The 2017 Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development was created to offer University of Pittsburgh faculty the opportunity to increase awareness about diversity and develop the skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment. Whether it’s expanding your diversity mindfulness in classroom discussions or designing learning activities that incorporate a variety of perspectives, this institute is appropriate for any full-time faculty member who wants to deepen his or her teaching practice. We strongly encourage your participation.

Extended Diversity Experience • 2017-18 Academic Year

Faculty members who are interested in incorporating what they have learned about diversity and inclusivity into a course they will be teaching in the coming year may apply to participate in the Extended Diversity Institute workshop series. This extended professional growth experience will connect a cohort of faculty with scholars who are studying diversity, librarians to help locate resources, and with pedagogy experts who will work collaboratively to assist faculty in modifying their courses.To be eligible, you must have participated in the 2017 Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development. Preference will be given to those who have participated in multiple sessions. Because of the time commitment required for this extended workshop, the number of faculty participants will be limited. Stipends will be available to faculty who are on less than a 12-month contract.

Faculty who are chosen for the extended workshop will be asked to participate in regular meetings throughout the fall and spring terms, to work closely with instructional designers on syllabus changes, course content enhancements, and revised classroom activities and assignments, and to share what they learn with colleagues. Participation in a formal assessment will also be required. Meetings of the cohort group will be scheduled, each of which will include a scholarly presentation on a relevant topic related to diversity and teaching, as well as group discussion and individual work on courses. Once the cohort has been selected, dates for the meetings will be set that work for everyone. (Regional campus faculty have the option to participate in person or via video conference.)

Please complete the application at this link: http://tiny.cc/ExtDivExp, by Monday, June 26. An ad-hoc committee from the Office of the Provost will review applications and recommend courses for funding by July 17, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura McCarthy-Blatt at LBlatt@pitt.edu in the University Center for Teaching and Learning.