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TILL Teaching Innovation Award


2023 TILL Teaching Innovation Award

The Teaching Innovation Learning Lab is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 TILL Teaching Innovation Award. This annual award honors the University of Louisville's outstanding faculty who demonstrate a commitment to student engagement and learning through their work on one or more innovative teaching practices. Applications were reviewed by a committee of peers, Delphi Advisory Board members, and Delphi Center staff.

The TILL Teaching Innovation Award highlights the TILL's goals of (1) implementation and promotion of evidence-based teaching practices and (2) fostering student engagement, learning, and success. Up to three faculty members from any of UofL's campuses receive this award each year. TILL Teaching Innovation Award winners may be self-nominated or nominated by their peers.

2023 TILL Teaching Innovation Award Winners

The following award winners will be recognized for their achievements in teaching innovation at an upcoming reception, will receive a $1,000 cash award and be invited to share their work in a dedicated session at the 2024 Celebration of Teaching and Learning.

Shae Morgan
School of Medicine

For building and implementing Theta, a web-based simulator that allows students to practice hearing tests on their computers. Theta has been adopted by over 50% of the Doctor of Audiology program in the US.

Staci Saner, Russell Farmer, Laura Weingartner and Gerard Rabalais
School of Medicine

For the development of the Questioning Aid for Rich Real-time Discussion (QARRD) that raised the complexity of clinical faculty’s discussion questions of their medical residents.

Lucian Rothe and Jordan Gabbard
College of Arts and Sciences

For their use of VR headsets in the TILL to virtually transport German students to real-life spaces of German-speaking regions.

Honorable Mentions:

Edna Ross and Deborah Yoder-Himes
College of Arts and Sciences

For their research into the systematic biases of Respondus Monitor and the simulation they developed for faculty to reveal the inherent biases of using this teaching tool.

Zac Goldman
College of Business

For developing and launching the Cardinal Choice Assignment across the entire core curriculum on the Online MBA program.

Benne Holwerda
College of Arts and Sciences
Raymond Chastain
College of Business
Breanna Ausbrooks

For documenting learning gains and lowering DFW rates in classes with flipped classroom pedagogy.

Previous Winners

Learn about the teaching innovations developed and implemented by previous winners.


TILL Teaching Innovation Award

For questions regarding this award, contact:
Dr. Jen Anderson
Program Director, Teaching Innovation Learning Lab
Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning
502- 852 -8503