities that highlight the university’s identity, vision and values
UofL faculty who are accepted into the Passport to Teaching Effectiveness program will:
- Explore timely instructional topics such as antiracism/inclusive pedagogies, online teaching, experiential learning, and digital literacy
- Create instructional artifacts that support critical reflection and increase the use of high-impact teaching practices (suitable for inclusion in one's professional teaching portfolio). See an example rubric used to review instructional artifacts here.
- Receive opportunities for cross-departmental, peer-to-peer interaction and collaboration by interacting with faculty peers who are also interested in increasing teaching effectiveness
- Participate in structured learning opportunities across a variety of modalities (e.g., hybrid, online, and face-to-face) that align with personal and career goals, experience levels, developmental needs, and areas of interest
Participants will be invited to select and complete seven artifacts from the list below:
- Teaching Philosophy
- Academic Diversity, Equity, or Inclusion Statement
- Course Syllabus
- Lesson Plan
- Reflective Response to Student Feedback
- Delphi Certification of an Online Course
- Plan for Community Engaged Teaching
- Peer Observation of a Class (with Reflection Element)
- Peer Review of Lesson Plan or Assignment Design (with Reflection Element)
- Peer Review of Assessment Plan (with Reflection Element)
- Session Proposal for a Conference Focused on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- Self-Nomination Form for the TILL Innovation Award
- Workshop Proposal for Session Focused on Teaching and Learning
UofL faculty members who successfully complete the Passport to Teaching Effectiveness program will:
- Receive a one-time financial award of $3,000 (upon completion of program requirements)
- Be celebrated as outstanding educators through university-wide, unit-level, and Delphi Center outreach and promotions
- Be recognized at an annual award reception sponsored by the Office of the Provost
- Be invited to mentor and/or teach in the program as part of a growing cadre of expert educators
Application periods will be announced to the campus community as they open. A full cohort will be comprised of no more than 20 participants from across academic units.
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.
Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee comprised of university teaching award winners and Delphi Center professional staff. In the case of receiving more than 20 eligible applicants, the selection committee will choose a diverse group representing a wide variety of disciplines and experiences.
Steps to Apply
A complete application includes three parts:
Statement of Interest: One page stating why you are interested in the Passport to Teaching Effectiveness Program and how participation will help you enhance your teaching practice/achieve your instructional/student learning goals.
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.
Completed Online Application Form: You will be able to upload your statement of interest and your letter of recommendation within the digital application.