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May 2, 2024 | JHU Homewood Campus & Online | Register

A day of presentations, demonstrations, and networking opportunities devoted to the exploration of teaching innovation at Johns Hopkins University including the work of  DELTA grant recipients. The Provost’s DELTA Teaching Forum is intended to provoke conversation, spark new thinking, and advance the ongoing pursuit of teaching excellence.

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Event Date: May 2, 2024, 8:15 am – 5:00 pm
Event Location: Hodson Hall, JHU Homewood Campus with sessions streamed online
Event Schedule: Schedule and session descriptions

Forum Sessions

Morning Keynote: Dr. Arthur Levine

The Great Upheaval in Higher Ed and Its Impact on Teaching

Higher Education is experiencing exciting transformation in response to the changing world. How will this impact the ways we prepare the next generation of students for the world in which they will live and work? Arthur Levine (president emeritus of Columbia University’s Teachers College; president emeritus of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation) explores historic trends and future possibilities in his book The Great Upheaval: Higher Education’s Past, Present, and Uncertain Future published by the JHU Press. Come join the conversation about what broader trends will impact how we teach and students learn. It will spark our thinking as we begin a day of discussing teaching trends, case studies, and innovations at Johns Hopkins.

Pre-Lunch Plenary: Performance and Discussion with Dr. Zane Forshee, Prof. danah bella, and Prof. Wendel Patrick

Threads of Innovation: Insights for Educators

This keynote session will open with a collaborative performance featuring students from the Peabody Conservatory’s BFA Dance Program of the work Ama which brings together the creative work of three distinct artistic practices: dance, hip-hop, and guitar led by three faculty members of the Peabody Conservatory:

  • danah bella – Professor and Chair of Dance BFA
  • Wendel Patrick – Associate Professor in Music Engineering and Technology and Professional Studies
  • Zane Forshee – Classical Guitarist, Professor and Chair of Professional Studies

The performance will serve as the catalyst for a discussion that will explore the values, challenges, and potential for creative impacts reached through collaboration with individuals, or teams, with diverse skill sets and areas of expertise. Additionally, the conversation will address the shared thread of how each artist continues to engage, grapple, and innovate within the rapidly evolving arts economy, how they embrace and leverage their strengths and weaknesses, both in and out of the practice room/rehearsal studio and, and their individual approaches to upending artistic traditions and how this approach has positioned each artist to emerge as leaders of artistic practice and education in their fields.


Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Nicole King

Nicole King PictureThe University in the Neighborhood: Research and Teaching with the Community in Baltimore

How can university faculty begin to engage with the city around us in mutually beneficial ways that serve both neighborhood residents and our students? Dr. Nicole King (American Studies, UMBC) will discuss the benefits of learning by engaging and working with local residents in planning and building community-based projects in Baltimore.

This talk invites faculty from across the disciplines to consider ways to bring the past, present, and future of Baltimore City into the classroom. By sharing the lessons she’s learned while developing collaborative projects between her home campus UMBC and the city of Baltimore, King will introduce key aspects of community-engaged learning and its potential problems and immense benefits. King will discuss methods for working collaboratively with city residents in building a university invested in the “public good.”

Forum Schedule

  • 8:15 AM: Registration & breakfast opens
  • 9:00 AM: First plenary session begins
  • 5:00 PM: Last plenary session completes

Detailed schedule with breakout session descriptions

Past DELTA Events

2023 Provost’s DELTA Teaching Forum
2022 Provost’s Teaching with Technology DELTA Symposium
2021 Provost’s Teaching with Technology DELTA Symposium
2020 Provost’s Teaching with Technology DELTA Symposium
2019 Provost’s Teaching with Technology DELTA Showcase

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