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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A maximum of 25 faculty may participate in any PTFI session. Participants are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
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.
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
Session 1: “The Lecture is Dead! Long Live the Lecture!” Towards Learner-Centered Lecturing
Date: January 14, 2016