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E. Maxine Bruhns, Who Served As The Director Of The University Of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms In The Cathedral Of Learning

Remembering Maxine Bruhns, “A Citizen of the World”

  • July 23, 2020

For more than 50 years, E. Maxine Bruhns served as the director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning, collectively designated as a historic landmark by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. Over the years,…

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Flex@Pitt Supplemental Technology Requests

  • July 17, 2020

In anticipation of the Flex@Pitt teaching structure for fall term, the Teaching Center is interested in helping faculty prepare for their technology needs. If your learning space will not be addressed by the base Flex@Pitt technology installation through Pitt IT, please…

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Teaching Center Staff Updates

  • February 17, 2020

Dr. Barbara Frey has announced her retirement, and her last day at Pitt will be Feb. 20.  Barbara has been part of our University community for more than 19 years, joining Pitt in 2000. She holds Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees…

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Michael Bridges, Ph.D., Director Of The Teaching Commons

Teaching Center Welcomes Michael Bridges

  • February 6, 2020

The University Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Bridges, Ph.D., to the position of Director of the Teaching Commons, effective Feb. 17. Mike will join the senior leadership team at the Teaching Center, and…

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Innovation in Education Awards

  • January 10, 2020

In support of its ongoing mission to further strengthen the role of teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) annually invites proposals from University faculty for projects that enhance teaching at Pitt and…

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2019 Advancing Educational Excellence Award Winners

2019 Advancing Educational Excellence Awards

  • December 19, 2019

We’d like to congratulate Charline Rowland (teaching consultant), Mark Vehec (web developer), Robin Albright (senior instructional designer), and Tahirah Walker (manager, Teaching Support) for earning the Teaching Center’s 2019 Advancing Educational Excellence award! The annual honor is a peer-driven award…

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Making your course content accessible with Ally

  • December 11, 2019

The Teaching Center, along with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will be piloting Ally in Blackboard* this coming spring 2020 term. Ally provides instructors with guidance on how to correct accessibility issues with course content, which means learning materials…

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2019 Thanksgiving Recess Hours

  • November 18, 2019

Our center will have the following adjustments to hours and availability during the week of November 25: Classroom Services will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on November 25-27 (no evening hours). The University of Pittsburgh is closed for…

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Gradescope Feedback Loop

Introducing Gradescope

  • September 26, 2019

Gradescope, a popular grading software, is now available for all Pitt faculty and students at no cost. The software makes administering many paper-based assessments much easier for instructors, while simultaneously providing students with quicker and more meaningful feedback on their…

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