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Teaching Center Staff Updates

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's, master's and doctorate…

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Michael Bridges, PhD, Director Of The Teaching Commons

Teaching Center Welcomes Michael Bridges

The University Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Bridges, PhD, 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

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

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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2019 Thanksgiving Recess Hours

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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Introducing Gradescope

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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Cynthia Golden, Director, University Center For Teaching And Learning

What’s Ahead for Fall 2019?

The calendar shows that we celebrate our new year in January, but for me, the beginning of the fall term has always been my new year. The arrival of a new school year brings change. It’s a time to reflect…

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CourseWeb/Blackboard Courses to be Archived May 10

CourseWeb/Blackboard classes taught in Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 (Terms 2171, 2174, and 2177) will be archived on May 10, 2019, by Educational Software Consulting. Please note that archived courses are retrievable by e-mail request to edtech@teaching.pitt.edu. In this message, you…

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Regional Faculty Symposium a Success

The University Center for Teaching and Learning welcomed nearly 250 faculty, faculty support specialists, and graduate students to campus on March 11th for the 2019 Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium. The one-day conference gave education professionals a chance to spend a…

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