Part-Time Faculty Institute

Part-time faculty can enhance their teaching skills, enjoy a light meal with colleagues, and earn a modest incentive by participating in the Part-time Faculty Institute (PTFI), a program designed to meet the professional development needs of part-time faculty. The PTFI provides tools and resources to help participants become even more effective in the classroom. Participants in any of the sessions will find them beneficial to their teaching. The Institute offers four sessions during both fall and spring semesters.

New for 2015-16: Single Semester Incentive Structure

 Part-time faculty who complete three sessions in a single academic semester (fall or spring) are eligible for a $200 incentive and can request a transcript verifying their participation.

Participation Guidelines

  1. Participants must complete three of four sessions within a single academic semester (fall or spring) in order to be eligible for the $200 incentive. Other Delphi program substitutions are not permitted.
  2. Part-time faculty who are already full-time staff, either monthly or classified (hourly), do not qualify for incentives. P&A staff working at 80% or more and ALL classified (hourly) staff are ineligible for incentives. Participants must be actively teaching at UofL during the semester for which credit towards the incentive is accrued.
  3. A maximum of 25 faculty may participate in any PTFI session. Participants are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
For more information, contact Dr. Roy Fuller, Delphi Center Part-time Faculty Fellow.

Schedule of Sessions

Sessions are held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Delphi Center Lab, Room 244, Ekstrom Library. Dinner is available beginning at 5 p.m. for those who register. Announcements will begin at 5:15 p.m. If you wish to park at the Speed Museum garage, which is next to the library, we can provide you with a parking pass.

Fall 2015

Session 1: “My Students Don’t Talk!” Resources for Leading Effective Classroom Discussions
Date: September 10, 2015

Session 2: How I Used SoftChalk to Move Beyond PowerPoint
Date: September 24, 2015

Session 3: Turning Motivation Research into Teaching Strategies You Can Use
Date: October 8, 2015

Session 4: Why Students Forget Most of What They’re Taught and What You Can Do About It
Date: November 12, 2015

Spring 2016

Session 1: “The Lecture is Dead! Long Live the Lecture!” Towards Learner-Centered Lecturing
Date: January 14, 2016

Session 2: “You Can Get There From Here!” Create Meaningful and Useful Learning Objectives with Bloom’s Taxonomy
Date: February 18, 2016

Session 3: “Group Work Can Work:” How to Incorporate Collaborative Learning Techniques into Your Classroom
Date: March 10, 2016

Session 4: Support for Incorporating Meaningful Digital Assignments into Your Course
Date: April 7, 2016

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