Introducing Pathways for Faculty

The University Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to introduce Pathways for Faculty, an educational experience designed to enrich the teaching practice of Pitt faculty by focusing on a specific aspect of teaching. Organized into cohorts, faculty can earn a teaching credential by completing the program, and also gain access to a community that nurtures the teaching practice – while staying focused on research guided principles. The Pathways for Faculty include: The Scholarship of…

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Introducing TC60

Introducing TC60, our video blog series where we snapshot what’s happening at the University Center for Teaching and Learning in 60 seconds or less. We’ll add a new webisode every month, highlighting a current event at the Teaching Center. In March, the Teaching Center joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, affectionately known as SARA. 1,600 institutions have joined, with more added monthly. Learn more in our latest installment of TC60. Have an…

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Teaching Center staff article on professional development published

The Teaching Center’s own Lorna Kearns and Rae Mancilla were recently published in the American Journal of Distance Education. Their article, entitled “The Impact of Quality Matters Professional Development on Teaching Across Delivery Formats” explores the impact of professional development workshops for online course design on faculty’s pedagogical practices in online, face-to-face (f2f), and blended instructional modes. Quality Matters (QM) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes continuous quality improvement in online learning. The bedrock of…

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