Skip to main content

Scholarly Teaching Conferences


VITAL supports Villanova faculty to deliver presentations or actively participate in conferences on teaching and learning.

  • Lilly Conference Travel Fellowship is no longer being offered as the regional Lilly conference has been incorporated into national online conference. 

    Click here for Past Lilly Teaching Conference Travel Fellows (PDF).
  • Temple University's Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence: This regional conference on issues pertaining to learning-centered teaching in higher education provides a great forum to enrich your teaching practices and exchange ideas with colleagues. 

    Opportunity: VITAL is pleased to support a team of up to eight faculty colleagues across disciplines to attend the conference. VITAL will pay your conference registration fee for one of the conference days; all other expenses will be your responsibility. Faculty who were sponsored in the past two years are not eligible to apply.

    : Sponsored faculty members are asked to share with the Villanova teaching community a conference take-away, that is to demonstrate a teaching practice that supports student learning as part of a VITAL event, e.g., Teaching and Learning Strategies Program in May, Food for Thought lunch discussions. 

    Click here for Past VITAL-Sponsored Temple Teaching Conference Participants (PDF).
  • Problem-based Learning (PBL) Workshop at University of Delaware

    The program explores how to integrate PBL into your classroom by working with expert practitioners across disciplines.  Specifically, the facilitators will walk you through the steps to develop engaging problems for your discipline. You will experience various kinds of approaches to PBL and learn how to set up your classes to successfully integrate this type of experiential, collaborative learning.  The program is designed primarily for new and current practitioners of PBL, focused on university level education, in all disciplines.

    Click here for Past VITAL-Sponsored PBL Workshop Participants (PDF).