The annual Assessment and Teaching Conferencewill be held on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at the University Club. All University of Pittsburgh faculty are invited to attend the one-day conference. Registration will open in December. We’ll also be announcing the keynote speaker, agenda and additional conference details throughout the next few weeks.
Faculty are encouraged to submit proposals for poster sessions that focus on any aspect of teaching, learning, and/or assessment in their teaching practice. Topics should focus on innovative teaching. Examples could include, but are not limited to: classroom strategies, technologies to enhance pedagogy, or approaches to teaching.
The survey period is almost here! The Faculty Information page can help you get started.
- Did you know that you can customize your teaching survey by adding your own questions? Consult the Question Library for assistance (there are hundreds from which to choose!).
- Deadline to add your own questions is Nov. 19, 2017.
- Faculty Information also lists suggestions for encouraging student participation and sample communications to students.
Quality Matters is offering a one-hour webinar during National Distance Learning Week (Nov. 6-10, 2017) that discusses eight steps you can take toward making your digital content accessible for all users. The session will cover high-level topics, as well as nuts-and-bolts subjects like heading levels, alt text, descriptive links, captioning/transcripts, and specific examples.
We’re excited to introduce the Teaching Partners, a new faculty community at the University Center for Teaching and Learning. This community is designed to engage faculty from across the University to support and enhance their teaching practices. Teaching Partners are the first to know about our newest programs and services, as well as the latest developments in pedagogy research and educational technologies. Read more and join the conversation on our Teaching Partners page.
What is the connection between the practice of improv and the practice of teaching? If you are hoping to ignite your imagination, spark your creativity, or reinvigorate your course, one of our improvisation workshops can help get you started. You’ll gain insight into what happens when an instructor adopts some of the techniques used by actors and performance artists in the college classroom, as well as tips on how you can approach your teaching to improve connection and communication with students.