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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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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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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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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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Cynthia Golden, Director, University Center For Teaching And Learning

What’s Ahead for Fall 2019?

  • August 26, 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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Regional Faculty Symposium a Success

  • March 22, 2019

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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2018-2018 Staff Recognition - Blaine Walker

Blaine Walker Earns Chancellor’s Staff Recognition Award

  • December 13, 2018

Blaine Walker, manager of the Teaching Center’s Academic Digital Media unit, was recognized by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at the Chancellor’s Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony for completing 40 years of service at the University of Pittsburgh. “My time at Pitt has…

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