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New Faculty Essentials, Dec. 31, 2021

Spring Term to Start Fully Remote for First Two and a Half Weeks
In accordance with the Provost’s announcement on Dec. 30, all classes will be fully remote for the first two and a half weeks of the semester. Classes will begin remotely on Jan. 10, 2022. Exceptions to this rule may be made by approval of the dean for programs and classes that need to meet in person. Classes will take place fully in person beginning on Jan. 27, 2022.

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Diverse Faculty Meeting With Cathedral Of Learning In The Background.

New Faculty Learning Community

In spring, the Teaching Center will pilot a new faculty learning community. The Equity and Inclusion Faculty Learning Community (FLC) will bring together instructors (faculty and graduate student teaching assistants) to explore topics related to equitable and inclusive teaching and…

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New Faculty Essentials, Dec. 15, 2021

A special message from Ann E. Cudd, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor:
Dear Colleagues, As we make our way through finals week, I want to congratulate you on the completion of the fall term. During my many walks on campus the past few months, it has brought me great joy to see faculty and students connecting and reconnecting. Thank you for all you do to advance transformative teaching and learning at Pitt. I wish you a restful winter recess and a happy holiday season.

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New Faculty Essentials, Nov. 17, 2021

New Faculty Essentials, November 2021
With the end of the fall term quickly approaching, we want to direct your attention to two topics that represent important and recurring end-of-term processes: final course grades and end-of-term Student Opinion of Teaching Surveys.

FINAL COURSE GRADES Here are a few resources to help you understand the grading policies and procedures at Pitt. University Grading Policies. The Registrar's page ...

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Renewed: Online Learning Consortium Membership

All faculty and staff have access to these member benefits thanks to our renewed institutional membership to the Online Learning Consortium: Free webinars Member pricing on workshops, teaching certificate programs, mastery series programs, conferences and events Publications Awards Use your…

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Dr. Barbara Frey

Barbara Frey Earns Directors’ Award for Exceptional Service

Barbara Frey received the Quality Matters Directors' Award for Exceptional Service during a Nov. 3 virtual conference for her extraordinary contributions to quality assurance efforts with online and/or blended education. Dr. Frey has spent nearly two decades as instructional designer for…

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Ann E. Cudd, Provost And Senior Vice Chancellor

Introducing You to New Faculty Essentials

Welcome to our new monthly communiqué
As a new faculty member/instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, you invigorate Pitt with a sense of exploration, innovation, and commitment to scholarship. I am delighted that you have joined our University. Your work will energize and transform not only every Pitt campus but our region and our world. As you move through your first year, I urge you to take advantage of all the resources the University has to offer. Thank you for all you do—and Hail to Pitt! -Provost Ann E. Cudd ...

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Student Walking On Campus Near Cathedral Of Learning

October is Mental Health Awareness Month

October is Mental Health Awareness Month at Pitt, and faculty are encouraged to think about how engaging with your students can support their well-being. To assist you with having conversations with students, please visit Thrive@Pitt and the University Counseling Center…

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Faculty Input: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is imbedded in University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher's Plan for Pitt as a vehicle to help create a welcoming environment. To promote a University community that is rich, vibrant, and embraces differences, the University…

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Provost’s Fall Workshop Series on Student Success

The Teaching Center, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, will present a series of virtual workshops on Student Success throughout the fall term. The first is scheduled for Aug. 18, and is now open for registration. This workshop will…

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