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New Faulty Orientation

2017 New Faculty Orientation

The University Center for Teaching and Learning’s Lorna Kearns (l) and Rae Mancilla (r) recently had their article “The Impact of Quality Matters Professional Development on Teaching Across Delivery Formats” published in the American Journal of Distance Education.

American Journal of Distance Education Publishes Teaching Center Staff’s Article On Professional Development

Rae Mancilla photoPhoto of Lorna Kearns

LED Laser Projection Initiative

The LED Laser Projection Initiative, launched by the Classroom Services group in the University Center for Teaching and Learning, promotes sustainability, the life expectancy of projectors and the reliability of technology in the classroom.

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A review of Carl Wieman’s latest book on Science Education

Based on the title, and Wieman’s reputation in the field, my expectations were that this would be a book about using best practices for teaching science at the undergraduate level, and lots of data – both quantitative and qualitative – to back up the conclusions. I was disappointed to discover that I was mistaken.

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Technology-enhanced Learning Survey

Almost 700 faculty from across Pitt responded to last fall’s survey about technology-enhanced learning. They described a wide array of teaching approaches and many envisioned additional opportunities for using technology to support their teaching goals, including increased student engagement. We…

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TC60: Assessment of Teaching

Student feedback on teaching is useful, but it’s better to assess teaching effectiveness through a variety of methods. In the latest edition of our TC60 video blog series, you can learn how The University Center for Teaching and Learning can help you and your department design a holistic strategy that looks at teaching through multiple lenses. Some possibilities include classroom observations, course reviews, peer assessments, teaching inventories or cohorts, focus groups, and instructional diagnosis.

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