Greetings from Associate Vice Provost Cynthia Golden
Executive Director, University Center for Teaching and Learning
The 2019-20 academic year will forever be remembered for the University’s shift to remote learning in mid-March due to the emergency planning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Center became a focal point for faculty seeking guidance and resources on remote teaching, assessment alternatives, and out-of-the-box course delivery approaches as they were forced to complete the spring term from home. It became abundantly clear that the work we do in this Center supports the mission of the University in significant ways—and continues to do so.
We are not a typical Teaching Center — and we are proud of that. We have become a driving force in supporting the University by creating opportunities for faculty to learn, engage and experiment to improve teaching and learning at Pitt. Our Center brings together under one umbrella many of the services that are critical to enable academic excellence and innovation. This annual report illustrates our transformative impact on the University’s teaching and learning activities through our special initiatives, projects, and services.