“When we learn something outside the comfort zone, we attempt to acquire knowledge or skills in an area where we’re lacking. Part of the discomfort derives from learning something we anticipate will be difficult. We have no idea how to do it, or we think it requires abilities we don’t have or have in meager…
The University of Pittsburgh is now a participating institution in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA), an interstate agreement that makes it easier for students to take online courses and complete field placements in another state. As a result, Pitt is now eligible to enroll students into its online programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia with no restrictions, and students are allowed to complete experiential learning assignments across state lines.
To celebrate the Year of Diversity, The Department of Linguistics is collaborating to organize a conference on cultural and linguistic diversity. Come learn about each other’s culture, language, & worldview and share your view about connections between language & culture.
A Teaching Center Offering – March 22 or March 29: Think you could use some tips, insight and guidance on facilitating difficult conversations in the classroom? And how do you deal with a bias that you bring to class? Register online on the Teaching Center website.
The University of Pittsburgh has partnered with SensusAccess to offer a file converter tool that makes inaccessible documents (such as Word or PDF files) into more accessible media (such as searchable PDFs, audio MP3 files, Braille, or e-text). SensusAccess is available to all Pitt faculty, staff, students, and alumni that have an active University email address.